Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 11-09-2008, 06:02 PM   #1
Turning the Heel
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Happyville WI
Posts: 683
Thanks: 276
Thanked 141 Times in 137 Posts
Shorten Sweater
I just love asking these types of questions, the only thing that allows me to ask this, is that I know someone else has asked this same question at one time or another. Or, maybe I am the first.
On a bottom up sweater, after it is finished, is it possible to go back and take out the ribbing to shorten the sweater?
It has about three inches of ribbing and I don't care if I lose it. In my mind I picture just a rolled bind off finish in place of it.
Thanks for any suggestions.
And yep, it sure seemed like the right length before I put the sleeves on.
Still at this knitting thing...
Knit your troubles away, You will feel better.
I am gonna catch up, really
mare-nitt is offline   Reply With Quote


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

Old 11-09-2008, 07:01 PM   #2
Working the Gusset
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 1,721
Thanks: 73
Thanked 542 Times in 485 Posts
Info here:

Scarf way too long.

If you opt for the above info, you'd not have two working ndls...just one.

Is it possible to shorten a completed sweater?

How to shorten a finshed sweater
Keeping to the knitting basics
cam90066 is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to cam90066 For This Useful Post:
mare-nitt (11-12-2008)
Old 11-09-2008, 09:32 PM   #3
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
Give it as a gift to a taller friend

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

My knitting blog

My New Home Page (work in progress)

Knitting_Guy is offline   Reply With Quote

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
How to shorten a finshed sweater Lighting57 How-to Questions 9 01-06-2011 02:23 PM
shorten a shawl marycmcconnell How-to Questions 2 10-19-2009 06:19 PM
Sleeves too long - how do I shorten them? bonbon21 How-to Questions 3 04-02-2008 07:19 PM
Is it possible to shorten a completed sweater? AnnLouise How-to Questions 3 02-27-2007 09:54 PM
shorten existing sweater vlyons How-to Questions 2 10-25-2005 06:15 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:34 PM.