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May 23, 2012 09:20:44   #
Barbara Ann
 
But I hated sewing in the sleeves. The baby sweaters I've done you pick up the stitches and knit them on, that's how I want to do my sweaters. This pinning a sleeve and stitching it in is too much like fabric sewing. In fact that's how i did it. I had to "gather" the top of the sleeve and pin in place then sew. Not my fav thing to do.
 
May 23, 2012 09:28:09   #
knittingneedles
 
Not me!!! I won't do that either...I do it quickly and with my eyes closed!! So I don't have to feel like I am sewing...
May 23, 2012 14:30:43   #
Barbara Ann
 
ripping the edging out is not gonna be easy. I really hit the ends! Oy!
May 23, 2012 14:52:56   #
Sewbizgirl
 
onesoutherngal wrote:
so i saved all that in a file...i don't want to lose it when we hit one hundred pages:)


Good, so one day when I've spouted off enough info and you've saved it all, we can publish a book!
May 23, 2012 14:58:05   #
Sewbizgirl
 
Barbara Ann wrote:
ripping the edging out is not gonna be easy. I really hit the ends! Oy!


I'm so sorry, but it really does look to me like you have way too many crochet sts and it's distorting the edges... and probably a different number of sts on each side. But now you know how to control that and make sure you get the same number on each front edge.

Just restart the edging by skipping more spaces. You'll figure out how many to use, to make it lie flat. Try and get the same amount in each of your quarter sections (or even smaller, like 1/8ths), and match that on the other side. It will make a huge difference.
May 23, 2012 15:19:18   #
Barbara Ann
 
I'm gonna do it. Once I find the ends it will be easy. It's finding the ends! LOL
 
May 23, 2012 20:00:37   #
Barbara Ann
 
Ok, as soon as I got home, I ripped out the edging on the sweater and re-did it. I used Bonnie's suggestion, and I have to say, I really like my sweater now. I didn't so much before, but now the edges are lying down very nice and it looks very even. Thank you Bonnie! Now I just need some buttons!
May 23, 2012 20:04:47   #
onesoutherngal
 
Barb.... You are not human... You are a talking knitting machine...


I want that model!!!
May 23, 2012 20:06:41   #
Barbara Ann
 
the edges are crocheted, so it goes really fast.
May 24, 2012 09:05:48   #
Sewbizgirl
 
Barbara Ann wrote:
Ok, as soon as I got home, I ripped out the edging on the sweater and re-did it. I used Bonnie's suggestion, and I have to say, I really like my sweater now. I didn't so much before, but now the edges are lying down very nice and it looks very even. Thank you Bonnie! Now I just need some buttons!


Hit it with a little steam to block the edging and it should lie nice and flat. I'm so glad you re-did it, and glad you got better results the second time. :-D

Edgings, bands, collars, all are fiddly-- even sleeves... and sometimes it takes a few tries to get them right. In fact, if you get them right the first time, it's a miracle.

I had to redo and reshape the neckband on my orange sweater. My front bands were easy because they were knitted in with the body of the sweater.
May 24, 2012 11:15:36   #
knittingneedles
 
I ripped mine out too.. have to figure out how many to cast on now.. Actually it was fun ripping it out.. kinda looked like dominoes falling.. but now I have to figure out how many.. will do the "folding" method..

Thanks Bon for the advice.. Hope it works for me too as it did for Barbara...
 
May 24, 2012 12:20:17   #
Barbara Ann
 
that's exactly what I did. I kept folding and folding and marking and marking, then I knew each section between markers needed 10 stitches, so I counted each as I did it. Worked like a charm.
May 24, 2012 13:10:10   #
knittingneedles
 
Will do!!!
May 24, 2012 20:33:11   #
Barbara Ann
 
I started the next sweater, and ripped it out twice already. But I will get it.
May 24, 2012 22:00:04   #
Sewbizgirl
 
Barbara Ann wrote:
that's exactly what I did. I kept folding and folding and marking and marking, then I knew each section between markers needed 10 stitches, so I counted each as I did it. Worked like a charm.


Alright!!! :mrgreen: :thumbup:
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