Saturday, February 19, 2011

An easy fix

 ....thanks to Nancy. In my last post, a plea for help in stopping my knitted sweater from flipping up at the bottom, Nancy commented listing two Techknitting links: mysteries-of-knitting-part-1 and December 25, 2007 post. They were very helpful to me in seeing the error of my ways.


After reading the information and once I was able to digest it, I knew immediately what I need to do to fix my problem. No blocking, no ironing, no lining, no sewing, nothing out of the ordinary...just a little ripping back, an easy fix to fix a problem I created myself. Yes, you see I changed the pattern because my husband wanted the sweater to fit loosely. I thought if I just skipped the decrease row before the ribbing, all would be good. I was so wrong. If I had followed the directions to begin with, none of the flipping up or curling would have occurred. This was a very good lesson for me.  Follow patterns as written, especially sweaters as there are reason for all the steps even if you don't what the reasons are at the time. Any way, all is good now, very good. Here's the sweater modeled by my husband:

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...and he seems to be very happy with his new sweater. It's very warm and soft and I have to admit I'm going to miss it on my lap every night keeping me warm. Enough is enough and it's time to more on.

happy knitting :)


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15 comments:

  1. Good job! It turned out great!

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  2. Great sweater! Glad you figured out the problem with the flipping.

    Congrats!

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  3. oh wow that was a super quick fix. it looks fantastic! :)

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  4. I love the finished sweater! Want to make one for me?

    Glad I was able to direct you to TechKnitting for your solution.

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  5. Wow the sweater looks great! I bet your husband is very pleased. I love the color, especially. Isn't it wonderful that help is just a plea away - love the net! Have a great week!

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  6. Nancy is an amazing knitter! I have worked with her on the baby blanket projects. I am so glad you guys were able to connect. Lovely job on the sweater!

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  7. That worked-out well, and it looks quite nice. You're brave to pursue fixing it.

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  8. Your husband's sweater looks great! I'm glad you were able to fix the rolling at the bottom. I love the color you chose.

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  9. Hurrah! That's a great color too.

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  10. Wow, you have knit a wonderful sweater! the color is perfect, and I bet your husband loves it. I hope your snow is beginning to melt. Robins are thick in our yard and pasture and some trees are budding, but I'm sure the chilly days aren't over yet. Have a great week!

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  11. That is one great sweater. I'm happy the flipping problem is solved.

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  12. oooh It turned out great. That is an awesome color esp. for a guy.

    Hey you do you think your ball band toilet paper pattern could be turned into a small bag?

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  13. The sweater looks great! I bet your husband is very pleased with it. I'm glad you found help with the problem. That is way beyond my skills.
    I've left many comments here in the past few weeks just to watch them disappear into cyberspace. Frustrating.
    Hope your snow is melting now. Our daffodils are up and nearly ready to bloom, but we will still have lots of chilly days, yet.

    Have a great weekend!

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  14. Nice sweater, and glad you were able to solve your problem. By the way...you're my top talker....Thanks bunches!

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