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Old 10-03-2006, 01:03 PM   #1
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Sweater disaster
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I'm knitting a sweater for my dad -- or rather I WAS -- until one day a big hole appeared smack in the middle of the chest. Don't know how that happened, but like an idiot, I thought I would magically come up with a solution that would work.

So I patiently pulled out the rows needed to get past the hole and reknit them. Great. I then had two separate pieces. Being a relative novice, I didn't know how to join them. I didn't have two finished rows that I could sew together, I had two rows of loops, if that makes sense.

I thought, "Well, I'll just finish the rows, then I'll be able to sew them together. So fabulous am I!

Um, ha.

I ended up with two finished rows, of course. Finished, as in having a discernible edge.

As in, it's too late now to un-finish the edges.

The advice I need right now is ... Desperate to redeem the sweater, I've just gone ahead and knit the dang rows together, leaving me with a sort of raised row across the chest. That row is now DECORATIVE. Can I save myself by crocheting some short strips and sewing them, say, around the collar, et cetera, so that it looks as though the Raised Row of Desperation was actually planned?
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Old 10-03-2006, 03:04 PM   #2
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Maybe you could undo your repair (the "raised row of desperation") and try grafting the two sides together using kitchener stitch instead. There's a knitty article about it here. Amy also has a video here.
Scroll about halfway down. Using this method will allow you to join the two sides together seamlessly -- no one will ever know there was anything wrong.
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Old 10-03-2006, 03:18 PM   #3
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What about just doing a different color in duplicate stitch over the "raise row"? Making it sort of a single stripe sweater.
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