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Old 12-10-2004, 07:42 PM   #3
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If the sweater still rolls after blocking, you can pick up stitches along the bottom, and knit a hem. Just pick up one stitch in each stitch with the work facing you, knit or purl a row (for stockinette stitch facing out), and then decrease 1 stitch out of ten in the following row (work 8 stitches, k2tog, repeat). Then knit plain stockinette for an inch or so, and sew it stitch for stitch to the purl loops on the inside of the sweater. The baby bees sweater I have on the patterns page was edged this way along the bottom. It's also a fun opportunity to knit a hidden design, like the child's name, into the hem, like Elizabeth Zimmerman used to do. Just chart out the letters on graph paper. Fun!

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