A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
Random Tip: If you see a project that you think is awesome and deserves to be a featured project, you can click the THIS ROCKS button to nominate it!
Total Members: 298,747
Currently Running With Scissors:
462 Guests and 3 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop


Pages: 1 [2] 3 4 ... 6
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: Sideways Spencer from IK Fall 2004?  (Read 7575 times)
Tags for this thread:  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit add to Wists
1+
 
cnp71201
« Reply #10 on: October 03, 2006 10:59:06 AM »

Yeah, that is what I ended up doing last night. But now I'm wondering if lengthening means I need to add waist shaping. How the heck would I do THAT? Since it's knit sideways and all.
THIS ROCKS   Logged

I'm crystalnickel on Ravelry!

Visit my blog at http://cnp71203.blogspot.com/. It has a little of everything... well, most things!

http://www.wists.com/cnp71203
icantotallymakethat
« Reply #11 on: October 03, 2006 03:45:50 PM »

I bet the ribbing will draw in the waist a little bit, so I would guess you'll be fine without waist shaping. If some of the added length is in the band of ribbing, that would probably help. Are you trying to make it normal cardigan length, or just a bit longer than in the pattern?
THIS ROCKS   Logged
cnp71201
« Reply #12 on: October 03, 2006 04:19:28 PM »

Normal cardigan length... I am lengthening it by one 12 stitch repeat, then adding extra ribbing until I like the length. I don't really like how I look in a cropped length, and I've seen pictures where a couple of people modified it like this, and theirs turned out great.
THIS ROCKS   Logged

I'm crystalnickel on Ravelry!

Visit my blog at http://cnp71203.blogspot.com/. It has a little of everything... well, most things!

http://www.wists.com/cnp71203
icantotallymakethat
« Reply #13 on: October 04, 2006 10:50:16 AM »

That should work then. I guess that other alternative would be to cast on your extra stitches a few at a time, instead of all on the same row. That would make it narrower at the waist than around the bust.
THIS ROCKS   Logged
cnp71201
« Reply #14 on: October 04, 2006 11:17:08 AM »

Hmmm, maybe I should have tried that... but I was thinking that I might have problems with the chart if I didn't cast on the whole repeat at once, cuz I'm good like that. Haha. So I guess we will just see how it goes!! I've only worked a few rows on the body... haven't had much time for knitting. Darn school for getting in the way! :-)
THIS ROCKS   Logged

I'm crystalnickel on Ravelry!

Visit my blog at http://cnp71203.blogspot.com/. It has a little of everything... well, most things!

http://www.wists.com/cnp71203
cnp71201
« Reply #15 on: October 09, 2006 11:00:59 AM »

Uh-oh! I tried it on the see if I were close enough for the neck increases yet (I'm knitting at a smaller gauge, so wanted to check), and the left arm is too long! I haven't even done the ribbing for it yet. Is there anything I can do aside from sucking it up or ripping it out? Cuz I ain't ripping... I'll just deal with longer sleeves if I've gotta... but if there is another option, I'd be really happy!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

I'm crystalnickel on Ravelry!

Visit my blog at http://cnp71203.blogspot.com/. It has a little of everything... well, most things!

http://www.wists.com/cnp71203
icantotallymakethat
« Reply #16 on: October 09, 2006 03:35:29 PM »

You could try shortening it from the bottom of the sleeve. You won't be able to frog it from the cast-on edge, but if it were me, I would choose the last row that you want to keep, pick up the stitches of that row on a smaller circular needle, then clip the yarn in the row right under that one so that row can be pulled out. That would result in the unwanted length being detached from the rest of it. You would probably want to make a note of how much you take off so that you can make the other sleeve symmetrical. Then when you go back to add the ribbing, you could start from the stitches that are held on that smaller needle. Oh, and you might want to wait until after you block it to do that, since that will probably affect the proportions.

I am having the opposite problem...my left sleeve is shorter than I want it. It's like a 3/4 length sleeve, even though I already blocked it to the measurements given in the schematic. I guess I just have really long arms--I have this problem with most tops. I think I'm going to add extra length as I knit the right sleeve, then go back and knit another short piece, which I will then graft onto the bottom of the left sleeve (after picking out the cast-on row so you won't be able to see the seam).

Do any patterns ever work without having to be adjusted in some way? I haven't made that many sweaters, but I think I've had to make adjustments on every single one.
THIS ROCKS   Logged
cnp71201
« Reply #17 on: October 09, 2006 05:03:41 PM »

I, too, have had to make adjustments on every single one, except for maybe the first one I ever knit, when I didn't realize you COULD make adjustments and still have the thing turn out. But I think the beauty of knitting your own garments, aside from getting something so unique, is that you can get a perfect fit every time! That never happens in RTW.

Thanks for the advice... I am definitely going to try it! I don't want my ribbing to cuff, so I definitely don't need the sleeves as long as they are. I'm going to wait until I finish knitting the main part and block, then fix the sleeve and do the rib.
THIS ROCKS   Logged

I'm crystalnickel on Ravelry!

Visit my blog at http://cnp71203.blogspot.com/. It has a little of everything... well, most things!

http://www.wists.com/cnp71203
icantotallymakethat
« Reply #18 on: October 25, 2006 07:23:04 PM »

Hey cnp and anybody else who may be working on this...how is it coming along? I finished the main part of mine and it is pinned on my blocking board right now, slowly drying. Lengthening the sleeves turned out to be a little more challenging than I expected. The right one was obviously easy, but adding length to the left sleeve was pretty hard. I've never been one of those knitters who are terrified of grafting, but grafting in the cables-and-waves pattern? Let's just say that I'm not signing up to do that again anytime soon. It turned out pretty well though. You can't tell where the pieces were grafted together, except that in that spot, the place where the cables cross is one row off from where it should be. Oh well, I really don't think you would ever notice that if you didn't know it was there. And I'm not ripping it out for the eightieth time to fix it, either.  Wink
THIS ROCKS   Logged
cnp71201
« Reply #19 on: October 25, 2006 07:39:54 PM »

I am sure, like most knitting mistakes, it's only noticeable to you! I cannot wait to see yours. Mine is coming along, but very slowly... my changes in gauge are making it take forever, and since I've had no time to knit anything that requires my attention recently, I have hardly worked on it at all. And I just realized a couple of days ago that the change in row gauge may throw off the neck shaping, not sure how to combat that. I'm extremely nervous about this project because I know the finished product is either going to something I absolutely love, or something I just plain hate... I don't think there will be a middle ground. That worries me with all the changes I'm making, and I don't really even know what the heck I'm doing, so I'm afraid it will turn out very badly!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

I'm crystalnickel on Ravelry!

Visit my blog at http://cnp71203.blogspot.com/. It has a little of everything... well, most things!

http://www.wists.com/cnp71203
Threads you might like:
Pages: 1 [2] 3 4 ... 6 Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
 
Jump to:  



FacebookTwitterPinterest
only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search



your ad could be here!

How-To Videos
Adobe Output Module – Photoshop CS4 Sneak Peek
How to Use Adobe Bridge in Photoshop
Saving Time Working in Lightroom 2 and Photoshop CS4
Using 3D in Photoshop
How to Use Content Aware Scaling in Adobe Photoshop CS4 (Lynda.Com)
Latest Blog Articles
Tute Tuesday: Dark Chocolate Bacon Pecan Pie
Amazing Altered Puzzles
Meatless Monday: Cottage Cheese Mousse

Comparison Shopping




Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies
Comparison Shopping

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...
Moderators

Follow Craftster...






Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2014, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.