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dvrgrl38
05-30-2009, 10:14 AM
Any advice is greatly appreciated!!

I am knitting this sweater:
http://clickertyclick.blogspot.com/2008/10/free-pattern-baby-eyelet-cardi.html

And I REALLY want to add some sort of edging to the neck and maybe front of the sweater, i was thinking a crocheted picot or scalloped edge would look nice, but I have NO IDEA where to start.
Anyone have any advice or links to videos on how to do this?
Thanks so much!
Alison

MGM
05-30-2009, 04:23 PM
Any advice is greatly appreciated!!

I am knitting this sweater:
http://clickertyclick.blogspot.com/2008/10/free-pattern-baby-eyelet-cardi.html

And I REALLY want to add some sort of edging to the neck and maybe front of the sweater, i was thinking a crocheted picot or scalloped edge would look nice, but I have NO IDEA where to start.
Anyone have any advice or links to videos on how to do this?
Thanks so much!
Alison

What a darling little sweater that is! I'm not sure I'd add anything to it myself, but if you are looking for some ways to add crocheting to the edges of a knit item, I have a few videos and articles on my website that show how to do just that, only on baby blankets. The concept would be the same though.

If you click HERE (http://www.hookedonneedles.com/labels/crochet%20border.html), you'll see all my posts on crochet borders. Have fun with it and I hope you find something helpful there. If not, just holler!

MGM

Jan in CA
05-30-2009, 05:09 PM
Yeah, I think it's busy enough with the pattern and the crochet might be lost. Crochet would be beautiful on a stockinette sweater.

dvrgrl38
05-30-2009, 05:13 PM
Thanks!
I mainly want to do it around the neckline b/c I hte the way it ways with just stockinette, kinda rolling out.

This is the sweater that used crochet edging that is my inspiration:
http://www.ravelry.com/projects/kittiminx/baby-eyelet-cardi

Let me know if you don't have access to ravelry and i'll ask about posting a borrowed pic from the knitter...

Alison

Jan in CA
05-30-2009, 07:23 PM
That little scalloped edge would be very cute on it even down the front. :thumbsup:

catlvr
05-31-2009, 09:46 AM
I'd just do a round of single crochet around the neckline, then maybe a shell into the row of sc. What a cute sweater. Good Luck!

dvrgrl38
05-31-2009, 11:30 AM
Now another dumb question, what size hook do you suggest I start with to add the single crochet around the edge, its a sport weight yarn. Thanks so much everyone!
Alison

Jan in CA
05-31-2009, 12:46 PM
This helps with hooks and needle sizes.
http://www.yarnstandards.com/weight.html

If you find it ripples a little after you start then go down a needle size, if it puckers go up one.