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anfarwal
« on: August 10, 2006 06:46:59 PM »

Ok, I'm a beginner hooker, and I have a serious problem. I figured out my gauge for my sweater, and did the starting chain with a hook that was 2 sizes larger than my current hook. I even tried it on for size. Unfortunately, the sweater goes lower on my hips than I thought...and now the starting chain is too tight! Any suggestions as to how I could loosen it? I thought I might be able to put a SC at the bottom, cut out the starting chain and tie off the end. Sigh...lots of hours into this sweater (the unseamly sweater from happy hooker).

HELP!!!
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« Reply #1 on: August 11, 2006 06:51:03 AM »

If you're a beginning hooker are you sure you want to start with a sweater?
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« Reply #2 on: August 11, 2006 06:55:41 AM »

i don't know how to answer your question, but i say go for it on starting with a sweater, you will learn a lot, and have a great sweater in the end, my first knitting project was a sweater for my hubby, taught me a hell of a lot, and he loves it, wears it all the time.

go for it girl!!! hopefully someone can answer your question...
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anfarwal
« Reply #3 on: August 11, 2006 07:36:50 AM »

Thanks for the advice and encouragement. I figured out what I did wrong, and fixed it (yay!). Hopefully there will be a pic when I'm done!
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