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Technical Name of Sheer "knitted look" knits
Those knit fabrics that look like thin, sheer knitting
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Date: 9/10/09 5:12 PM

I hope I convey this question in a way that makes sense. I am wearing a sweater right now that was no doubt sewn (and not knitted by machine) by the garment maker but it's made from a super light, sheer knit that has less of a "t-shirt knit" look and more of a super fine knitted look. Is there a technical name for this type of fabric? I'd love to sew with it but have no idea what it's called so I can shop for it online....

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Date: 9/10/09 5:41 PM

This is a fabric that seems to be increasingly popular now in ready to wear, but I have very seldom seen it in fabric stores. Here, third sample from the top is a picture of what the industry seems to call 'sheer jersey.' Hand knitters can get this by using a very fine yarn and big needles, but it looks as though we who would like to buy the fabric used by the garment industry are not going to have much luck. I have seen such fabrics very occasionally at emmaonesock.com and if you email Linda, the owner, she may be able to give you some info on availability of this sheer knit. Another possibility is Marcy Tilton's fabric selection. You could also email her regarding specific fabrics.
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Subject: Technical Name of Sheer knitted look knits Date: 9/10/09 5:43 PM

Elona,
Thank you! That is exactly what I am talking about!
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Date: 9/10/09 7:36 PM

I bought some sheer wool blend boucle knit a while back at Mood in LA. That's how I describe it and I've never seen it anywhere online, but I have seen other sheer knits in the New York store. They are working on their website, but it is still poor. E mailing for samples never gets me any answers either.

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Date: 10/31/13 2:32 PM

I bought 1.5 yds of a very sheer beautiful wool knit thinking I would make a wrapped top, but I don't have the guts to cut it up or sew it ... worried about snagging, unraveling, etc. What pattern are you thinking of using with this stuff?

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Date: 10/31/13 3:22 PM

Take a look at Kathryn's beautiful sheer top. She says it was very easy to sew!

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Date: 10/31/13 5:06 PM

Take a look at EOS linen knits. They are fabulous. I got a striped version from her a few months back and it is gorgeous.
sheer knits
She also has some matte jerseys that look great too.



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Subject: Technical Name of Sheer knitted look knits Date: 11/2/13 8:14 PM

IMO these were called Rachel knits. They were sheer and lacy. Can anyone corroborate?

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