Thursday 23 June 2011

I was playing just a little bit with darts. Not the pointy ones but the knitterly ones.
They are very interesting and I'm not finished yet, not by a long shot. But as I'm working many questions come up. At what cup size does this problem occur? The problem being pull-up on the front of your knitted sweaters. Where should the short rows begin?  Should they begin at the underarm and slant down towards your bust? Should they begin below the largest part of the bust and slant down toward the waist (when you are finished they look like they slant up from below)? Can the knitter place them themselves? We all know that the bust is in a different place when you're 20 than when you're 50. That extra 30 years on the planet has an effect! And why are we trying to duplicate woven fabric at all? If the front of your sweater needs to be a little longer maybe short rows could be worked anywhere, like near the bottom edge (?), in order to extend the front for an inch or two.


  1. Hee Hee. that's one small cup you've got there.

  2. You're brave to tackle this. I think it's daunting even for an experienced knitter to add darts and get it right. It requires such a custom-knitted approach. I wonder if some sort of princess seam shaping would be a way of shaping that could work for everyBODY. The princess seams could add and subtract more or less stitches depending on one's bust size. Just putting that out there as food for thought.


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