Choosing a fabric is potentially the most important part of sewing up the Fulton Sweater Blazer. You should be looking for a structured stable knit with that is going to hold up to its own weight. What I mean by that is a fabric that won’t stretch out from it’s own weight. This is especially important for View B, the longer (and therefore heavier) of the two versions.
Knits with 2-way stretch are ideal (meaning they stretch cross-wise, but not length-wise), but knits with 4-way stretch can work if they have some structure.
My final recommendation is to choose knits that are high in structure and low in drape. (more…)