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Hey knit haters! I know you’re out there. You avoid knits because of one sour experience, right? I’ve been there. You picked up some cheap fabric from the store and thought you’d made a tee shirt, or maybe a swim suit. Stuck it in your machine and then “RRRRRR WHIRRRFFFTT GCKHCHRRR. beep beep beep. STOP.” Maybe your needle broke. You might have seen a bird’s nest of thread. And then you swore off knits forevermore!
I did that, too. Years ago.
It’s hard to forget those sewing FAILS. But I hope this little infographic will give you the confidence you need to get going with knits! The very very basics. If you do these things hopefully it will be smooth sailing!
That’s it! That’s all you need to know. We can get knitty gritty later, but these simple steps will get you going on your very first project! And just remember, YOU CAN DO IT!
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Thanks for the tip on which knits to use. When I tried sewing with knits, I used a ballpoint needle and zigzag stitch, but also a light jersey, and I had some trouble with that. I was scared of knits for a long time, but I’m going to try again.
Just wondering, if you are using a serger are the guidelines different?
Random question, what type of thread do you use? I use a viscose thread for most everything but realized with knits it typically breaks somewhere after a few wears. Do tell, please!