September 25, 2019

Sweater Knit Fabric Ideas and Inspiration


We’re all about sweater weather right now at Cashmerette HQ, whether or not the actual weather wants to cooperate! But we know that getting your hands on quality sweater knits can be tricky. Local fabric shops may have limited selections, and shopping for fabric online can be intimidating. So we’re here to make it a little bit easier with a roundup of some of our favorite Tobin-worthy sweater knit fabric ideas.

When you’re shopping for fabric for your new Tobin Sweater, look for medium- to heavy-weight knits with at least 20% stretch. Good search terms to use include sweater knit, boiled wool knit, ponte, double knit and stretch terry.

Don’t see the exact color or print you want in our list? Many of the fabrics below are available in multiple colorways. And if you’re not sure whether a fabric has the feel or stretch you want, or whether two fabrics will pair nicely for a color-blocked look, we always recommend ordering a swatch first.

Alright, bring on the cozy fabrics!

Tobin Sweater knit fabric ideas: solids

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A solid Tobin Sweater will turn into a cool-weather wardrobe workhorse. You can find stretch terry in a wide variety of solid colors.

Tobin Sweater knit fabric ideas: textured solids

Tobin Sweater knit fabric ideas: textured solids

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Spice up your Tobin with a bit of texture! Just because you opt for a solid, doesn’t mean your sweater has to be plain. How glam would a metallic Tobin look? And that mustard textured ponte is a thing of wonder.

Tobin Sweater knit fabric ideas: stripes

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Stripes are made for sweaters, and stripey sweater knits come in a variety of colors, textures, and sizes, from ultra-thick stripes to pinstripes. And you can’t go wrong color blocking a stripe fabric with a solid.

Tobin Sweater knit fabric ideas: animal prints

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Let your wild side out with an animal print! Whether subtle or bold, cute or fierce, an animal print is sure to make a statement.

Tobin Sweater knit fabric ideas: polka dots

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How cute would a polka-dotted Tobin Sweater look? So. Cute.

Tobin Sweater knit fabric ideas: double faced

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The easiest, most foolproof way to ace color blocking is to get double faced or reversible fabric. The two sides are designed to pair perfectly, and you can guarantee that both colors will drape and wash the same way.

Tobin Sweater knit fabric ideas: floral

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If you dig a little deeper, you can find some gorgeous floral sweater knits and pontes. We love these three options for cooler weather.

Tobin Sweater knit fabric ideas: color blocking

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When color blocking, the possibilities are endless! Solids and stripes are a safe bet of course, but why not push the envelope a little with these fun combos?

Phew, that’s quite a few sweater knit fabric ideas, but that’s just the tip of the iceberg! There are so many amazing sweater fabrics out there, and we can’t wait to see what you find (and make with it)! Make sure to tag your photos on social media with the hashtag #TobinSweater so that we can ooh and aah at how stylish and cozy you look. And be sure to check out our roundup of ideas from ready-to-wear fashion to load up on even more Tobin Sweater inspiration.

Let me know what you think!