Thursday, February 6, 2014

Now is the time for Italian ponte knits at Metro Textiles!

I love ponte knits.  You know what I'm talking about, don't you?  That tough, resilient knit that holds, stays, performs, and lasts... and lasts?

Scans of swatches of the wonderful fabric won't do it justice.  You have to see/feel it for yourself!

Well, I've been checking out some lovely rayon Italian ponte knit fabrics from Kashi.  In my case, I went for the standby solids black and white, which I will use to make a non-color blocked something or other... But the possibilities are endless!  When you stretch it, it recovers.  When you scrunch it, it forgets, resisting any wrinkles.  Feel it, and it has body.  A picture?  Well, you get what look like a black and white square.  the experience is different.

Ready for a secret?  Here's the deal... lean in....

For my blog readers exclusively, Kashi is offering a beautiful discount on these fabrics.  A mere $9.50 a yard.  58" wide.  No kidding!  Oh... and he'll ship, too!  You pay the cost of shipping of course, but he will quote you the shipping cost, so you can confirm beforehand.

But wait, there are more colors.  Interested?  You have to call, visit, or email him and ask for the color you want.

Do make a point of visiting, if you're able! He gets new fabrics in every day!

265 W 37th St # 908

New York, NY 10018

(212) 209-0004

New to ponte knits? 

Read this great blog post about working with ponte knits.


  1. Thank you for the tip. I love ponte too. I called and placed my order for black and royal. I asked for petersham ribbon and he thought that was my name. Ah no, that's my order. He said that he does not have ribbon.

    1. Fantastic! Nope, no petersham there, but there are other sources for petersham in the district!

    2. Here ya go...

  2. Thanks for the petersham tip. I mentioned your name when I ordered from Metro Textiles. He knew that you referred me. oookayy

  3. I bought some black ponte (and a boat load of other stuff ;D) today!!
    Kashi was very good to me, thanks to my mentioning you!

  4. I *love* Kashi. I will need to go see him again when the weather is better! It's been awhile. 8 months to be exact, not that I'm counting. Bwah ha ha!

  5. Kashi was so nice and the ponte knit is gorgeous! He has some bright colors too...I might have to go back for more. He even said he could ship my purchases home for me. Thanks for the tip, Mimi!


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