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Old 04-19-2009, 06:06 PM   #1
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Garment Riding Up In the back
I have encountered this problem before and it's getting really frustrating. I just spent a long time on a garment and it is riding up in the back really bad. I added a couple inches of ribbing even though it didn't call for it and that didn't help at all. How do I fix this problem and how do I prevent it in the future? I really don't want to have to tear out the whole cabled cardigan.

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Old 04-19-2009, 06:30 PM   #2
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I don't know what you can do to fix your sweater if it is already completed, but here is an idea for another time.

Check out short rows for adding length to the back. I have never done it for that reason, I have added a few short rows on the back of a sweater, but I thought it was more to help the shoulders fit but maybe it is done the same way to keep a sweater from riding up.

Here is a site that speaks of using short rows to keep a sweater from riding up in back. LINK Scroll down to where it has the heading, "Torso Darts".

You will need to do some more research on the subject but I think this may be the answer to the problem. Good luck.
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Old 04-19-2009, 06:35 PM   #3
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I looked at adding short rows earlier I think it was that same website but the cardigan is totally done and wouldn't help now that it's done because there would be a ton of tearing out. But you are right that would be great for in the future that's for sure. What's funny is this doesn't happen all the time. Of course it had to happen on a hard project.
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Old 04-19-2009, 07:13 PM   #4
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Yeah, it's a bummer. I hate trying to take something apart when it is all finished. When I put it together I don't intend for it to come apart and figuring out what I did with hidden ends that may now be needed, and undoing seams is not appealing AT ALL. LOL I can sympathize completely, but that is not much help. I wish it was.
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Old 04-19-2009, 07:31 PM   #5
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Adding short rows to the shoulders would be difficult at this point but could you undo the back neck and add a few short rows there? It would add some length and make the neck area more anatomically correct. Elizabeth Zimmermann suggests this in Knitting Without Tears and many patterns for Scandinavian sweaters have this sort of raised neckband.
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