Saturday, December 29, 2007

Christmas Sweater Mission - 50% Complete!




My 5 year old loves her sweater now that she can get it over her head!

First, I unraveled the neck band. Next, I picked up as many stitches as I could, 78 in all and knit a K1P1 rib. Once it was as long as I wanted, I bound off with the aid of my trusty crochet hook :)

In all, I believe the project took me around 5 hours as I was often interrupted but didn't worry about losing my place... Now it is on to the green sweater for my 2 1/2 year old, who is not convinced though she sees her sisters wearing theirs. I am afraid I traumatized her a bit Christmas morning trying to get the sweater over her head!

8 comments:

Needles (aka Carol) said...

Wow, you've done an amazing job. They are pretty sweaters. I'm glad you've been able to save them.

Darcy knotty Knitter said...

Iam so proud of you;)Darcy

Susan said...

Wow! The sweaters look even better with your remake! Great save.

Jane said...

Congratulations on a successful rescue of a beautiful sweater. My method when I'm making sweaters for my grandchildren is to knit the neck ribbing twice the length that I want it and bind off with a needle 2 to 3 sizes larger. Then I fold the ribbing to the inside and stitch it down by making one stitch over my thumb - leaving a loop - then a small stitch in the same spot to hold it all around the neck line. The loops give the neck lots of room to stretch so it's never too tight.

triconette said...

You did a great job! The youngest will soon be convinced. yvonnep

kat said...

oh I'm so glad you could fix them, a tight neck is a common problem.

cw3129 said...

Very nice, looks alot better. Probably feels better around the neck to.

Tomás Mac an tSaoir said...

As a witness to the Christmas Day sweater fitting, I can attest that the girls where in fact traumatized. Hell I was traumatized. :-) hehe

Oh well... good job.