A few of you have asked where to buy quality knits from, so I will do my best to answer.
Remember to buy knits that are mostly cotton (or bamboo) with a small percentage of lycra (or spandex, or elastometric). The lycra helps the cotton to hold its shape and wash and wear well, which is what we want for kids clothing. It also has more stretch to it and stretches in all four directions. That makes it comfy to play in, and perfect for growing in.
For those of you that live in Australia,
I have managed to find the odd decent knit at Spotlight or Lincraft, but I am finding it harder and harder recently. There are a few shops online which are great:
- Crafty Mamas. They sell a quality solid coloured knit called Stella, as well as Campan stripped knits which are excellent (more here).
- Bamboo Fabric Store. Here are their knits.
I cant recommend any of these stores personally, but they look like they have a fantastic range of knits:
- The Fabric Fairy. Wow, good thing I don't live on your side of the world, my husband would probably cut up my credit card! They have pages and pages of cotton lycra knits.
- Bunte Fabrics sell Campan knits which I am pretty sure are made in Germany by Hilco