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Old 04-02-2008, 03:11 PM   #1
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Sleeves too long - how do I shorten them?
I don't want to rip them out. What's the best way to shorten from the cast on edge?
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Old 04-02-2008, 03:58 PM   #2
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How much too long are they? Are they already attached to the body of the sweater? Were they worked flat or in the round? What is the stitch pattern?

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Old 04-02-2008, 04:29 PM   #3
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I've never done this before, but it seems like you could unravel (or snip?) the cast on edge and frog a bit from that end, then bind off.
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Old 04-02-2008, 07:19 PM   #4
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I've shortened, and lengthened, sleeves from the CO edge a number of times (not all the difficult if you take your time and plan ahead as to what needs to be done) but it's difficult to give advice w/o knowing more of the specifics of the current state of the poster's project.

If you knit 'bottom up' you can't frog from that direction (you'd have to unpick).

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