Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 07-15-2007, 07:44 PM   #1
4429club
Casting On
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Dallas
Posts: 8
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Big Baby Head
I am knitting a size 1-2 pullover for a little guy who has an 18" head. Is there a bind-off that is stretchy? I have re-done the sweater neckline twice and it looks sloppy with a loose bind-off. The neckline has a six row ribbing followed by six rows of stockinette that are to curl. The sleeves and bottom have the same finish. Thanks.
4429club is offline   Reply With Quote

 

This advertising will not be shown to registered members. Join our free online community today!

Old 07-15-2007, 07:46 PM   #2
Jan in CA
Moderator
Mod Squad
 
Jan in CA's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Southern CA
Posts: 36,976
Thanks: 1,637
Thanked 8,644 Times in 7,046 Posts
You might have to start with a large neck and do fewer increases?
__________________
Jan

When asking questions ALWAYS post the name and a link for the pattern if you have it.

NEW! KH knitting video archive
~HOW TO POST A PHOTO~

Jan in CA is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 07-15-2007, 07:51 PM   #3
Knitting_Guy
Grafting the Toe
 
Knitting_Guy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Following the white rabbit
Posts: 4,992
Thanks: 2,318
Thanked 1,130 Times in 832 Posts
I understand that there are techniques known to certain South American tribes that could shrink that head.
__________________
Mason

What do you mean guys don't knit?

Linux: because a PC is a terrible thing to waste.

Perfection is overrated. Knitting is meant to relieve stress, not cause it. Relax and enjoy it.

My boring blog http://masonm.joeuser.com

My knitting blog
http://knittingguy.blogspot.com/

My New Home Page (work in progress)
http://www.gpstrucker.000hosted.com

Knitting_Guy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-15-2007, 08:00 PM   #4
Ingrid
Moderator
Mod Squad
 
Ingrid's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Pleasant Valley, NY
Posts: 29,567
Thanks: 20
Thanked 2,224 Times in 1,828 Posts
Originally Posted by Knitting_Guy View Post
I understand that there are techniques known to certain South American tribes that could shrink that head.
I doubt Mama would approve!
__________________
"Trust the pattern!"

Time flies like an arrow, but fruit flies like a banana.

Hop aboard while we follow the cloud-covered van of knitting harmony, man!! Woooo!! --Hedgehog

IngridKH on Ravelry
Ingrid is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-15-2007, 08:19 PM   #5
4429club
Casting On
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Dallas
Posts: 8
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Gee, thanks. Can't do much about the head size. I have the ribbing loose enough. It's the bind off that has no stretch. Isn't there a way to knit it off with stretch? I am not a very advanced knitter.
4429club is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-15-2007, 11:26 PM   #6
Knitting_Guy
Grafting the Toe
 
Knitting_Guy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Following the white rabbit
Posts: 4,992
Thanks: 2,318
Thanked 1,130 Times in 832 Posts
Take a look at Silver's sock class, the toe up socks tutorial. She shows a stretchy bind off there that might work for you.
__________________
Mason

What do you mean guys don't knit?

Linux: because a PC is a terrible thing to waste.

Perfection is overrated. Knitting is meant to relieve stress, not cause it. Relax and enjoy it.

My boring blog http://masonm.joeuser.com

My knitting blog
http://knittingguy.blogspot.com/

My New Home Page (work in progress)
http://www.gpstrucker.000hosted.com

Knitting_Guy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-16-2007, 08:33 AM   #7
marykz
Working the Gusset
 
marykz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Maryland
Posts: 1,538
Thanks: 270
Thanked 269 Times in 238 Posts
most baby sweaters button at the shoulder to accomodate their large heads. could you do something like that?
__________________
did I say one project at a time?

marykz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-16-2007, 09:16 AM   #8
Yarnlady
Turning the Heel
 
Yarnlady's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Knitting at my computer
Posts: 909
Thanks: 26
Thanked 125 Times in 106 Posts
Originally Posted by 4429club View Post
I am knitting a size 1-2 pullover for a little guy who has an 18" head. Is there a bind-off that is stretchy?
Try using a sewn bind off.
http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEsummer06/FEATsum06TT.html
I have found it to be very stretchy if you resist snugging up the sewing as you go!
__________________
LizzieK8 (Ravelry Handle)


Yarnlady is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-16-2007, 10:45 AM   #9
cookworm
Working the Gusset
 
cookworm's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 1,243
Thanks: 219
Thanked 88 Times in 69 Posts
I don't know if it'll help or not (it's not an advanced technique or anything), but I use a larger needle for my bind offs to make them more stretchy. Sometimes I use a needle just a size or two larger, othertimes I've used needles twice the size of the regular needle--it just depends on how stretchy I need it to be, the yarn used, etc.

I have a larger head than "typical" so I can identify with this situation.
__________________
I'm "the mean twin".


I'm on flickr, too!
I love to knit shawls...after all, a girl can't have too many shawls!
cookworm is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-16-2007, 07:12 PM   #10
jmp3775
1st Leg of the Journey
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Norhtern NJ
Posts: 236
Thanks: 3
Thanked 25 Times in 11 Posts
I was going to suggest the sewn bind off as well.

But I really dont think you need to worry too much about it. 18" isnt a big head for a size 1-2. My 8 mo. old's head is at the top of the growth curve, nut he has a 19" head. And he fits in 6-9 mo. size, no problem. Who told you that 18" was a big head for that age?
jmp3775 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
That will never fit over her head!!! EssenceRose Crochet! 4 03-11-2008 04:45 PM
How Big is a Guy's Head? Miss Moosey Pattern Central 1 11-08-2007 10:47 AM
getting in over my head syndactylus How-to Questions 3 01-18-2007 07:41 AM
How big is a new baby's head? Rennagayle General Knitting 9 05-05-2006 12:43 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:22 AM.