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Lindy Ann
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Date: 11/26/12 9:13 PM

I have limited experience sewing with knits, but now have a serger and have done some experimenting.

I want to make some knit tops, specifically ones to wear under jumpers or jackets. So I'd like fairly thin, smooth or slippery knits suitable for tops, maybe with a cowl neck. (Not cotton interlock for this purpose.) I need white or ivory to go with my jumpers and jackets, and it needs to be reasonably opaque.

I have a very limited selection of knits locally, so I'd like to try online but I have no idea what such a fabric is called or where to buy it. Any ideas?

(I previously posted this in the wrong forum. Sorry for the double post.)

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Date: 11/26/12 10:25 PM

An ITY jersey might work well for you. Spandex World has all the basic colors here. I have ordered from Spandex World and the service and fabric quality have been very good. The will send you swatches if you want.

A good description of ITY is on this page at Emma One Sock.

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Date: 11/26/12 11:50 PM

EOS has great jersey knits.

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Date: 11/27/12 9:57 AM

FabricMart has a large selection of ITY in solid colors (prints too) at $5.99 a yard. The ones I've purchased have been very good quality.

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Date: 11/28/12 12:20 PM

Nancy's Notions has a very good selection of high quality ITY knits ( Brazil Knit) and .rayon/lycra knits manufactured by the well regarded Canadian company, Telio, and you can order 1/8 yard samples beforehand. Here is the code for free shipping with no minimum purchase required. This coupon is good as many times as you'd to use it through 12/27/12 (125414-2199. Other free shipping coupons for Nancy's Notions are listed on Retailmenot.com.

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Date: 11/28/12 9:55 PM

Thank you all for your ideas. It gives me some confidence to try some of these fabrics. I'm choosing a couple of the lowest priced ones to start with. Just placed an online order too!

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Date: 11/29/12 9:21 PM

nancy2001, That is terrific information. Thank you so much!! I am trying to buy from the US and Canada, with some European countries thrown in. Thank you VERY much.

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