FAQ: How To Cut A Knit Sweater?

Can you crop a knitted sweater?

Cutting a knit sweater is a convenient way to reshape or resize it. It’s also how you’ll attach the sleeves, if you’re knitting a full sweater from scratch. It’s an intimidating prospect, because if you don’t do it correctly a few innocent snips can cause it to unravel completely.

Can I cut a sweater without it unraveling?

Keep in mind that it is possible to cut a sweater without it unraveling. Worrying about unraveling can keep you from cropping a sweater that can make it into a perfect fit.

How do you cut and hem a sweater?

Instructions

  1. Mark where you want your sweater to end.
  2. Make two cuts across the bottom of your sweater.
  3. Pin the bottom and top together.
  4. Sew the two pieces together.
  5. Trim the fabric between the top and bottom a little more so they match up.
  6. Overlock (or Zigzag) that raw edge.
  7. Press your new seam down with an iron.

How do I keep my sweater from unraveling?

Coat the frayed edges on your sweater such as sleeves or the bottom circumference of the sweater with clear nail polish. Let the polish dry. Turn the sweater inside out. Turn the edging up twice so that all the fraying is covered and pin in place with straight pins.

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How do you shorten a sweater without cutting it?

Get your sweater off and start hand sewing. Sew one of the staple’s side somewhere near the hem of the sweater, on the side stitch of the sweater,pants, etc. Sew the other part or the staple on the side stitch, where you placed that needle, so when you close the 2 sides of the staple, the sweater becomes shorter.

How do you turn a knitted sweater into a crop top?

How to:

  1. The first thing to do is carefully separate the side seams of the knit (making sure not to unravel the surrounding threads) up to the height that you want the crop to sit.
  2. Turn your knit inside out and then fold the front panel of knit up to the new cropped length.
  3. Cut the excess knit fabric off above the seam.

How do you alter a sweater neckline?

Turn your sweater inside out and lay it on a flat surface. Place one piece of your fabric along the front neck line on your sweater. Pin the fabric in place and position the second piece of fabric in a similar fashion on the back neckline. Sew the new pieces of fabric into place on the existing neckline.

Can I cut my knitting?

To prepare a piece of knitting for cutting, you need to secure the stitches in the steek panel so they do not come undone when you cut them. To secure my knitted stitches, I sewed VERTICALLY between columns of stitches, splitting the knitting yarn as I went.

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