Explore how fabric choice can completely change the Sadie sweater’s look.
One Pattern, Three Fabrics
Textured knits add dimension to sweaters and other cozy garments. Keep an eye out for chunky sweater knits or sleek ribbed sweater knits, and you can make two sweaters with totally different looks. Sweater knits can vary greatly in their weaves, but the Sadie sweater will layer well if you want to try an open-weave knit. For tips on sewing with sweater knits and other textured knits, check out this tutorial.
International sources for textured knits: CH, UK, FR, FR
Sweatshirt knits are thicker and more stable than jersey. Their stretch can vary, so pay attention to the fabric description while planning your project. You can find sweatshirt knits in many different blends, from cotton to polyester or hemp. Rayon will add an extra soft stretch. Sew sweatshirt knits as you would any other knit project—you’ll probably find that their extra stability makes for an easy sew!
International sources for sweatshirt knits: CH, FR, NZ, UK, UK
This cozy knit is a dream to wear. French terry is a soft knit that is heavier than jersey but more forgiving than sweatshirt knits. French terry has loops on the wrong side and is smooth on the right side. It’s very comfortable and helps wick moisture in the hotter months.
International sources for French terry: AU, FR, NL, NZ, UK
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