The Fix is In

The fix for the Gradient Sweater, that is.

At least I think it is.

I’ve done a lot of thinking about it, and am fairly certain that what I need is some bust shaping
(And maybe some waist shaping,, but I’m going to wait on that one because it might involve sewing.)

I’ve never done short-row bust shaping on a sweater before, probably because most things I make aren’t very close-fitting, but this is roughly what I’m envisioning.

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The extra rows will being the color change down a bit, and the wedge-shape of the insert should help with how the sweater hangs in the front.

In order to make this happen, I’m going to have to open it up.
Sweater surgery.
I’ll snip a yarn near the underarm and unravel a row, work the short rows, and then graft it back together with the stitches on the top side of the incision.

Easy, right?

Maybe, but I’m not quite ready to jump into it yet,, so I’m engaged in some distraction knitting for the moment-

finishing socks:

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and starting slippers:

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And if anyone has experience with this kind of sweater mod, I’d really appreciate your suggestions!

4 Comments

  1. Jody

    Those socks looks extremely warm and cosy like your beautiful sweater. I can’t help you with it….I have only made a few sweaters in my time.
    Luv those felted clogs though….I forgot to pick up my copy of that pattern when I was at the Knitter’s Frolic 🙁

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