Does “cheating” bug you?

Coming Soon! Watch for our new Home Study Course that will walk through the process of copying the design of a RTW (ready to wear) sweater on the machine.

I’ve been working from a photo of this RTW  sweater.

Can you see how they stopped the stitch pattern at the underarm shaping?

The hand knitter in me would have taken the time to TRY to carry the stitch pattern while shaping and not leave a blank space.

The machine knitter in me says “If someone is looking that closely at my armpit, they are standing TOO close!” LOL!
What about you?

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One thought on “Does “cheating” bug you?

  1. Louisa Hall

    August 23, 2016 at 10:13am

    If it can’t been seen by a man on the back of a galloping horse then it must be ok.

  2. Dagmar Grubaugh

    August 23, 2016 at 12:19pm

    And how! I think this sweater looks just fine . I actually like your solution. Thanks..

  3. Georgia

    August 23, 2016 at 1:39pm

    I agree with you. I once told someone I thought rolled edges on necks and cuffs were just the manufacturer cutting costs and have sometimes regretted my statement, because although it is easier to just use a rolled edge, it can also be a design element.

  4. Gini Woodward

    August 23, 2016 at 2:24pm

    This is an interesting question. I think the underarm pattern finishes neatly with the garter ridge row and the plain stockinette ties in nicely with the introduction of the stockinette sleeve. The full fashion decreases on the garment and sleeve work nicely together to form their own pattern. Just my opinion. Thanks for asking.

  5. Marie

    August 23, 2016 at 4:04pm

    That would make me crazy. I’d have to find a way to carry the stitch pattern all the way up. I guess that’s what years of hand knitting does to your mind.

  6. Pat Vermillion

    August 24, 2016 at 11:16pm

    I am looking forward to this and hope it is something I can do.
    Yes the hand knitter in wonders why they did not carry the pattern those few more rows. Do you have any idea when this will all be coming out? asking because I will be away from the computer for a couple of months, unless I can get it all worked out with my lap top.

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