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Old 03-20-2007, 07:04 PM   #1
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My sweater's too short!
Having finished dear daughter's sweater, it really needs to be longer. She grew faster than I knitted.

I know my Mum used to cut the bottom off & pick up stitches & carry on knitting down instead of up..........but I never watched & I never asked how.

So, surrogate Mums, how?
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Old 03-20-2007, 09:54 PM   #2
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I'm not a Mom, but this happened to me once, and I just picked up stitches and knit the rest of the length. I steamed down the seam on the wrong side, and it works great.
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Old 03-20-2007, 10:59 PM   #3
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I'd only pick up and knit down if it's a top-down sweater. If you knit it bottom-up, try this.
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Old 03-21-2007, 01:34 AM   #4
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It can be done. (Recently did similar to pocket linings.) Unseam both sides and snip a stitch in about 1" from one side and few rows up from bottom...or depending if rib, etc where it'll work best. Slowly unravel/unpick the stitches in the snipped row and prepare to put those sts on ndl. (If need be, run ndl or extra yarn thru row above where you'll be undoing.) Make sure you have the same no of sts as you orig worked. Knit to whatever length you desire and BO. If front/back worked separately, make sure you you add same no of rows.

If uncertain, work up swatch with scrap yarn and test the process on this beforehand. Doing it this way elim the need for any grafting which some find tricky.

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Old 03-21-2007, 01:46 AM   #5
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Sara's blog 'Let me explaiKnit' has a description of how to lengthen sweaters, I think near the start/first few months' worth of posts on the blog. The gist is that it is best done in stockinette, unravelling to a destination row (see the videos here and Google explanations of this term). Let us know if you have difficulty finding resources, we're happy to help further then.

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