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Reconstructed an old sweater.knitting.

Discussion in 'Knitting & Crochet' started by Shanvy, Jan 17, 2012.

  1. Shanvy

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    This is a old sweater that I knitted when my daughter was 8. she is 16+ today.
    The pattern is nice (my own..self brag!!!!) and also the condition was mint. Daughter wanted to wear it again and felt that it was a little short and also tight.

    so, i removed all the joining, (I usually weave a few strands of yarn along, for future use in case of sweaters) and added a few dc at the end and rejoined the whole thing. you cannot find out the joints or the extra stitches..

    and also the tension of the yarn, the stitches used helped in giving that pull.

    so when knitting sweaters for growing kids, always make it in patterns that can be stretched real well and also weave in a few lengths of yarn in the joints so that it comes in handy in case of any snag..
    Picture 347.jpg the pattern

    Picture 350.jpg the sweater..

    C and C's are welcome.
     
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  2. aparnag

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    wow...
    awesome!!!!
    good work...
     
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    Dear Shanvy ma'am,
    Your idea and talent is very inspiring.
    Thanks for sharing and inspiring...
     
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    very beautifully done. Gave a nice idea. Thanks for sharing
     
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    Dear Shanvy,

    the sweater is awesome. Thanks for the nice tips. loved your masterpiece with hidden joints.
     
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    Shanthi,

    Wonderful...it must be special feeling na..being able to use the same sweater that she used 8 years back. You never seem to run out of ideas as far as creativity is concerned (well I guess, its the same in most field for you :-D).
    I am proud of you buddy.
     
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    It is gr8 and the way you have maintained the sweater is much appreciated !!
     
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    Thanks aparna
     
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    Thanks Bhargavi. it not talent, it is just interest..
     

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