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kblue
05-26-2007, 12:57 PM
So I made a sweater for DD this past winter (from the bottom up). I very simple Stockinet<--sp stitch with garter stitch on the edges. Theres still room for her to grow and i'm pretty sure it will still fit her next winter too. But i think "length" wise it might be short and i want to lengthen it. So my question...will I be albe to do that with out it being obvious? Do i knit the extra length and then, after froging the garter edge up to the stockinet, stitch the addition on? Or frog the garter edge and then insert my needle into the live stitches and knit on the extra length (going downwards to the edge) I think my "V's" would be backwards though? What do you think???:??

Heres the link to my old post with a picture of the sweater:

http://www.knittinghelp.com/knitting/forum/showthread.php?t=49242

thanks.

Hildegard_von_Knittin
05-26-2007, 01:06 PM
if you rip out the hem and knit downwards, you are right that the stitches won't line up exactly. Will anyone notice???

you could knit a band that's an inch or 2 wide, and as long as the sweater is around, and attach it to the bottom.

Ingrid
05-26-2007, 02:10 PM
I think you could get away with picking up stitches along the bottom and adding length. It might be noticeable to someone who knits, but people who don't knit don't count, anyway!:rofling:

kblue
05-26-2007, 02:20 PM
but people who don't knit don't count, anyway!:rofling:
:roflhard::rofling::roflhard::rofling:

Krystal
05-26-2007, 03:45 PM
You can rip it out and knit from the there back down. I did that once with a shrug. I didn't feel like knitting 10 inches of back, so I went right to the sleeve. Ripped out the cast on edge, and knit the other way. I thought the v's wouldn't mach up, either. But they match perfectly, can't even tell I did it.

With the sweater tho, because the yarn you are adding is fresh and the shirt has been washed/worn it might be more obvious... Hopefully a washing would fix that up.


I actually need to do this to a top myself... just don't have the energy yet to rip out and pick up all those stitches.

Good luck!

HamaLee
05-26-2007, 04:57 PM
If you wanna get fancy, Grumperina (http://www.grumperina.com/knitblog/archives/2005/09/operation_orang.htm) has a great post describing how she cut above the hem, knit down, and then grafted the new bottom back onto the original hem of a sweater. (Love her)

kblue
05-26-2007, 06:47 PM
If you wanna get fancy, Grumperina (http://www.grumperina.com/knitblog/archives/2005/09/operation_orang.htm) has a great post describing how she cut above the hem, knit down, and then grafted the new bottom back onto the original hem of a sweater. (Love her)

this was the other way of adding length that i was thinking about. Thanks for the link. I still haven't decided yet though I guess i'll see how i feel after i frog the garter edge .:think:

1knittychick
05-26-2007, 09:36 PM
I saw a KG episode where someone took a store bought knit sweater and added trim with fun fur (hem and cuffs). I can't remember if they just picked up stitches or made it attachable. Either way is probably easy.

redwitch
05-26-2007, 09:55 PM
I believe that stocking stitch knitted the other way matches up the same, but ribbing will be half a stitch offset. I think it should be fine if you try it, but as someone said, the wool has been worn more than the fresh balls, so you might like to swatch and practise, and also compare how they will look for wear.

turtlegirl76
05-27-2007, 09:04 AM
This (http://knittypants.blogspot.com/2006/02/lenthening-sweater.html) is my favorite tutorial on adding length to a sweater. Yes, it does involve scissors but it works! You could also go the creative route and add on a crocheted edging, thereby changing the look of the sweater for the next season.