Techniques

Stabilizing a neckline after the sweater is complete…

Hi everyone! Today’s post is about what to do if you finish your sweater and find that the neckline is just a bit too stretchy. This fix will only go so far, so it won’t fix something that is way too big, for example, but if the neckline seam is just a bit too stretchy, and the sweater is heavy and pulls it out of shape, then this fix might just be for you.

You’ll need a crochet hook and your project yarn, or a similar yarn.

What we’re going to do is work some slip-stitch crochet along the inside of the neck seam. This works best for sweaters that had a bound off edge and picked up stitches for the neckline treatment.

It’s best to work in sections, not all the way around – that way you can unwork and adjust your ratio or size of your crochet hook if you work it too tightly or it’s still too loose.

Here’s a video showing you how to work it and what it looks like:

Hopefully this is helpful!

Until next time, Happy Knitting!!

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