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Old 08-31-2006, 11:14 AM   #1
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Sweater to be taken apart...................................
I have spent a long time knitting myself a sweater.I am going to take it apart and do a different pattern.The one I did was a cowl neck and it just didnt hang right, even after knitting it 3 times..........Have any of you ever done this.I spent 90 bucks on yarn and hate to waste it...............................
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Old 08-31-2006, 11:27 AM   #2
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Yep. The first cardigan I knit for myself, I didn't like it. I took it apart, made a V-neck pullover. Turned out too small. It hung in my closet for a while until we had a Salvation Army pick-up one day and I threw it in the bag. It wasn't $90 worth though, maybe $40.
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Old 08-31-2006, 12:30 PM   #3
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No point in wasting good yarn! Hope you find a pattern that you love.
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Old 08-31-2006, 02:37 PM   #4
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I'll rip out any yarn I like and redo it/make something else if I'm not satisfied with the finished item. Makes perfect yarn sense to me!
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Old 08-31-2006, 02:40 PM   #5
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I'll redo, and redo, sometimes in several patterns until I like it or it fits. Even with cheapie yarn that I only paid $10 for....

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Yes, I don't see the point in knitting something that you'll never wear. Even if the yarn has to be put aside for a while (and it doesn't have to be $90 worth either) I'll use it for something.
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Old 08-31-2006, 07:08 PM   #7
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Originally Posted by cozy
Yes, I don't see the point in knitting something that you'll never wear. Even if the yarn has to be put aside for a while (and it doesn't have to be $90 worth either) I'll use it for something.
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Old 09-01-2006, 10:14 AM   #8
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The sweater is now in balls and I am looking for a another pattern. I love the yarn , so I will enjoy re-knitting it..............................
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Old 09-01-2006, 10:17 AM   #9
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After my mother retired, she spent a lot of time knitting aran and nordic style sweaters. She was constantly frogging completed sweaters because she didn't think they were "right." At the time, I thought she was crazy and had a perfection obsession. Now that I've gotten back into knitting, all that frogging seems perfectly logical to me.
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Old 09-01-2006, 10:20 AM   #10
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And some people, like myself, and much more 'process knitters' than 'product knitters'. For me, I enjoy the process so much more that if I rip something back, it doesn't hur too much because i get to knit it again!!
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