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Saturday, October 03, 2009

Do Over?

I finished sewing on the buttons this morning. When I tried the sweater on, I noticed something funny going on with the cowl neck. As you can see in the photo, the neck where the cowl attaches is pretty wide. This is probably due to the fact that I knitted on the cowl neck and the directions said to knit the neck separately and then sew it on afterward. It seemed like a couple of extra steps to me, so I just knit on. Now I may end up doing it over again since it isn't totally looking right to me. But the thought of ripping out the neck is not appealing. Thoughts?

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

It looks OK to me. I surely would NOT re-do it.

2:55 PM

Anonymous Kay said...

I personally sort of like the wide cowl neck (and when I actually get around to making this sweater as I'd planned, I think I'll make the same "mistake" you did!) -- but if you totally hate it, put it down for a little bit, work on something else, then take a deep breath, and rip it out! (No point in keeping it if you're never gonna wear it.)

11:00 PM

Blogger Kelli said...

Could you reinforce the area where the cowl attaches to the body of the sweater, by crocheting a simple single crochet line around where the seam would've gone according to the pattern (on the inside)? That might give it enough strength to not have to reknit it, and if it doesn't work, you haven't lost much time. Just a thought! :)

12:52 PM

Blogger Carolyn said...

i would have done the same. does it FEEL weird on? if it feels fine, i'd leave it. no one but you is ever going to notice anything.

7:06 PM


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