Unfortunately, I've been on the road for the past week, driving up and down California helping with a family member's major move. I have to laugh at what a sewing geek I've become, as not only did I pack Cal Patch's Design-It-Yourself Clothes and two sewing patterns to cut, but I loaded up my iPod with sewing podcasts for the drive.
I stumbled across Sew Forth Now and I found this particular episode, "All About Knits," incredibly helpful. I like to listen to podcasts or audiobooks as I sew as well, so I thought I'd recommend it to anyone interested. Find it here.
In this long interview, sewing teacher Sarah Veblen discusses:
- The difference between give and stretch and how different knits behave
- The best needles to use (her preference, in order: Stretch, Universal, than Ballpoint)
- How patterns for bias-cut wovens translate nicely to knits
- The possibility of translating patterns for wovens to knits using the finished size of your bust or hip (i.e., a skirt pattern whose finished size, as printed on the pattern, equals your hip size)
- And more!
That's all for now: On the road again. I look forward to settling back at home and catching up on sewing and blogging. Happy sewing everyone!