....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:
...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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