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« on: November 23, 2007 09:33:07 AM »

I knit a sweater for my dad last Christmas...and after an entire year, he has finally admitted that it's too big! I'm wondering if I could seam the sides and arms to make them smaller.  I don't know if it makes a difference, but I knit the sweater in the round, so there aren't any seams to begin with.  I know I could mattress stitch the sides and arms and I read something about even maching sewing them...but I guess my biggest question is, what do I do with the excess material?  Is there a way to remove the excess without having the whole thing unravel?

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« Reply #1 on: November 23, 2007 09:39:27 AM »

You could look up steeking techniques and see if any of those would help with what you're looking for (steeking is usually for separating knit pieces, but the concepts are similar).

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