I spent all day Friday weaving many ends of yarn into the seam allowances of my latest sweater. Now that I’ve had a chance to try it on without tons of ends hanging out, I’ve decided that I need to cut an inch off of each center front half of the sweater.
Before subjecting my newly knitted sweater to scissors, I figured I’d better try cutting up a swatch first. After dusting the sewing machine, adjusting it to produce a small zigzag stitch and sewing two lines of stitches down the center, I carefully cut between the two lines. I tested how well the stitches would hold together by tugging on the stitches. The stitches held quite well, although I did produce a bit of fringe. I wouldn’t use this technique on seam allowances but will be using it on the front of my cardigan. Fringe won’t be a problem since the edges will be covered with a very pink satin ribbon strip.
Tonight I made a special trip to the fabric store to pick up matching pink thread. While I have many spools of thread not one of them is hot pink.
Oh, no! Not your newly knitted Phildar cardigan! You’re a courageous purlwise Melinda. I think I would cry and simply gain the weight. 😉 Happy cutting!
Marie, I still haven’t cut it but think it will turn out ok. The raw edges will be covered with a satin band, so I think the stitches will hold.
I should have made it too small so that I would have an incentive to loose weight.
You’re so brave to cut like that! Whew!