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« on: November 08, 2004 07:06:49 PM »

I thought my fellow craftsters would be a great resource for this -

I want to modify a pattern to add a curved bolero-style edge like this sweater http://www.urbanoutfitters.com/shopping/product/detailmain.jsp?itemID=5377&itemType=PRODUCT&iMainCat=10&iSubCat=23&iProductID=5377

Problem is I have no idea how to do it.  I'm guessing you have to do some series of decreases but I'm not sure how to do it to make that nice curve.  Any ideas?  Thanks all.

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« Reply #1 on: November 08, 2004 07:39:36 PM »

this is so funny, i actually just bought a pattern that looks just like that! it's at white lies designs. it's really easy and very easy change if you want a different ruffle.

http://www.whiteliesdesigns.com

i can't remember the name, but it's the white one under cardigans.
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« Reply #2 on: November 09, 2004 05:14:22 AM »

I have two words for you: Short Rows.

Short rows are your friends when it comes to curved shaping--what you can do is knit two or more rows of the edging for every row of the body of the sweater.  That should help you produce that gentle curve. It'll take some experimentation, but you should check out this link if you've never done short rows before.

http://knitty.com/ISSUEsummer03/FEATbonnetric.html

This cardigan has a short-rowed shawl collar similar to the one on the sweater you posted--you might look through the instructions for just the collar:

http://knitty.com/ISSUEwinter03/PATTfolly.html
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« Reply #3 on: November 09, 2004 07:06:47 AM »

the new issue of Interweave Knits has a whole article on short rows as well.
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« Reply #4 on: November 09, 2004 08:50:29 AM »

Thanks for the help, all! I have done a few short rows before but I don't quite get the...I guess you could call it the philosophy behind them.  The Interweave article seems like a good resource. I think I just need to make a swatch and play around with it a bit.  It seems like on a top down sweater, you would start off wrapping the stitch that pretty deep in, then go down one each row e.g. start by wrapping the 10th stitch in, then the 9th, 8th, etc.  I'll be sure to post the results! 
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« Reply #5 on: June 03, 2017 05:56:57 PM »

I'm doing something completely different but couldn't figure out how to do a curved edge so this is great. Thanks
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