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When searching for a knit fabric with at least 25% stretch online…

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    Liesl Gibson
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    Lattemama, City Weekend knits (I’m amazed you still have some!) are an interlock, which isn’t fantastic for recovery but would certainly work. They’ll get a little baggy in the knees, yes. If you’re looking for good recovery, jersey is better and jersey with a tiny bit of lycra is best. So maybe save the City Weekend for the tunic or dress instead?

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    Tamara @justsewit

    Lotta, I still have some Cw knit too so you aren’t the only one. I found when using it for the hopscotch tops that it stretches out of place. For the tunic or dress it would be rather sweet I should think – I’m reserving mine for that anyway.

    I have found success with Girl Charlee knits – jersey is what I prefer to work with anyhow but they have heaps of prints and plains to choose from – not sure on exchange rates and postage to your neck of the woods though… I know it has become more expensive to ship from the U.S to Australia in the last couple of months.

    Tamara

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    lattemama @lattemama

    Thank you Liesl!

    Tamara, shipping from (and to) the US will be the death of my checking account. I made burp cloths for a friend in the US and they weighed 500 g (1 lbs-ish) and it cost $19!

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    dubhels2003 @dubhels2003

    Hello, I’m wondering if any UK residents have any online shops they can recommend for buying decent plain knits for leggings? I prefer to touch and feel but I can’t buy decent knits where I live, and there’s no chance of going further afield at the mo. I am also after a sweatshirt knit. I’ve bought patterned knit fabrics from various online shops, mostly some of the quilting stores that have a few knits, but I really would just like plain fabric.

    Thank you in advance!

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    Nicole @motherof5

    I know I mentioned it earlier but I have had huge success from eBay, to the degree I have more then I need.
    I am debating purchasing a 5m for $25 now as I don’t need it straight away but it is such an excellent price for cotton/lycra (and this stuff is wide, 160cm+)

    You could set up a search and browse when feeding.
    I would be very happy to send you some links and you could search for similar. One of my sellers will also send samples if you offer a self addressed stamped envelope.

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    kgiff @kgiff

    @nicole, I’d love to know the sellers you’ve found on eBay or search terms to use. I’m overwhelmed when looking both on Easy and eBay.

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    Nicole @motherof5

    @kgiff, I will get on to that for you.
    It would be my pleasure.

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    JWo @JWo

    @dubhels2003, I have bought quite a bit of fabric from dotsnstripes.co.uk. Nicole, the owner, has a lovely selection of plain and patterned jersey fabrics as well as some sweatshirting. I alsreally like her corduroy fabrics.
    The service is also fantastic!

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    dubhels2003 @dubhels2003

    Oooh, thank you @jwo, that looks good, there are some lovely colours of cord.

    I’m also going to get some samples from https://www.myfabrics.co.uk/cotton-jersey-medium.html

    I have no idea what it’s like, but it does at least tell me the fabric composition.

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    Nicole @motherof5
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    kgiff @kgiff

    @nicole, thank you!

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