Hi creative sewers,
I am sure many of you have admired the very open weave, much like crochet, light cardigans that are so popular nowadays. I like them, too, but their prices seems a bit high. So I bought some black fabric that looks very much like a length of crocheted material. Now, I am trying to figure out the best way to use a simple cardigan pattern, and face the neck, edges of the cardigan and hem. I have mentally debated about using silk organza as an underlining, or Petersham ribbon to face the neck, vertical edges and hem, or 1/4″ twill tape to reinforce the shoulder, neck and vertical edges of the cardigan.
I am looking for any suggestions, Threads articles, books, or other resources. Has anyone done a garment like this?