Quick Answer: How do you shorten a knitted sweater?

Can you 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. If you want to gain confidence in cutting a sweater, you may try doing it on an old one from your closet.

What do you do if your sweater sleeves are too long?

Just fold the sweater under to the desired sleeve length, take a needle and thread that matches the color of the sweater and do a very simple stitch to hold the sleeves in place. Also, look for sweaters with sleeves that 3/4 length (which would be full length on you).

How do you shorten a cardigan sweater?

Cut the sweater with a rotary cutter (put a cutting mat underneath) or a pair of sharp scissors. Fold the hem by covering half the distance to the desired length (where you pinned it originally) and then half again. This keeps the hem from fraying on the underside. When the hem is folded properly, pin it down.

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