Zips are the ultimate functional fastening, ideal for garments, bags and cushion covers. They come in many weights and lengths and a wide range of colours, and can be used between two knitted edges.
If you’re looking to add this fab functionality to your makes, here is an easy to follow step-by-step guide we’ve made just for you…
Choosing the right zip
The weight of zip depends on the weight of the knitting. Dressmaking zips are perfect for lightweight knits, while chunky knits need heavier zips with larger teeth. The length of the zip is crucial – choose the right one from a wide range of standard lengths. A zip that is too long will result in a stretched knitted edge. If the zip is slightly too short, don’t gather the edge to fit; leave the last few rows of knitting free. Choose a colour that tones with the knitting yarn, or try the decorative effect of a contrasting colour.