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« on: June 02, 2007 11:50:48 AM »

i'm knitting a sweater (bad penny from knitty)  to wear in a pin up photo.
like these gals

my ideas to create a WIP look was to
A) bind off  very loosely and then attach the strand of yarn so it looks likes its attached

B)or thread a strand of yarn through live stitches


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« Reply #1 on: June 02, 2007 12:02:34 PM »

I'd say thread a strand of yarn through the live stitches, so it really looks unfinished. But the girl on the left still has needles attatched to her sweater, which I like even more-- my vote is get a longer circ than you used for your project-- 47", I'd say, and use that.

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« Reply #2 on: June 02, 2007 12:26:51 PM »

yeah- i guess that way i could also try it on
everytime i show it someone all squished on my 16 inch circ's they ask if its a baby sweater!!   i'm getting scared it wont fit and im should to have it ready to wear by 1 on sunday.  i wonder if these male painters knew how to knit Smiley
thank you for your help

« Reply #3 on: June 02, 2007 12:31:00 PM »

i think a sewn bind off..

knit till desired length. (do not cut real yarn)
switch to waste yarn, and work 2 rows and bind off (as normal

then measure out a lenght of yarn 3 times (plus some) the lenght circumforence of cast off edge..

working from inside, make a sewn cast on on next to last row.
(sewn cast on__> go through center of 2 stitches (2 forward) then go back one stitch and go 2 forward again.. (a classic back stitch in sewing)
this will leave a ---dashed line on front, (and a thicer line on back)

then un ravel waste yarn.  last row of knitting will be 'live stitches) but they will hav now were to unravel (run/ladder) to--since next to last row is bound off.

note.. if you are working in stocking knit (like pin up photo's) the edge will curl! (stocking knit curls!)

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« Reply #4 on: June 02, 2007 02:31:32 PM »

B) thread a strand through.

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« Reply #5 on: June 03, 2007 02:45:09 AM »

A little off topic, but: Where did you find the awsome pin-up pictures??

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