We are bursting at the seams with excitement for today’s new fabric release! We say this in unison with our sewist team when we say that our new Cayambe Rib Knit is unlike any other rib knit we have come across. It is truly a texture that you must feel to appreciate. Rib knits, in general, have a tendency to elevate finished garments due to their texture alone. But Cayambe really reaches new heights with its distinguished texture that doesn't skimp on comfort and coziness! Read on to see what our talented team of sewists made!
"I made the Button and Bibs Hemlock hoodie. I was really surprised at how drapey this fabric was! It reminds me of chenille but it’s not as prone to tearing and the seams making it much easier to sew. This fabric is super soft and had great horizontal stretch. The lack of vertical stretch means your pieces won’t “grow” like other sweater knits tend to do, making this fabric a great choice when looking for something soft, warm, and comfy!"
"I made a Breckenridge Henley from Love Notions but swapped out the standard sleeve in the pattern for a bishop sleeve. My personal style veers towards the basics but the fabric practically yelled at me when it came to sleeves. It wanted to show that beautiful body off in a voluminous puff. The fabric itself is quite unique. It looks almost like a chenille rib but has an interesting springy texture with great recovery. It would be fantastic for a coatigan, pullover or dress, to name a few."
"Coming in hot this Valentine's Day in Cayambe Rib Knit! When I saw the Peppercorn colorway, I couldn't get over how lovely its purple undertones were... one of the most unusual neutral fabrics that I've seen this season! The thick texture of the fabric made the perfect little date night dress - the Aspen from Made for Mermaids. So posh. I couldn't be more excited about this make!"
"The new Cayambe Rib Knit is unlike any other rib knit I have experienced! I would describe this amazing fabric as a cross between a soft and stretchy sweater knit with the recovery, drape and texture of a rib knit. I made the Drop Pocket Cardigan from Jalie Patterns and the fabric sewed up like a dream! I used both my serger and my sewing machine for this cardigan and the fabric handled both just fine. The Misty Lilac colorway is a subtle purple shade that coordinates well with almost any other color without appearing too light. This cardigan will get lots of wear to carry me from Winter to Spring!"
“The Cayambe Rib knit is quite unlike any other fabric I’ve sewn with, which is exciting in and of itself! It has a luminosity that elevates the traditionally casual rib pattern. The warm hand and sea foam texture are unexpectedly balanced with a luxuriously fluid drape. I’ve used two free and size inclusive patterns to create my look. The Finn Crop Top from Petite Stitchery (Full bust up to 57”), with the sleeve straightened to be more relaxed, paired with the Sew House Seven, Elemental Skirt (up to a 65” hip). I love the combo and expect that it will be a perfect transitional outfit as we head into spring!”
"I was so excited to take part in the release of the Cayambe Rib Knit! Surge always brings in cool new fabric and this is no exception! I sewed the color Rosemary which is a pale, pale sage green that can look gray in certain lights. It's lovely and the perfect muted green to transition from the rich colors of winter into the spring pastels. Cayambe is soft and has a brushed feel to it, both on the inside and out which makes it incredibly cozy to wear. The thick ribs give this fabric a "squish" feel and keeps you incredibly warm! I retired a sweater dress way back in 2014 and have been wanting a new one ever since and this was the perfect fabric for it. Thickness so you can't see every panty line and also warmth for the colder months. I chose Patterns for Pirates Hepburn and I absolutely love the fit with the small mods that I made. I *may* have hemmed it too short for work. Oops, measure twice, cut once! I love this fabric and plan to buy more to make a few sweaters and maybe a cardigan for work as well! I'm sure you will love it as much as I do. :)"
"This Cayambe rib knit is a dream! It’s soft on my skin while having a lovely texture to admire. I chose the Kelli dress from Patterns for Pirates with a bishop sleeve. This make had me feeling beautiful and cozy at once. This fabric was great to work with and this color is gorgeous!"
"This time of year I want to cozy up in snuggly, soft, warm sweaters. I knew I wanted to make something that would take me from school pickup lines and classes to the couch and Netflix. I opted for the Nora Sweater from DIBY Club because the shape and fit was exactly I had in mind for the delicate balance of chic and comfort."
"Friends!! This is a new base to me & let me tell you, I am in love. This is Cayambe Rib Knit in Cornflower colorway is soft, great weight and warm, which I appreciated since it's cold in PA. I wanted to create two looks to show the versatility in this base. I made the Greenstyle Creations-Sewing Cambria top using the pleated sleeves in 3/4 length and cuffs to show the drama of the fabric. My second look is the Patterns for Pirates Modern sweater and I colorblocked it with french terry because I was going to use every scrap of this fabric. It was easy to sew, no snagging. I know I plan to get all the colorways lol."
"I knew I couldn't keep all the Cayambe for myself, especially when I have a pink loving girl! So we shopped my pattern stash and settled on Pattern Niche's 11th Hour Gear Joggers and the Mini Page Hoodie from Chalk & Notch. We had some good mother-daughter bonding time as we worked together making this sweet little set and she has been living in it daily ever since!"
As you can see this fabric is suitable for tops and cardigans as well as dresses and loungewear. No matter what your lifestyle is like, or where the gaps lay in your wardrobe, you can create a garment that fits right in with this fabric. Our hope is that you'll reach for this pieces time and time again! To celebrate Cayambe's debut in our shop you can save 20% through Sunday, no code needed!