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« on: November 20, 2008 11:10:26 PM »

I have a red cable knit sweater from a thrift store and was wondering if anyone knew if it was possible to somehow hem the sleeves without it unravelling?
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« Reply #1 on: November 21, 2008 05:26:50 AM »

It is!  Check out this article on steeking:  http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEspring03/FEATsteeks.html

It's about setting sleeves, but the same technique could be used to cut anywhere on a knitted item.  One thing to watch, though:  is there a special sleeve detail like ribbing?  And do you want to preserve that?  If so, you'd cut just above the cuff (leave a seam allowance) and remove the length from that point up...then use a seam to reattach the cuff.
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« Reply #2 on: November 25, 2008 01:01:53 PM »

Hi! thank you, yeah i was thinking about doing that im not sure it they will fit my arms?
worth a try though!
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