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donncoop
Chatty Knitter

111 Posts

Posted - 07/18/2006 :  3:23:51 PM  Show Profile Send donncoop a Private Message
I'm working on a Rebecca pattern. It is a one piece pull over that starts at the cuff on the left arm. You just keep knitting from there. The amazing thing is if you make a mistake you live with it or have to pull out an entire sweater. The person I am making it for wants it to be even wider on the body. I give up!!! Rather than rip out, I am knitting 2 gussets and attaching them on the side seams to give her the few extra inches. Never again.

craftybernie
Gabber Extraordinaire

United Kingdom
398 Posts

Posted - 07/18/2006 :  4:43:03 PM  Show Profile  Visit craftybernie's Homepage Send craftybernie a Private Message
Is the person you're making it for aware of how the jumper is constructed and what's involved in making it?

"You're just jealous because the little voices are talking to me!"

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ozknitter
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Australia
3291 Posts

Posted - 07/19/2006 :  05:33:26 AM  Show Profile Send ozknitter a Private Message
Hi Donna,

I feel for you.

Knit in peace and harmony.


Rose in Melbourne, Australia.
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gwtreece
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USA
7254 Posts

Posted - 07/19/2006 :  05:45:41 AM  Show Profile  Send gwtreece a Yahoo! Message Send gwtreece a Private Message
How terrible. I don't think I would be making anything for this person again.

Wanda
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donncoop
Chatty Knitter

111 Posts

Posted - 07/20/2006 :  07:34:56 AM  Show Profile Send donncoop a Private Message
You are all right. I never plan to make anything for her agian. The original sweater was a perfect fit. The gussets I am putting in are going to alter the shape but that's fine with me. She isn't a knitter and has no idea what it involves. Anyway this is almost done and I'm on to more projects.
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Carol in Maine
Chatty Knitter

208 Posts

Posted - 07/21/2006 :  04:54:42 AM  Show Profile Send Carol in Maine a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by donncoop
Rather than rip out, I am knitting 2 gussets and attaching them on the side seams to give her the few extra inches. Never again.



Your solution sounds creative-- maybe you are on to a style innovation, necessity being "the mother of invention". Who would have thought that cropped tummy-baring sweaters would become the "big thing", and that probably happened when someone ran out of yarn to finish a job.

Carol in Maine
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cableready
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USA
386 Posts

Posted - 07/21/2006 :  06:08:14 AM  Show Profile Send cableready a Private Message
You really are a good sport. A talented, good sport!


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