The Great Knit Fabric Experiment

{ Harmony Art‘s knit prints }

 

I have to admit, though I have a few yards of it in my stash, I’ve never sewn with knits in my life. But Stitch Simple‘s recent Great Knit Fabric Experiment is getting me motivated. If you aren’t already familiar with Stitch Simple, it’s an online shop offering pre-washed, pre-pressed, pre-cut, ready-to-sew fabrics. Knits are notorious for shrinking (3-12%!), so getting them pre-washed also means getting them pre-shrunk, which I think a lot of people would appreciate. Still, owner Jen wondered if she should add knits to her inventory of woven cottons, so she had the great idea of running an experiment-promotion thing.

She supplied six sewists with prewashed organic cotton knit fabric from Harmony Art in exchange for a review and tutorial on their blogs. The links to all the tutorials can be found here — below are some of the pictures of and links to some of the projects.

Ruffled skirt from Knitty Bitties

 

Knit blanket from Badlands Quilts

 

Armwarmers and Baby Knot Hat from Tie Dye Diva

 

And Stitch Simple is now carrying several Harmony Art prints and solids, in interlock, rib, and jersey varieties, for your own experiments.

{ images from Harmony Art, Knitty Bitties, Badlands Quilts, and Tie Dye Diva and used with permission }

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