Fabric Type

Ponte Roma Fabric

Ponte Roma Fabric


Ponte Roma is a type of interlock fabric, and is sometimes referred to simply as ponte. The characteristics of ponte are that it is thick and firm, with a slight horizontally ribbed appearance when you look closely. Often, elasthane, lycra or spandex is included in ponte to give it more stretch.


Ponte Roma fabric shows on both fabric sides courses having small stitches that alternate with courses having somewhat bigger stitches whereby the top arcs of adjacent stitches are not in alignment. Ponte Roma is suitable for pants, skirts, dresses, sturdy leggings and cardigans. Ponte Roma garments are wrinkle resistant, so they’re sure to be your go-to wardrobe items when packing. jackets, pants and skirts, tailored garments, like jackets, suits, or dresses.

Fabric Type:

Ponte Roma Fabric

Also Known As:

Double Jersey Fabric
Heavy Jersey Fabric
Punto di Roma Fabric
Ponte di Roma Fabric
Punto Roma Fabric
Punto de Roma Fabric
Modified Milano rib Fabric

Print Type Available:




Weight per m2:


Minimum Order Quantity:

400 kg per colour plain
500-700 kg per design Rotational Print
200 kg per design Digital Print

For Garments:


Yarn Fiber Type:

%100 Organic Cotton (only combed)
Organic Cotton Blends
%100 BCI Cotton (only combed)
BCI Cotton Blends
%100 Cotton (OE, Carded or Combed)
Cotton Blends
Polyester Blends
Polyamide Blends
Rayon Blends
Viscose Blends
Recycled Cotton Polyester Blends

Possible Fabric Production Certifications:


Approximate Minimum Price:

9,50 USD/kg plain (Recycled Cotton Polyester Blend)
12,00 USD/kg Rotational printed (Polyester-Viscose-Ea Blend with maximum weight per m2)
11,50 USD/kg Digital printed (If Polyester would be on the face of the fabric with maximum weight per m2)

More About Ponte Roma Fabrics:

Ponte Roma is an interlock fabric in which a full interlock course is followed by a plain jersey course knitted on one side of the fabric followed by a plain jersey course knitted on the other side of the fabric in a four-course repeat cycle. This results in a dense fabric that is twice the thickness of a normal knit fabric and possesses firm stability on par with woven fabrics.

Ponte Roma fabrics are made from the interlock stitches and its variations. The process involves the use of two pairs of needles set at an angle to each other. Fibers that the generally used to make Ponte De Roma Fabrics are cotton, viscose, polyester and polyamide. Ponte Roma fabrics are weft knitted fabrics made with two sets of needle beds.

Ponte Roma is a type of knit fabric that is made with a double weave construction usually creating a more stable knit. Ponte Roma fabric gives a more structured, stable look to your garments and are great for beginners wanting to sew with knits.

Ponte Roma fabrics are more stable and don’t roll as much as their lighter weight friends, making them easy to sew with. They are also a great choice when you want a crisp, structured look while still maintaining the stretch and comfort of a knit fabric.

Ponte Roma fabrics tend to be firmer and more stable than other types of knits. This makes them easier to sew with, but also less stretchy. Holding a Ponte Roma fabric, you’ll notice that the fabric feels firm and thick. This structure is ideal for fabrics that will be used for bottoms, in garments that need durability, or when you want a heavier drape and hand of fabric for any type of garment.

Ponte Roma fabric is a medium to heavyweight textile that can be used for a variety of garments. Unlike most knit fabrics, which are used for garments that require stretch to fit properly, the unique construction of Ponte Roma fabric results in a very stable fabric suitable for items whose weight would distort with any other knit.

A Ponte Roma fabric is created by knitting two layers of fabric together with multiple sets of needles. Ponte Roma fabric - A weft knit fabric in which two layers of loops are formed that cannot be separated. The fabric structure is more stable and compact. The fabrics do not curl at the edges and do not ravel.

The double-needle construction of these Ponte Roma fabrics results in a fabric that, unlike single knit fabrics, does not curl at the edges. Because knitted loops constitute both the front and back of the fabric, it can be reversible--or either side can be used as the “right side.” Ponte Roma fabric is also wrinkle-resistant, making it ideal for travel wardrobes.

Made with two sets of yarns, this double-constructed fabric has fine ribs running lengthwise on both sides. Usually looks same on fabric’s face and reverse, making it reversible.

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