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Jersey knit too stretchy
Cowl neck top
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Date: 3/7/12 6:25 PM

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The pattern calls for a stable knit. I have a very soft two-way stretch knit that I think is a jersey knit. Would this fabric be too stretchy to make the cowl neck top?

What do they mean by a stable knit?

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Date: 3/7/12 6:40 PM

Generally that means a knit that doesn't stretch too much & that acts more like a woven. I just made the same pattern up in a EMO sweater type of fabric which was actually a woven & it worked well. Although I did not do a review there are several for this which you may want to read. It is very, very large & is more tunic- like. I went down a size &
it's still large on me.

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Date: 3/8/12 2:25 AM

the pattern made for stable knit will have too much ease in it for stretch knit. You might end up with a very loose saggy garment

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Date: 3/8/12 4:54 AM

If you stabilize the cowl neck with knit interfacing it might work.

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Date: 3/8/12 7:50 AM

I don't think I'll risk it. I think the fabric is too stretchy. Thanks for your input.

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Date: 3/8/12 9:52 AM

If your fabric is very stretchy the cowl neck part will be much lower than you anticipate. The danger is also that the garment will keep growing in lenght. I just made a cowl neck top from a very thin stretch fabric and it's now a mini dress lenght.

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