Thursday, October 12, 2006

Short-rowing in Ivy?

Should I attempt to add short row shaping when I knit Ivy, or is the wrap shape enough? I'm definitely a larger than average cup size, and I wonder if I will get gapping without short rowing.

Then again, it might be overwhelming to add into the pattern, as I havbe only made Boxy but Good sweaters in the past.

Sigh...any and all input is mightily appreciated...


Blogger Lady O said...

I too am a larger cup size and I've tried on the prototype - I didn't have any problems in the bust with it.

1:41 PM  
Blogger Glenna C said...

My short answer is 'I don't know' - partly because I have never done bust shaping with short rows and partly because I would worry, as you say, about creating too much of a gape in front.

The sweater is designed to have a fairly open neckline to begin with...My advice would be to do one front piece normally, then baste it to the back piece and try it on. If it feels OK then you can go ahead with the 2nd front, and if it seems too tight then you'll only have to rip back a small portion of the 1st front to re-do it with the short rows.

10:24 PM  
Blogger Susie said...

Ooooh, smart idea, that - only a little bit of re-work would be needed, if it is needed. Why did I not think of this? LOL Thank you ladies for your insights - it's nice to have some moral support for the possibility of having to tinker with what is such a gorgeous pattern!

8:52 AM  

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