To usher in our upcoming knits pattern (due out October 20th), we put together a short series of videos all about shopping for knit fabrics.
In this first video, I talk all about fabric terms. If you’re used to wovens and aren’t really sure what some of those knit fabric recommendations for patterns mean, click the image above to go to the video page.
As I was writing this video, I referred constantly to Alyson’s book, The Colette Guide to Sewing Knits. After you watch the video, sign up to get the chapter from the book all about fabric for free. It’s a nice little reference to go along with the information in the video. There’s even a really handy fabric chart that includes all the fabrics I talk about.
We’ll also let you know when the next video in the series is up. That one is all about what qualities you should actually look for in knit fabric when you’re at the store (or looking over swatches, or your own stash).