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Knitted WOOL wrap/cover??

post #1 of 12
Thread Starter 
i posted this question in diapering, but thought i'd put it here too in case any of you knittin' mamas make these. is there such a thing as a knitted wool wrap/cover rather than a pull-on? just curious....


thanks!!
post #2 of 12
There's a pattern for one in the works as I understand it LTK, I think? There was a thread like last week about it if you search the archives.
post #3 of 12
I also think that Fern and Faerie is testing out a wool wrap.
post #4 of 12
Tickle Turdle has a crocheted wrap pattern, you may be able to convert it/design your own from that pattern.
post #5 of 12
I have made a bunch of them. The wrap closure is tricky... snaps are very hard on the knit fabric. Velcro snags. Snappis wreak havoc. Pins don't hold closed that well. Buttons take a long time to get closed if they're tight, don't stay closed if they're not. The nature of the knit is to get very stretched out at the closure site.
post #6 of 12
You can make really great crocheted wraps and use a snappi with them without hurting the wool much at all (gets a little stretched where the snappi is, but bounces back after washing). There are several in my siggy.

J.
post #7 of 12
I did one out of crochet and it held up better to the snappi.
I simply followed my wrap pattern that I use when I sew them and added a bit more all around plus a knitted rib to the legs (I would have done waist too but had good enough coverage).
Here is a pic but its before I added the ribbing
http://share.shutterfly.com/osi.jsp?i=EeAN27ly4auGrEvg
post #8 of 12
Thread Starter 
why wouldn't velcro with laundry tabs work on a wool wrap...that is what i use on my wool jersey wrap and they don't snag.
post #9 of 12
Putting a hand knit item through a sewing machine scares me. I guess you could hand sew on the velcro though.
Oh, but don't use velcro specifically, use aplix or touch tape
post #10 of 12
Quote:
Originally Posted by 3boyz4us
why wouldn't velcro with laundry tabs work on a wool wrap...that is what i use on my wool jersey wrap and they don't snag.
It's theoretically possible, but here's what happens: you knit the wings of the cover so you can wrap them around and close with velcro in the front. Every time you pull those wings around the front to close it, the fabric gets very stretched out. All it takes is a few uses, and your fabric is v-e-r-y stretched. You can wash it, but it's never 100% again, and you have these sad looking wings that are now too big.
post #11 of 12
That's why you figure the stretch into the design, and plan your fabric accordingly. It can be done
post #12 of 12
Good point. Maybe different knitting stitches could be used at the applix places? I heard something about a seed stitch from soneone, cant remember who tho.
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