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KellyK 09-13-2005 06:26 PM

Summer Swing Top
I cast on the Summer Swing Top for my niece's birthday in October...size 2.

I think Julie knit it before, but just in case, Ill ask my question here...

Does anyone think that if I add an extra row in between each decrease row that I can make it more like a Summer Swing Sundress? Will that make the angle of the skirt part too wonky? Should I add TWO rows before each decrease?

And, yes, I realize that summer is almost over, but it seems to be staying warm here well into October, and anyway, with the stretchy ribbing at the top, she should be able to wear it next year, too, Im hoping.

Ingrid 09-13-2005 06:30 PM

I would figure out how many rows per inch you get, decide how much longer you want it to be and then equally divide those extra rows between the decreases. I'm aware that this will require math, however.

KellyK 09-13-2005 06:34 PM

Wouldnt adding a row or 2 in between do pretty much the same thing, but without the math? :shifty:

Ingrid 09-13-2005 06:48 PM

Yes, but will it be enough or too much?

KellyK 09-13-2005 07:48 PM

OH, you and your LOGIC. :mad:

Ingrid 09-13-2005 07:49 PM

Wing it and see if it turns out to be a minidress or an evening gown!

KellyK 09-13-2005 07:56 PM

Oh, you're RIGHT...I KNOW you are.....but, you've GOT to know how much I hate math when it makes me speak to a friend like Im a SNOTFACE. :oops:

Ingrid 09-13-2005 08:30 PM

I didn't take offense. I AM logical.

OK there are 6 1/2 rounds per inch and there are 4 dec rounds.

How many inches longer do you want it to be?

for 4" you would need to add 26 rounds, so if you put in 7 extra rounds in the first section and 6 in 3 the sections between the decreases, it will be 4 inches (about) longer.


KellyK 09-13-2005 08:49 PM

You are MOST AWESOME! :notworthy:

Im glad I measured, st count is right on, but Im knitting fewer rows per inch than the pattern calls for....

I will most definitely take your advice!

dustinac 09-14-2005 08:38 AM

:rofling: I thought by looking at the subject you had found a pattern to make a top for your swing I was like ummm... how well would that work if it rained?? :rollseyes:

That is soooo cute can't wait to see it when ya have it done :D

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