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« on: January 13, 2010 10:15:31 AM »

Hi,

My mum has just bought me a gorgeous rainbow coloureds handmade South American  jumper but it is quite coarse wool and very scratchy (I have sensitive skin which doesn't help Roll Eyes). Could I line it?  8)I thought I might be able to use cotton jersey. It is zippered and has a hood.
Any thoughts on that from you very talented knitters?
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« Reply #1 on: January 13, 2010 06:04:51 PM »

Lining a knitted garment is entirely possible and eminently sensible! The best lining would, in my opinion, not be a stretchy type fabric, however, but one that would help the garment keep its shape - some regular lining material would be good. You would have to hand stitch it in, of course. You probably wouldn't have to line the hood.

Assuming you are a seamstress, I would buy some lining material (a synthetic blend or cotton, whichever you like), then carefully cut it out to fit, first making a paper pattern using the measurements of the sweater, then cut out the material and carefully handstitch it to the sweater.

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« Reply #2 on: January 19, 2010 12:08:46 PM »

My lazy girl solution to the same problem was buying a lightweight long-sleeved cotton T-shirt that matched one of the sweater colors.  Voila! No itching! Wink
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« Reply #3 on: January 24, 2010 11:13:43 AM »



Polar fleece can be a nice option too ---

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