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Old 11-01-2005, 08:08 AM   #51
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eggplant--I left the back neck the way it was. It was only about three rows anyway--maybe a third of an inch. No biggy. And I agree-the neck is the coolest. It looks so pinched until you cut it and then, magic!

humblestumble-After I cut the steeks, I pick up and knit along a row that was on the outside of the steek stitches--the outermost row of the actual sweater. You make sure that the first and last stitch before the steek stitches is one color so it makes a nice line to pick up.

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Old 11-02-2005, 12:36 AM   #52
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OHHH ok. That's what I was thinking after all I actually had a dream that I was cutting steeks. I was all excited but I think the scissors almost caught on a folded part of the sweater so I freaked out, but nothing happened and I had all this adrenaline - so happy everything was going smoothly. lol. It wasn't a nightmare, but now I kinda want to try it.

Can you change any flat patterned sweater into a steeked sweater?
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Old 11-02-2005, 08:46 AM   #53
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You can usually change any drop sleeve sweater to a sweater knit in the round. Sometimes lacy sweaters shouldn't be because they need the seam in the side to keep them from twisting, from what I've read. You just have to make minor adustments in the number of stitches since you don't need any seam allowance. You also have to take care to make sure the armholes aren't too big or your sleeve will be voluminous. That happened to me on a sweater and I had to redo almost a whole sleeve with radical decreases. Turned out ok, though.
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Old 11-03-2005, 09:16 PM   #54
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Ingrid thats a beautiful sweater. Stunning.

You know ... I was looking at the photo of the finished body of your sweater (the pics with the socks :D ) and I thought that the body looks like a beautiful skirt ... do you know of any patterns for pencil skirts like that to knit ... or how does one design one ...

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Old 11-03-2005, 09:59 PM   #55
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I'm afraid that since I don't think I could wear a pencil skirt, especially a knit one, I've never thought about making one. I suppose you could just measure around and start knitting. Forever.
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Old 11-04-2005, 12:50 AM   #56
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Ingrid, what a great tutorial!!! You're awesome!

Wow, I LOVE the finished sweater.
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Old 11-04-2005, 06:39 AM   #57
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HAHA .. thanks Ingrid ... I was actually thinking a pencil skirt with one or two of those sheep you taught me how to knit (from my other posts).

heee hee..

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Why thank you, Amy!

Christina--That would be very chic, I must say!! :rofling:
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Am I sick for wanting to try this JUST because I want to take scissors to my knitting?
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Oooooohhh! Thanks for bumping this Cate! I've been wondering about steeking. That's pretty cool! I think I"d be afraid though.
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