- not using the right needle or a blunt needle
- using thread that did not suit knit fabric.
- stretching the fabric too tight
- not using the right stitch
- the wrong tension
I have finally taken the next step in my sewing, I've tackled knits and won hehe! Now I have sewn some 'hard' to work with materials and techniques, silk, taffeta, many of meters of satin, lace, handsewing millions of beads, denim, etc. but knit fabric always scared me! I have tried, halfheartedly, to manage knits, I always stretched them too much, the thread would snap, it was wrinkly or the needle wouldn't sew through the fabric properly. Those with knit experience would be able to pick up straight away the mistakes I was making.