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« on: March 28, 2008 06:31:28 AM »

My friend has asked me to knit her some armwarmers using this pattern:

http://ysolda.com/wordpress/2007/11/25/garter-stitch-mitts/

The problem is that she'd really like them to be much, MUCH longer- like over the elbow, mid-upper-arm long. That wouldn't be a problem if they were knit wrist-up, laterally, in the round, but they're knit flat vertically instead. How would I do shaping to allow for her arm muscles? Short rows, maybe? I'm not terribly experienced with short row shaping, but if someone could give me some hints I might be able to figure it out.

Any ideas?
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« Reply #1 on: March 28, 2008 01:03:26 PM »

Try the basic formula of this pattern.  It has a formula that's adjustable, although I think it's too tight around the wrist for a hand to get through easily.  I'd leave some ease there.
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« Reply #2 on: March 28, 2008 04:39:56 PM »

Try the basic formula of this pattern.  It has a formula that's adjustable, although I think it's too tight around the wrist for a hand to get through easily.  I'd leave some ease there.

Thanks, but I don't think those are knit sideways, and that's really the problem- I can do shaping for things knit in the round, but this is knit side to side and seamed.  Undecided
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« Reply #3 on: March 28, 2008 07:43:43 PM »

Short rows. How many and how long will depend on the shape of your friend's arm. Take some measurements of their arm at relevant places (for me about 2/3rds up my arm from the wrist, the elbow, and where I'd want the gauntlet to stop on my upper arm, it depends on their arm shape though) and also measure how far up (or down) their arm the measurements are taken. Then you can use your row gauge to figure out how many rows you need at each of those points and work out your short row wedges from there.

The Sidewinder Sock pattern might help since it has short rows in the leg portion to widen the top of the sock for the calf.
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« Reply #4 on: April 15, 2008 10:09:02 AM »

im just making these right now (well i just need to stitch up the second one) and on my very frist try i was reading the instructions wrong and i was adding short rows on the other end of the mitt (where the forearm area is) i then realized im dumb and ripped out and made them correctly... (but i did notice how it made them bigger, big enough to fit around my upper fore arm area)

but as for your problem i would probably just provisionally cast on more sts so that they are long enough and then everywhere it says to do the short row for the palm i would do one on the opposite end as well (put a marker 24 sts down on the other end too or whatever you think would work)

well, thats what i would do anyways...

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« Reply #5 on: April 15, 2008 01:26:15 PM »

What might help you is the fact that the current trend in these is for them to be on the baggy end of things.  You could make the entire thing wide enough to go around her upper arm and be snug.
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