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Old 05-25-2008, 08:17 AM   #11
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Wow, that really turned out nice! You'd never know it wasn't designed to have the neck band.

Great job!!
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Old 05-25-2008, 09:18 AM   #12
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Very nice! You did a good job on it.
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Old 05-25-2008, 11:39 AM   #14
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That looks really good. You did a good job of shaping the vee in the front so that the bottom of the vee looks nice. How does it work when it is on? Does it solve the problem in a pleasing way?
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Old 05-26-2008, 10:19 AM   #15
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Wow!! You did a beautiful job with the neckband, looks like it was meant to be there.
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[quote=suzeeq;1110135]You could pick up stitches for a neckband, but you could also start the split for the V a couple inches higher or wherever you want it to be.
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I've been trying to find an answer about modifying necklines and saw this response of yours to a poster's question related to a sweater already finished. But my question is about changing the neckline depth on any sweater while in the process of knitting - no specific pattern in mind. I just don't like plunging necklines.

Is it really as straightforward as beginning neck shaping sooner than instructed in the pattern on a top-down sweater and starting the shaping later than instructed on a bottom-up sweater?

Any assistance much appreciated.
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For a top down V neck incs are started at the beginning, most of the time on every 4th row. That ends up a couple inches above the underarms on me. If you want it higher than that, you would do them every other or every 3rd row. For a bottom up, begin the decs further up and also adjust the frequency to every other or every 3rd row. Remember that if you're going to put a neckband on, that's going to make the actual edge an inch higher too.
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Originally Posted by suzeeq View Post
For a top down V neck incs are started at the beginning, most of the time on every 4th row. That ends up a couple inches above the underarms on me. If you want it higher than that, you would do them every other or every 3rd row. For a bottom up, begin the decs further up and also adjust the frequency to every other or every 3rd row. Remember that if you're going to put a neckband on, that's going to make the actual edge an inch higher too.
Thank you very much. This is a big help, and yes - I understand a neckband would affect the depth.
So if the neckline is other than a v-neck - say a scoop, e.g. - I would essentially do the same thing - i.e., adjust frequency of decreases?

Again - thanks for your quick and helpful response. A Ravelry member suggested I post my question here because she said the Mods are very active and very helpful. She was right.
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Thanks for the compliments, we do like to be helpful, that's one reason we get chosen as moderators.

Yes, if you want to raise another type of neckline, either start it higher on the front and/or change the shaping.
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Originally Posted by suzeeq View Post
Thanks for the compliments, we do like to be helpful, that's one reason we get chosen as moderators.

Yes, if you want to raise another type of neckline, either start it higher on the front and/or change the shaping.

Thanks a bunch.
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