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morandia
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Posted - 03/31/2006 :  2:55:27 PM  Show Profile  Visit morandia's Homepage Send morandia a Private Message
I was wondering if a procedure similiar to steeking could be used to add shaping to a sweater - it could be knit straight(boxy) then have a line of stitching to add some curve - then trim the excess? Basically it would be similar to treating a piece of knitted fabric like you would any other fabric - cut it and hem (or hem and cut in this case).

would this work?

RoseByAny
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Posted - 03/31/2006 :  2:58:35 PM  Show Profile  Visit RoseByAny's Homepage Send RoseByAny a Private Message
Absolutely. Often vests are made this way - just a straight tube, with armholes steeked.

It's just that most knitters aren't looking for reasons to hack into their knitting!

But it's certainly doable!


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morandia
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Posted - 03/31/2006 :  3:08:37 PM  Show Profile  Visit morandia's Homepage Send morandia a Private Message
was wondering - a friend of mine knitted a sweater for herself and it's way too wide. It's not a distinct pattern, so I thought she could fix it this way rather than frog the whole thing.
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RoseByAny
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Posted - 03/31/2006 :  3:12:50 PM  Show Profile  Visit RoseByAny's Homepage Send RoseByAny a Private Message
Absolutely. A friend fixed a vest the same way - it sort of winged out when she knit it, so she steeked the shoulders.

I'd turn the sweater inside out so she can wear it and have someone pin it on her body to the width she wants, since steeking is permanent. Then she can steek to her heart's content!

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