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« on: July 25, 2006 01:10:17 AM »

Received this Patons Knitting-in Elastic from a friends grandmother and I've never heard anyone here using it or noticed it used in patterns before. Curious to know if anyone has used this before.

If you have, what did you use it on? did you wind it around the yarn or have it beside the yarn? would you recommend it? was the end effect worth it?


This may help, the packet states '400m elastic yarn which prevents sagging in cuffs, collars and waists. Work-in with knitting yarn on knitted or crochet garments.'

Nylon 79% and Elastone 21%
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« Reply #1 on: July 25, 2006 03:54:35 AM »

I've never used it before, but I know in the Stitch "n bitch book, the knee sock pattern calls for using elastic in the cuff
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« Reply #2 on: July 25, 2006 06:14:36 AM »

I haven't ever used it but my Mom has a few times. She uses it on the cuffs of sweaters - particularly if they are knit out of cotton. It helps to keep the cuffs for stretching out of shape. She just held it and the yarn together (side by side) while she knit.

Oh she has also used it on store bought knits by threading a large needle and kind of weaving the elastic between the knit stitches.
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« Reply #3 on: July 25, 2006 01:42:35 PM »

I haven't ever used it but my Mom has a few times. She uses it on the cuffs of sweaters - particularly if they are knit out of cotton. It helps to keep the cuffs for stretching out of shape. She just held it and the yarn together (side by side) while she knit.

Oh she has also used it on store bought knits by threading a large needle and kind of weaving the elastic between the knit stitches.

Would you mind asking her if she thought it made much of a difference to the 'life' of a sweater?
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« Reply #4 on: July 25, 2006 02:02:15 PM »

Would you mind asking her if she thought it made much of a difference to the 'life' of a sweater?[/b]

Oh, I don't have to ask - she swears by it and even had freinds going to Germany search for some in different colors for her. Of course she does tend to make long sleeve sweaters then push the sleeves up several inches on her forearm. I think that tends to stretch out the cuffs, particularly on cotton.
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« Reply #5 on: July 25, 2006 02:20:24 PM »

I recall a pattern that recommended threading the elastic through the purl stitches after the knitting was done..I think it was a sock pattern. Seem it would be a very handy thing to have.
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« Reply #6 on: July 26, 2006 06:09:59 AM »

I recently used the knitting-in-elastic in a UFO called "rosebud" (one of knitty's sweater patterns)...
The word UFO says a lot, doesn't it? Undecided
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