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Topic: Fixing uneven sleeve cuff ribs.. aka Shrug screwups  (Read 517 times)
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« on: February 13, 2005 04:24:32 PM »

I made a shrug with 12 rows of ribbing on each end to give them a 'cuff' look.  My tension changed from one end of the shrug to the other.. so, of course, one cuff looks shorter than the other.  I like the cuff that was made from the end that I finished with.  Can I cut the end that I cast on from and unravel the sleeve a bit and redo it?  I can add in more yarn if neccessary (which probably will be).

I really don't want to frog the whole thing.  The mix-matched cuffs will be embarrassing for me.  Please tell me I can unravel from the cast on edge and redo it and bind off.   Huh

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« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2005 04:26:33 PM »

you can unravel the cast on edge!  it's just a pain to do.  I know there was a post talking about it recently...  I'll try to find it, since I'd be bad at explaining it since I've never really actually done it.
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« Reply #2 on: February 13, 2005 04:32:15 PM »

Ohhh.. Thanks so much for the quick response.  I'll have to do a search for it, too.  I didn't think of searching ~ sorry!  It will be a pita because I already did all the finishing before I noticed the problem  Roll Eyes

Another mistake:  I know that St st curls, so across the back I did a 8 row seed stitch border on each end.  I hate the way it looks.  I'm thinking of just hemming it under, but the knitting is a looser gage, and I bet it shows where I fold it under and stitch it.  Maybe frogging is in my future anyhow..  Cry
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« Reply #3 on: February 13, 2005 05:12:37 PM »

Ok.. I think I found the other thread about unraveling the cast on edge.  I'm thinking that I will try to do that and just tack up the back part of the seed stitch edging that I added and didn't like.  If all else fails, I'll frog and redo it with ribbed edging on the back and try to pay more attention to my tension!

Here's a link to the unraveling thread if anyone's interested.

http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=16059.msg129313#msg129313

I'm still open to ideas or would love to hear stories of similar screw ups and triumphs!
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« Reply #4 on: February 13, 2005 05:58:30 PM »

i'd tack up the edging on the back before froggin' it!  maybe it'll look smashing.
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