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« on: July 08, 2007 09:01:32 PM »

I have this sweater and it has this really high neck. My neck is really short and it always looks werid with high necked/turtle necked clothing.

I was wondering what would happen if I just cut the neck part off or if there was a way to get rid of it without destroying it. Thanks!
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« Reply #1 on: July 09, 2007 05:57:11 AM »

If you just cut the neck off without doing anything else, the sweater will unravel and stretch out all funny. You could try sewing with a sewing machine all along where you want to cut, maybe several times around, and then cut above that line, so that the sewing will keep it from falling apart. Then to finish it, you can crochet an edging on it or use bias tape or something.

Really though, the best thing is to frog down and re-knit the neck. That's the most safe way to do it.
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« Reply #2 on: July 09, 2007 07:02:29 AM »

i think she's talking about a store bought or gifted hand knit sweater.

but i agree w/ EmilyFlew. you'll want to use a sewing machine to sew where you want to cut and then cut above that line.
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« Reply #3 on: July 09, 2007 08:38:25 AM »

If the neck is knit separately and sewn on, you may be able to find the stitching that was used to join it to the body. If you do and can take it out, it may be finished enough as it is.
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« Reply #4 on: July 09, 2007 03:44:49 PM »

Thanks!!!!

Yeah the neck is like a different color so I guess it was seperately put on (I have zero knowledge about knitting). Haha. Thanks again!
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