Knit It Now Inspiration

Knit It Now Inspiration

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Finished Size Large
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Close-up of Top Front /Ribbing and Tuck Stitch

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I was so inspired by the Knit It Now site where Sue posted this video on her blog. http://kin.knititnow.com/2016/11/09/fearless-cut-n-sew/ scroll down to see the window for the video. The lady on the video had purchased an over-sized, but expensive sweater at Saks 5th Avenue on clearance and remade it to fit her. So, I decided to try it! Although, for my first try I went to the second-hand store and found a good quality (C J Banks) sweater for only $3 to try this technique on. It was a size 3X and I remade it into a size large. As in the video, I kept the original neckline, the ribbed hems on the sleeves and bottom of the sweater and the shoulder seams – which had a lapped over technique with a cute button trim. She did not remake the sleeves on the video, but I had to cut mine on the seamline and make them smaller. Although I would much prefer to sew a sleeve into the garment while the sleeves and the body are flat – so re-cutting the sleeve made that possible. Then, I only had the underarm and side seam to sew up. I used a size large paper pattern to cut around and a serger for the whole process! The sweater was made with a ribbed top on the front, and then a tuck stitch that they had sewn together with the purl side facing. I don’t think I will give up machine knitting sweaters myself, but this was a quick, fun project and I have a new-to-me sweater that fits! 🙂

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Sides Cut Apart and Sleeves Removed
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Sleeves Cut Out and Cut to Size
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Body Cut to Size
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Overlapped shoulder with Buttom Trim
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3X Size C J Banks Sweater
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5 thoughts on “Knit It Now Inspiration

  1. Yes, I watched that video too and it reminded me of many years ago when i first started machine knitting. I knitted a waistcoat which turned out too big and with the ignorance of youth, I took the scissors to it and did a “cut and sew” job on it without a qualm. I am happy to say it worked. Knitting body blanks and cutting and sewing necklines and shapings save tme and are especially good when knitting in pattern and for double jacquard.

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  2. Brilliant Ann! What a fantastic idea.
    I hadn t see the video until today and it is not half as frightening as one thinks. Really like your sweater.Thank you for sharing it with us.

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  3. Good job, Ann! Love your sweater!
    It really changes your mindset if you think of knitting as “fabric” – cut ‘n sew opens up a lot of possibilities, even if you don’t knit the “fabric” yourself!
    Love your blog!
    Sue

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