Double knit is a type of knit fabric made with a double knit weave construction. Double knits give a more structured, stable look to your garments and are great for beginners wanting to sew with knits. Double knits are suitable for pants, skirts, dresses, sturdy leggings and cardigans.
In this category you will find ponte knits, liverpool double knits, scuba knits, techno knits and other varieties of double knits.
Ponte knit is heavier and sturdier than jersey knits. It stands more so away from your body and is easier to sew with than other knits due to it's stability. In most cases, polyester blend ponte knits are soft and have more drape than compared to rayon blends. Rayon blend ponte knits have more stability than polyester blend ponte knits. Ponte knits are great for tops, dresses, skirts and pants.
Scuba knit is a medium weight double knit with a smooth, spongey texture. It is best for strong, structured garments. Techno knit is similar to scuba knit, but is a little lighter in weight, making it have a bit more drape than scuba knit. Scuba and techno can also be referred to as neoprene.
Liverpool Knits are a medium weight double knit with a textured, almost spongey surface with a jacquard-like weave. They are great for dresses, skirts, cardigans and some tops.