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Tips & Techniques > Marking a fine rib on jerseys

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Posted on: 7/6/05 7:44 AM
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If you need to actually thread-trace a rib on a really fine jersey (to mark your lengtwise graine), use the largest hand sewing needle (length and eye) that you can without hurting the fabric. You'll just automatically take larger stitches and the job will go much faster.

This may seem obvious to many, but it took me a while to figure it out, and it has made a big difference.

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Astrostitcher said...
Thanks bunz, this was not obvious to me but sounds like a good ideea. Being not much of a knits sewer (but his is gonna' change now that I've got my serger!), can you tell me exactly where this type of precision is needed in garment construction. Thanks.
7/7/05 1:46 AM
bunz said...
Astro- I'm relatively new to knits myself, and have been working w a bunch of very finely-grained cotton single knits (jerseys). Chalk won't do the job needed so I get out my magnifying lenses and trace it w a needle & thread! It's a PITA, but most knits won't need this extreme treatment :-)
7/7/05 7:54 AM
Babs said...
Thanks for the tip. But also - I love the picture of the cat. Hope it's a friend!
7/7/05 9:35 AM
Neefer said...
Great tip; it never occured to me to do this.
7/7/05 12:47 PM
 
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