… ponte knit. In the photo above, you see me wearing a pair of ponte knit riding pants that I snagged on eBay. I’ve long been a devotee of leggings for weekend wear, but now that I’ve entered the world of ponte, I’m wavering. This fabric has all of the comfort and flexibility of jersey, but it’s THICKER! Key for freezing cold Minnesota weather, yet also versatile enough to take me well into spring.
Ponte is a double-knit interlock fabric that has stability and firmness in addition to flexibility and softness. This means it can be used in dresses, blazers, and more structured pieces and hold its shape but still maintain comfort and give. Best of both worlds, no? Here are a few ponte pieces that have caught my attention of late: