I think it’s safe to say that when it comes to sheer volume, the amount of woven fabric in my sewing room far outweighs the amount of knit fabric. But. When it comes to picking projects to sew? I find myself gravitating toward the knits. I love sewing with knits! They’re just so dang fast, you know? And when it comes to wearing the things I make? Well, I love wearing knits too (and so do my kids)! They’re just so dang comfortable, you know?
I’ve wanted to do a series on sewing with knits on the blog for awhile because the posts I do about knits always seem to generate a fair amount of emails and questions. Two questions I get repeatedly that come to mind are:
“Do I need a serger to sew with knits?” (and the related: “if so, which one do you recommend?”)
“Where do you buy your knits online?”
But when it comes right down to it, I don’t always feel like much of an expert. As with pretty much everything else I do that relates to this blog, I haven’t had the benefit of a formal sewing education, so figuring it out myself has pretty much been the way I operate. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t, that’s how I learn, and I’m pretty sure that’s why so many of you like to hang out here. So while I’m happy to share my own experiences, I also thought it would be fun to ask some other bloggers to put in their two cents as well (does it kindof sound like I’m passing the buck? Haha, OK maybe a little…)
So I put together a list of questions that *I* would want to know, a “KNIT-erview” if you will (get it? har-har sorry you know I can’t live without the cheezy right?), and I sent it to a few other bloggers whose knit projects I’ve really enjoyed. And um, if you didn’t get the email and think you should have, please don’t be offended…I didn’t want to bite off way more than I could chew with this so I kept the list short. I asked if they would write about or answer at least one or more of these questions so we could all learn from eachother:
And joy of joys, a bunch of them said yes. Yippee!! So I’ll be posting those interviews here on the blog this month. I’ll also try to answer a few of the questions myself, as well as feature some other knit series/books/tutorials/patterns that have been helpful to me. You can find all of the posts in this series on the KNITS! page on my blog.
Do you want to do a KNITerview of your own? Please do! If you have answers to any of these questions that you’d like to share, blog about it and don’t forget to show off your favorite knit projects in your post. If you email me the link, I’ll figure out how to put up a list of KNITerviews so we can all share our collective “expertise.” Feel free to steal a button (at the very bottom of the blog) if you like.
Even if you don’t do a post of your own, I hope you’ll be inspired to sew something new with knits or try a new technique. I really love reading these types of posts on other blogs and I hope you’ll enjoy the series!
What questions would you add to the list? What question are you most interested in the answer to?
And is there anything else you would like to see in this knit series (hey it’s not often I offer up the open invitation, might as well say it if you want it)?