How To Fix A Too Short Sweater

Here’s a great article from Interweave’s Knitting Daily Website. Have you ever knit a sweater and it turned out to be too short? I know I have! This seems like a good technique for fixing that problem. It comes from [amazon-product text=”Knit Fix: Problem Solving for Knitters” type=”text”]1596680113[/amazon-product]

I wish I had known of this technique before I “fixed” my too short sweater. What I did was knit a “skirt” of about 3″ onto the bottom of my sweater, but it doesn’t look quite right. The problem is that the front of the sweater has some shaping on the hem. I don’t have a picture of the actual sweater, but here is what it looks like on the model.

What I wish I looked like in my Tratto Sweater!

Not me, not even a reasonable facsimile...

(I don’t look anything like this model, but I must have thought that if I knit that sweater I would! 😉 ) I love the rest of the sweater, the little rolled neckline and sleeveless shaping. The top is great. It’s just the bottom that bothers me. The other problem is that it was knit with Lana Grossa Tratto which has little flags that will make it very hard to frog. I love the yarn, just not redoing it. Uggghhh. It will stay on the pile of  “to do someday.”

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