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Shorten or Lengthen A Knitted Project – How to Video
How to Shorten or Lengthen A Knitted Project
It’s important to figure out how to shorten or lengthen a knitted project. I think it is hard to figure out when to quit knitting. It will seem long enough but it isn’t or it will be so long it is embarrassing. I once knitted a baby sweater and the thing would have fit a child instead.
You know you are supposed to for sure do your gauge swatch, and I do. But there is no swatch for length. Neither Sleeve nor body length. Well what do you do?
Well, first don’t panic. It’s okay to take a deep breath at this point and do not throw your work in the trash. We can fix it.
Here is a great video that really explains how to lengthen or shorten a knitted project, even if you are working cables. It is from the Knitting Daily site and the video is done by Eunny Jang who I think is genius at all things knitting. Enjoy! and don’t be discouraged. Just think of this as part of your learning curve. You are on your way!
Shorten or Lengthen a Knitted Project -Eunny Jang from Knitting Daily TV
Shorten Or Lengthen A Knitted Project-It Doesn’t Have to Be Difficult
Just remember when you need to shorten or lengthen a knitted project that you are in charge. You must remain calm and just realize that it is very doable and will go very much better for you if you just become methodical and go for it. Watch the video more than once and just stick with it. You will be able to shorten or lengthen a knit project before you know it.
Easy Cable Soap Cozy-A Great Way To Start
An Easy Cable Soap Cozy Great Place to Start With Cables
Knitting cables can be intimidating, especially if you have never tried it before. Starting with a small project like this easy cable soap cozy first gives you the opportunity to try cables on a very limited project. So if you have to start over it is not a huge loss and if you succeed you will have that success much quicker than a large involved project. Plus if you like it you can make many soap cozies. These are wonderful gifts and great for drawers with intimate apparel.
An easy cable soap cozy is a perfect project to experiment with different yarns. You can use many types of yarns, any color and lots of different textures. You can really experiment with those yarns you may think are very expensive because you only have to buy a little bit for these small cozies. So go crazy and have fun. They are a lot of fun to make and a joy to gift.
This easy cable soap cozy is such a great idea for so many reasons.
- It gives you a small knitting project to take along
- It gives you a doable cable that you can learn on
- It is an easy project that you’ll complete quickly
- It is so useful
- It saves your scented soaps suds from washing down the drain
- When using it, it exfoliates your skin in luxury
- It felts itself as you use it
- You can use it over and over with your favorite soap
- It’s so cute!!