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breemonkey
« on: October 05, 2008 10:54:52 AM »

Hi everyone!

I just finished up the body of my first sweater (YAY), however, there are a few problems with it that I was hoping you could help me fix.  I had a feeling that despite my swatch, it was going to be a little small and I was right.  I took some spare yarn I had and loosely pieced it together, here are the results.



Problem 1:  It's obviously way too short.  I plan to unravel the bottom and do 3-4 inches of 2x2 ribbing.  I've never unravelled the bottom of a piece before, if anyone has any good tips on this I would be appreciative.

Problem 2: The neck is all bunched up and extends too high.



I guess if I can't figure out another way to deal with this I could just roll it a little and tack it down. Thoughts?

Problem 3: The shoulder seams don't meet quite right.



I thought maybe I would just knit up a quick insert in garter stitch, maybe 1/2"-3/4"?  Would this possibly fix problem 2 as well?

A few notes:  this all done in cotton worsted wt yarn on size 5 american needles.  I have not blocked anything yet.  There are no sleeves, this is it.

Any comments/suggestions would be greatly appreciated!
« Last Edit: October 05, 2008 03:38:12 PM by breemonkey » THIS ROCKS   Logged

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Liberry Booked
« Reply #1 on: October 05, 2008 11:53:55 AM »

I'm not an expert knitter or anything, but couldn't you just pick up stitches from the bottom instead of trying to unravel it?
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« Reply #2 on: October 05, 2008 03:36:08 PM »

If you make inserts wide enough on the shoulders the lenght would be longer too . All problems solved at once.
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« Reply #3 on: October 05, 2008 04:42:37 PM »

You might be able to blok it a little bigger, and if it is 100% cotton its gonna stretch when you wear it. You might also consider reknitting the neckline/shoulders and make the changes that way.
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« Reply #4 on: October 05, 2008 04:53:13 PM »

Liberry Booked:  Great idea, that would be much less scary

Goldy: Good idea

imnotasuperhero: good to know that it will stretch.  I don't think  I will reknit it because I'm too afraid I'll drop too many stitches and have to redo the whole thing!

Thanks everybody!
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« Reply #5 on: October 05, 2008 05:21:40 PM »

I'm with Goldy -- shoulder inserts should fix the neck and change the length.

If it's still too tight after a while, add panels to the sides. You can shape them like ><.

Also, much better to pick up stitches from the bottom and knit some "bottom". I suggest garter stitch -- it won't roll.

NICE job!
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