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July 12, 2005



I'm a bit behind in my knitlist reading, but it looks like the problem hasn't been solved, so I'll give it a go.

What Eve said about "It seems the pattern says knit, but with 13 rows (6 st st, 1 rev st st, 6 st st) you end up with the WS facing you" is assuming you start with a knit row, but the pattern says to start with a purl row, so don't let that confuse you.

I think what happened is that you followed the directions correctly, but when it tells you to continue in stockinette after completing the row where you fold up the hem, you started with a knit row, when the next row is a wrong side row and should have been purled. I think you just switched "right" sides. So, the hem looks like stockinette on both sides like it should, but the row you secured the hem with is purled on the right side and the rest of the sweater is in stockinette. You say you've tried a lot of things, so maybe you've already tried this and that isn't it. I'd be happy to provide more back-and-forth help; it's easier to help in person, but I'm willing to try.

K. Anne

What about ripping out the hem on the seperate front and back pieces. Then after you sew the front and back side seams, pick up the stitches on th bottom and knit the hem in the round? That way whatever you do it will look the same back & front.


That purl row on the RS of the fabric is where you fold for the hem. With the RS (knit side) facing you, fold the hem (first 6 St st rows) back & up so that the purl sides of the fabric face each other. Then you work the next row together with the cast-on edge. It seems the pattern says knit, but with 13 rows (6 st st, 1 rev st st, 6 st st) you end up with the WS facing you. So you can either work one more row or you would fold the hem toward you and PURL the 2 layers together.

I hope this helps.


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