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March 10, 2005

8 To Go*


I'm past the armholes on the back now, so it should be smooth sailing!

While working on it last night I thought some of you might like to see how I do the armhole curves. I think I saw this first in EZ's Knitting Without Tears. You see how my edges don't do any of that stair-stepping? It makes the curves nicer and sewing it up far easier! Wanna see what I do? Here are a few pics for you too!

* inches left on the back

March 10, 2005 in March Madness, Tips & Techniques, zipo | Permalink


Wow - thank you for that slideshow! I wish I'd known that before - but I'm certainly glad to know it now.

Posted by: Sarah | Mar 10, 2005 10:47:00 AM

Thank you, thank you. I did know that trick a couple of years ago, but, oops, forgot it. I'm in the process of making my teen son a hoodie, and its going to be a bear to sew the hood to the stairstep neckline. Sooooo, next time I'll use your tip. I guess I should also make myself a large note to put in my knitting journal.

BTW do you have a friendly LYS? I get to Savannah about once a year.

Deb from Baltimore

Posted by: Deb | Mar 10, 2005 10:47:17 AM

I'll remember that for future reference, thanks.

Posted by: Tracy | Mar 10, 2005 11:26:41 AM

Very cool. I usually use the slip-first-stitch of BO row method, but now I'll have to try this! thanks!

Posted by: Diana | Mar 10, 2005 11:30:47 AM

Did you post once about how you make the pop-up window with images? I thought I remembered something like this, and searched to no avail...

Posted by: Diana | Mar 10, 2005 11:38:47 AM

Great hint! Thank you.

Posted by: Colleen | Mar 10, 2005 11:54:41 AM

Thanks! I wish I'd known that last night when I was binding off a shoulder in CanLit class.

Something weird is going on with your slideshow popups; when I click on the link the right slideshow opens in a new window, but if I right-click on the link and then click "open in new window", it opens up your Kool Aid dyeing slideshow instead!

Posted by: jodi | Mar 10, 2005 12:23:05 PM

Ooh, thanks! I have that book, but don't remember reading that particular trick. This post is getting bookmarked in my How To folder!

Posted by: LauraA | Mar 10, 2005 1:00:44 PM

I may need to rip out my weekend warrior and redo the armholes now. I suspect that's one reason why setting in the sleeves has been so challenging for me. Thanks for the tutorial.

Posted by: megan | Mar 10, 2005 1:50:45 PM

wow that is very cool. maybe i will have to get that book on my list!

Posted by: erika | Mar 10, 2005 2:43:43 PM

thanks so much for the tip - funny enough, i was working on a sweater and had stopped at the exact place you were working on because i didn't like the way it was looking - now i am going to try your tip - thanks thanks thanks. any tips for making the shapping for a neckline on the back of a cardigan look good?

Posted by: Leanne | Mar 10, 2005 3:50:36 PM

Nice...I will add that to my arsenal of knitting tips. That's so BOOKMARKED!

Posted by: Christie | Mar 10, 2005 3:56:42 PM

Hey, that is awesome! Thanks for the pictures!

Posted by: Emily | Mar 10, 2005 3:58:54 PM

Thanks for the tutorial -- that's fantastic!

Posted by: chris | Mar 10, 2005 4:03:46 PM

Brilliant tip. Many thanks!

Posted by: Jacinta | Mar 10, 2005 7:16:38 PM

It really looks better, thank you for putting it together and sharing.

Posted by: Pioggia | Mar 10, 2005 9:25:03 PM

Thanks for sharing the tip and taking the time to take the pictures :)

Posted by: Barb | Mar 10, 2005 11:28:42 PM

Great slideshow - thanks. I have been trying out ways to get rid of those steps - now I can't wait to get to that point in my next project!

Posted by: tacha | Mar 11, 2005 3:18:08 AM

What great tips on the armhole, plus what lovely things you have knit. I found your blog through another blog (My Escape from the Boys). I will check in again.

Posted by: michele | Mar 11, 2005 3:15:41 PM

Thanks for the great tip, it really is very useful!

Posted by: Siow Chin | Mar 12, 2005 1:58:34 AM

YAY!! Thanks for the slideshow, Jody - I really wanted to try that with my Dune but couldn't find it in any of my books. Now I can do it. Thanks so much!

Posted by: Jackie | Mar 13, 2005 8:06:19 AM

great technique. i gotta try that!

Posted by: froggy | Mar 14, 2005 4:35:07 AM

Fabulous! I had been looking for this very technique! I did it years ago and couldn't remember which book I got it from. Thanks so much for sharing and for posting such a great tutorial.

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