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« on: March 25, 2007 04:25:49 AM »

I'm making Under the Hoodie (SnB: The Knitter's Handbook), and I just finished making the hood. It fits alright, but the edges curl a little (I'll block it later), and the tip at the back comes to a really annoying point. Is there a way that I can reseam is so it doesn't? The way the instructions tell you to do it, you knit and knit in stockinette with a 5 st border of ribbing, and then when you're about to do a purl row, you do a three needle bind-off. I started the bind-off at the edge, would it have helped to start it at the back of the head? The book didn't really say how to do it.

Any advice would help, I love the sweater so far and the hood looks great down, it's just when I put it up that it looks bad.

« Reply #1 on: March 25, 2007 04:53:51 AM »

Are there any decreases at the top back of the hood? (sorry I don't have the book to hand) From your description it sounds like there aren't. If not you might want to add some, so that when you lay the hood flat it's like a rectangle with a wee triangle missing from the top corner. That should give you a more rounded shape. Maybe rip back 2-3" and place a marker at the center back. Then knit to 3 sts before the marker, k2tog, k1, slip the marker, k1, ssk, knit to end. I would do a decrease row like that every other row until it's the right length. I don't think changing the seaming method will get rid of the point.

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« Reply #2 on: March 25, 2007 05:02:51 AM »

Thanks for the reply. Smiley

Okay, that makes sense. There's only 1 dec, and that's just there so that I end up with an even number of stitches for the BO. I'll give that a try.

« Reply #3 on: March 25, 2007 09:18:41 AM »

Okay, I went back 3 inches and did the decreases, and then did the BO. There's still a small point, but it's nowhere near as obnoxious as it was. If I had to do it again, I'd go 4 inches, but this is fine as-is.

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