If I had a dollar for every time someone asked me where to buy knit fabric for boys, I could sew exclusively in Euro imports! I have had several friends get into sewing recently and ask about knits – I’ve hunted around and I think this post from One Little Minute does a great job of covering a bunch of different kinds and their usages. I find that interlocks and heavier jerseys are easier to sew with – in the above picture you can see ribbed knit on the cuffs, and thicker jerseys in the hoodie’s lining & main fabric, and then a thinner, drapier jersey for the harem pants.
Common problems with knits are that they are too thin, too flimsy, or they pill up and look faded after a few washes. This is a list of my favorite shops for knits and several that I have heard recommended time and time again. I also have a pattern review for LouBee Clothing’s Bimaa pattern – it’s super popular online and for good reason!
There will most likely be lots of Black Friday sales from these shops, so be sure to bookmark & click over to stock up this weekend!