Thread Tools Display Modes
Prev Previous Post   Next Post Next
Old 10-24-2012, 09:48 AM   #11
Antares
Working the Gusset
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 1,884
Thanks: 236
Thanked 675 Times in 632 Posts
I have an idea that you might consider if you're wanting to add knitting to the bottom of a shirt or dress.

First, though, here are two common options, which you've already seen: 1) Attach yarn all along the bottom of the garment and knit your design from the edge of the garment down, or 2) use the same cast on number as #1, but knit the insert without attaching it first; then attach the insert later. Both of these methods require you to have exact gauge and lots of precision so that you don't bunch up or stretch your garment along the edge where the insertion is.

My idea is to cast on for the total width of the insert and then knit it as long as you need it.

This would, of course, turn your pattern sideways, but with many patterns that's not an issue and/or it adds an interesting design element.

One benefit of doing this is you can block and measure the insert as you go, and you wouldn't have to really worry much about gauge (except for the width of the strip maybe, but that's not as crucial as the length).
Antares is offline   Reply With Quote
 


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
need help with knitting animal clothes bubbles20 General Knitting 5 08-23-2010 05:46 PM
Adding in yarn to keep knitting? Nenwing General Knitting 3 01-31-2009 10:25 PM
Clothes Knitting Charities NikitaShera Charity Knitting 5 07-15-2008 08:48 PM
adding crochet to knitting Emma How-to Questions 1 04-26-2006 04:30 PM
I am so ready to do some ME knitting! kitkat General Knitting 6 12-31-2005 11:27 AM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:19 AM.