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New Colours Knitwit Bamboo Jersey

Knitwit-New-Bamboo-ColoursNew Colours Knitwit Bamboo Jersey Knit Fabric – We have just added 8 new colours of Knitwit Bamboo Jersey Knit Fabric to bring the total colour range to 20.

Knitwit Bamboo Jersey Knit Fabric is a beautifully light weight natural fibre (viscose) knit that is suitable for tops. It is very soft against the skin, colourfast and elegant to wear.

Swatches available – If you would like to receive a free set of swatches of Knitwit Bamboo Jersey Knit Fabric, please ring us on 1300 82 2122, email us at wendygager@knitwit.com.au or text us on 0451 496 122.

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New Colours of Knitwit Scuba Crepe Knit

Knitwit-Scuba-Crepe-New-ColoursNew Colours of Knitwit Scuba Crepe Knit – We have just added 6 new colours of Knitwit Scuba Crepe knit fabric to bring the total colour range to 18.

If you want to see how popular this fabric is internationally at the moment, Google “scuba crepe” – with the quotation marks – and select Images.

Swatches available – If you would like to receive a free set of swatches of Knitwit Scuba Crepe, please ring us on 1300 85 2122 or email us at wendygager@knitwit.com.au

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New Colours of Knitwit Affinity Wool Jersey

Knitwit-Affinity-Wool-Jersey-Bottle-GreenKnitwit-Affinity-Wool-Jersey-PlumKnitwit-Affinity-Wool-Jersey-Hibiscus-RedWe have just added 3 new colours to our exquisite Knitwit Affinity Wool Jersey plain knit fabric to bring the total colour range to 10. Knitwit Wool Jersey Knit Affinity is a beautiful fine pure Merino wool jersey – light weight, stain resistant, superfine fibre, durable and with a soft handle. Perfect for tops or soft skirts – it feels beautifully smooth against the skin.

Swatches available – If you would like to receive a free set of swatches of Affinity Wool Jersey, please ring us on 1300 85 2122 or  email us at wendygager@knitwit.com.au

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Fabrics with 50% Stretch

 A customer emailed: “I’m new to stretch sewing so unsure of the type of fabric I should be looking for. My pattern calls for a knit with 50% stretch”.

One of the attractions of sewing with knit fabrics is that you can be flexible in matching fabric and pattern.

For example, a pattern may be designed for low stretch knits. You can actually use the pattern with medium and even high stretch knits – all it means is that you may need to try on the garment before hemming, and run it in if it’s a bit loose. We do this all the time.

We even use patterns that Kwik Sew says are designed for woven fabrics. We use low stretch knit fabrics like our Knitwit Ponti and Knitwit Monaco for example.

And at the other end of the scale, where a pattern is sized for a high (50%) stretch fabric, we frequently use medium or even low stretch fabrics – we simply cut out a size bigger than normal, and run the garment in if necessary.

But getting back to the question, type “50%” into the search box above.