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« on: July 03, 2007 06:50:57 AM »

So I finished the Two Toned Shrug the other day. I had no problems with the pattern.
I cast on for the Short Sleeved Cardigan the night before last, and I seem to have run into some issues. In the photo, the reverse-stockingette stitch seems to fall a fair distance below the boob of the model. I am already at the point in the pattern where it claims I should start my reverse stockingette, but it falls just under my boobs. At this rate the cardigan will be over at my belly button. And hey. . . my boobs ain't saggy  Tongue
I haven't found any errata on the subject, and I've re-read the pattern oodles of time.
I guess my question is not whether or not I should make it longer, it's when? There are a couple of decreases at the back, should I continue working straight before or after these? I know working longer may bung up my sleeves too, as they should be in sync with the stitch pattern.
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« Last Edit: July 03, 2007 06:51:26 AM by red_phooka » THIS ROCKS   Logged

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« Reply #1 on: July 03, 2007 07:29:59 AM »

I haven't made this sweater, but I figure I'd weigh in.

First of all, if you haven't already, you might want to check out this KAL (I've been lurking on it...)

http://yarncrawl.typepad.com/fittedknitsalong/

On the right side, you can find the category for the SS Cardigan.  From the pics there, it looks like different people have the ribbing start in different places, depending on their body shape/torso length, etc...

The only other opinion I have to add is, if nothing else, add a lifeline where you are right now, and continue the stockinette until it's the length you want.  Try it on periodically (I LOVE top-down sweaters for just this reason!), and see if it works.  If not, rip back to the lifeline and try something else.

Whatever you do, good luck!  Sorry I couldn't be more helpful!
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