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Old 01-11-2008, 05:13 PM   #141
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Thanks for the help, although that's not exactly what I mean. I'm making a sweater that calls for cutting 3 1/2" off on the top to reduce the bulk on the front of the neckband. I'm having trouble visualizing exactly what that means in terms of a steek. I was able to successfully cut both arm steeks using your directions, but I'm not able to figure out what exactly I'm supposed to do to reinforce the fabric so that I can cut it. If I had a sewing machine I don't imagine I would have such a problem, but since I don't and I'm crocheting the steeks this is leading to a bit of a dilemma.
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Old 01-11-2008, 07:51 PM   #142
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OK, I see what you mean. I've never done this, and I've looked through my books to see if there was any help there, but couldn't find it.

Thinking about it, though, I think that if you even just crochet through one row of stitches, that would be like putting a lifeline it. It would secure the row. Maybe putting in a lifeline would be a good idea, anyway, so you can place your crochet row exactly where you want the neckline to be.

Having the lifeline in, crocheting along below it and cutting above it should work, since you'll really secure everything when you pick up for the collar.

Hope this helps!
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oh my, this is way out of my comfort zone! Thank you for the photo gallery, it is really amazing what can be done w/two sticks & some string.

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ooo i like i like, I am still not %100 sure how you do neck shaping with a steek (i'm thinking a v-neck) but i'm sure if i were to look at a pattern i would be ok.
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ooo i like i like, I am still not %100 sure how you do neck shaping with a steek (i'm thinking a v-neck) but i'm sure if i were to look at a pattern i would be ok.
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You do the neck shaping on each edge of the steek stitches. Imagine a V-neck sewn up the middle. As you work the decreases, the entire piece gets narrower and narrower. When you cut it, it opens to a V.
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You do the neck shaping on each edge of the steek stitches. Imagine a V-neck sewn up the middle. As you work the decreases, the entire piece gets narrower and narrower. When you cut it, it opens to a V.
So what you are saying, is i could take the V-neck shaping from a regular pattern and do it with steeks?
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I would think you could do that just fine. My only concern with steeking a V-neck, come to think of it, is that the edge may be too thick if you use anything but very thin yarn.
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