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Jersey knit fabric as a backing to a knit scarf?
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Apr 20, 2019 17:30:01   #
KiltieLass (a regular here)
Hey KPers! I hope one, or more of you, very talented souls can help me out here. I have finished knitting a fair isle scarf, and I don't want to double it, but rather back it with fabric, and convert it into an infinity scarf and place a hidden picket in a side seam. I purchased some jersey knit fabric, and would like to use that, rather than fleece, as it is not as hot, and breathes better.

My question is: Do I line up the stretch direction of the knit scarf (going lengthwise) with the stretchy direction of the jersey knit fabric? I really do not sew so I don't know much about fabrics. It also seems for a more stable structure, it might be better to place the jersey knit stretch direction to go the opposite of the stretch of the knitted handwork. Sigh. I don't know. Help!

Any and all help would be most greatly appreciated.
Apr 20, 2019 17:44:46   #
Knitting in the Rockys (a regular here)
You'll want to position the jersey so that it stretches WITH the stretch of the scarf.
Apr 20, 2019 18:06:11   #
Yarn Happy
I agree with Knitting in the Rockys
Apr 20, 2019 18:21:41   #
no1girl (a regular here)
and insert a pocket, not a picket. LOL
Apr 20, 2019 18:39:48   #
Hilary4 (a regular here)
no1girl wrote:
and insert a pocket, not a picket. LOL

She may really need a hidden picket - we don't know what her life is like!
Apr 20, 2019 18:40:29   #
MMWRay (a regular here)
Soft jersey will not support a zipper without reinforcing. What do you plan to put in the pocket? This fabric is not good to support keys, etc.
Apr 21, 2019 05:46:33   #
Very funny. I missed the picket the first time. Funny how you read what you think is there! I'd choose Minky 'cause it's soft and cuddly next to the neck.
Apr 21, 2019 11:28:40   #
KiltieLass (a regular here)
You all are SOOOO funny! No matter how many times you proofread, there is alway THAt word! ;)

Thank you all so much for the suggestions. I gues maybe using a woven fabric for the pocket.
Apr 21, 2019 11:32:59   #
targa416 (a regular here)
I agree with others that the jersey fabric direction with the most stretch needs to match the knitted scarf fabric direction with the most stretch.
Apr 21, 2019 12:59:18   #
Just a thought. Iron-on lt.wt. stretchy interfacing. Check with fabric store. Nila
Apr 21, 2019 13:13:21   #
Nila wrote:
Just a thought. Iron-on lt.wt. stretchy interfacing. Check with fabric store. Nila

The difference this makes is unbelievable.It does not make the fabric it is ironed onto stiff and unyielding,but gives it body.Lindseymary
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