Fabrics for the True Bias Marlo Sweater Cardigan

The Marlo Sweater is beloved in the sewing community and we can definitely see why! It's the perfect layering piece and works with a large variety of fabrics such as sweater knit, french terry, sweatshirting, polar fleece, rib knit and boucle.

You can even use a non-stretch fabric for the body as long as the binding has 20% stretch! 


Cotton and Tencel interlock knit fabrics


L-R: Sherbet Lemon - Organic Cotton Interlock, Lavender - Organic Cotton Interlock, Bubblegum Pink - Organic Cotton Interlock, Blueberry - Two-Face Coda Interlock with TENCEL™ fibres - meetMILK, Maroon - Two-Face Coda Interlock with TENCEL™ fibres - meetMILK, Pecan - Two-Face Coda Interlock with TENCEL™ fibres - meetMILK

Interlock fabrics are a lovely thick, stretchy, soft fabric that is semi-structured and would be great to wear throughout the colder months. It would be perfect for sewing a garment like the Marlo cardigan as it would hold the shape of the design beautifully. 

Sweater Knits


L-R: Vintage Rose - Viscose Fleece Backed Jersey, Brick Red - Viscose Soft Knit, Petrol Blue - Viscose Soft Knit, Puff - Soft Lima Knit with LENZING™ ECOVERO™ Viscose fibres - meetMILK, Soft Mint - Soft Lima Knit with LENZING™ ECOVERO™ Viscose fibres - meetMILK, Deep Green - Soft Lima Knit with LENZING™ ECOVERO™ Viscose fibres - meetMILK

Viscose jersey is on the drapier end of the jersey scale, it has a beautiful weight to it that makes it lovely to wear in the cooler and warmer months! The viscose fleece-backed jersey has an incredibly soft reverse side and a plain front. The soft lima knit fabric is breathable, non static, soft to touch with the most amazing drape too!

Textured Waffle and Cable Knits


L-R: Cornflower Blue - Cotton Mini Waffle Jersey, Terracotta - Cotton Mini Waffle Jersey, Peony Pink - Cotton Mini Waffle Jersey, Hot Pink - Cable Knit Jersey, Plum - Cable Knit Jersey, Light Ochre - Cotton Mini Waffle Jersey

Textured knits are a beautiful statement fabric that are lovely to sew with as they are stable knits with low stretch making them easy to handle. The cable knit jerseys have a textured cable design on the front and plain on the reverse, the waffle knits have textured on the inside and outside.

Prints and Patterns


L-R: Forest Animals - See You At Six - French Terry, Dark Pink Grid - Organic Cotton Fleece Backed Jersey, Mustard & Pink Flowers - Organic Cotton Sweatshirting, Bottle Green & Rose Bark Jacquard - Organic Cotton Jacquard Knit - mind the MAKER, Pink and Blue Stripe - Cotton Knit, Abstract Splashes Pastel - Organic Cotton Sweatshirting

We have a wide variety of patterned knits available in a selection of weights, that would work perfectly for the Marlo Cardigan. These patterned fabrics would pair so well with our selection of ribbings and cuffings

 You can shop all of our fabrics here and all of our sewing patterns here.

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