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Message Board > Fabrics and more... > Searching for extremely loose gauge knits. ( Moderated by CynthiaSue)

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Searching for extremely loose gauge knits.
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Date: 3/21/12 6:52 AM

I'm trying and failing to locate an extremely slinky knit fabric with which to make a few reproductions of my favorite sweater. I've seen and purchased some jersey a bit like this, but never a wide open, chunky knit. The striping isn't really important, nor is color if it's in any fiber that can take dye, really the only property it needs to satisfy is that structure.
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Date: 3/21/12 12:05 PM

Several years ago, I purchased an open wool knit like this through emmaonesock.com but she seems to carry this type of knit only rarely.

If you know how to knit, though, this would be a VERY fast and easy project to create. For example, take a look at the hand-knit sheer sweaters at ravelry.com

Many of them are knitted of fine yarn on big needles, but
this one is worked in heavier yarn on really big needles. It would be FAST to make.
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Date: 3/21/12 2:18 PM

Fabric.com has some sheer sweater knits with lots of visible texture. (I saw them there a couple weeks ago when I was stocking up on knit stash!) You'll probably have to wade through a lot of stuff, but they may have the sort of thing you're looking for.

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Date: 3/22/12 0:57 AM

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If you know how to knit, though, this would be a VERY fast and easy project to create.

Well, the thing about this sweater is that the seaming twists around the body and the arms, additionally the knit itself twists diagonally. I'm not talented enough with knitting needles to pattern or create that, so I'm thinking I'm going to have to sew pieces together instead, in order to preserve that drape that made me want to reproduce this sweater in the first place.
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Date: 3/22/12 7:36 AM

Look to see what silhouette patterns (.com) has on its website. I think she had some knits that we're more open weave.

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