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Topic: The one and only Greek Pullover from IK  (Read 1526 times)
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« on: March 13, 2006 01:29:34 PM »

Here's my (as close to as possible) exact replica of the Greek Pullover from Interweave Knits

      

I used the same yarn and everything! It was a present for someone who loved the original so I just ran with it. I only used 3 balls instead of 4 as the pattern called for though. Remarkable! The yarn (Rowan Kid Classic) is a bit expensive but it goes very very far!

I had to go up a size to hit gauge. Unfortunately I sent it to her and it's too short! I'm having her block it now, if that doesn't work does anyone have any tips on how to lengthen sweaters? Can I pick up stitches along the bottom or will that be obvious?

On a brighter note I got a ton of practice with seaming and I was starting to feel like a seasoned pro by the end!

With any luck I'll get a picture of this ON the recipient soon. But only if they can get it to fit!
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« Reply #1 on: March 13, 2006 01:30:41 PM »

Glorious. Beautiful color too.
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« Reply #2 on: March 13, 2006 02:24:55 PM »

Depending on your cast off or cast on at the bottom, it would probably show to just pick up stiches.  What you can do is pick up stiches in the row above (or 2 or however many seems easiest to you rows above) the cast off edge.  Then cut carefully and unravell below where you've picked up.  Now you've got live stiches on your needle and are ready to knit down to your desired length.  Sometimes, depending on the type of cast on or cast off you've used, you can pick up stiches and then un-do the cast off by gently finding the end and unweaving it and unravelling the cast off edge.

Good luck!
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« Reply #3 on: March 14, 2006 01:27:19 PM »

Oh, thank God Craftster's back.  I know it's been less than a day, but I was going into serious withdrawal.

Anyway, there are some excellent instructions (with pictures!) here:

http://www.grumperina.com/knitblog/archives/2005/09/operation_orang.htm
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« Reply #4 on: March 15, 2006 05:03:43 AM »

Thank you so much for your help sedodge and isabelle. I'll definitely use one of those if I end up having to lengthen it. I hear that the sweater is currently drying and should be ready for a second try-on any day now, which will let me know if I have to do any more work on it.
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