Ponte Roma is a double knit stretch fabric. It has a face side and a reverse side which look almost the same. Ponte can be made from all sorts of different weights of yarn and often contains elastane for some more stretch. Ponte Roma works well by itself or as a layering piece - think tops, dresses, tunics, skirts, jackets and cardigans. Because the fabric is a double knit and only contains a small amount of stretch it holds its shape well. It is a very stable fabric, ideal for beginners.