Also commonly referred to as melange ‘marle’ is a colour effect found in knitted fabrics.
The first thing to know is that marle doesn’t affect the texture of a garment - only its visual appearance.
It is made by combining two (or more) different coloured yarns in one thread which is then used to construct fabric.
There are two ways this effect may be created. The first is by combining two different coloured yarns (usually one light & one darker colour) before knitting the fabric.
The second method is by combining two (or more) different types of yarns (ie. cotton & polyester) to create fabric.
This blended fabric is then dipped into multiple dye baths, specifically made so that each fiber in the fabric will only absorb certain dyes. This is what creates the ‘marled’ effect.
Marle is most commonly made with a blend of cotton & polyester or viscose.
While the most common version of this fabric is ‘grey marle’, the technique is now available in a multitude of colours & variations.
The closer the colours of the yarns used, the more subtle the marle effect will appear & vice versa.
Marle is a great option for a more casual, everyday look.
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