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Old 01-01-2008, 12:25 PM   #1
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Adding Length to the Sweater I just finished
I just finished a very nice sweater vest, and it's too short for the person I made it for. (He's 6'6"). I've added 3 inches to the bottom rib and he'd still like it longer. Is there a way for me to add length above the rib stiches without unravelling the whole thing from the top?
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Old 01-01-2008, 01:25 PM   #2
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You can cut off the Cast on, unravel to above the bottome rib, knit however long you want, rib it and bind off.
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Old 01-01-2008, 03:11 PM   #3
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I'm having trouble unraveling from the bottom. Is there a trick to this? It doesn't seem to work in this direction.
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Old 01-01-2008, 03:15 PM   #4
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was this knit in the round? or flat?
(please say round)
anyway heres a trick for ripping out, before you undo your cast on take a tapestry needle and a long cord of floss and thread it through one row of stitches (do not go up and down rows!!!! stay within one band of "v's")

this way when you rip back to that row, the floss will hold your stitches in place and you can put them back on the needle and continue to rib)
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Old 01-01-2008, 03:22 PM   #5
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Did you knit frome the top down or bottom up? That would make a difference.
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Old 01-01-2008, 03:31 PM   #6
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I've found that unraveling ribbing, or anything that's knit/purl from the bottom is a pain beyond all pains. Your best bet is to cut until you get to almost where you want to be and then pick out the rest.
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Old 01-01-2008, 03:43 PM   #7
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It was knit in the round from the bottom up. I like the idea of threading the floss through a row, but picking out each stich is going so slow.
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its better than starting over
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Thanks everybody. I finally got the bottom off and have added another 6 inches successfully (before the rib). Guess I just needed some patience.
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http://knittypants.blogspot.com/2006...g-sweater.html
There's a tutorial with pictures of what phantom was describing. Hope it helps!
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