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talk to me about loniges/capris with bell bottom/flare/ruffled or lacey cuffs/legs [Apr. 21st, 2008|09:56 am]
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I have this georgous pair of longies that I am thinking would be great as a pair of capris for my little girl. I am wanting to add a row of eyelet along the bottom before I start the flare/bell bottom,… I’m going to run some beutiful ribbon through to make them more girly and prettier. The question is, I have never done a bell bottom of flared leg,…. help??

i have done the ruffled edge where you KFAB every stitch for the last two rows,.. if I did that and kept knitting for more length would that create the effect I’m looking for or is there something better??? Bonus Point for something that would work up a little more lacey like,.. KWIM? am I making any sense?

P.S. - I asked on the ravelry forum and well, my question got 0 bites or answers,... *sigh*  hahaha, oh well! hence the reason I cut and pasted here!

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[User Picture]From: alison_in_oh
2008-04-21 03:24 pm (UTC)
Which Ravelry forum did you post to? The Big 6 are heavily populated and I don't think a lot of longies knitters read there. You should join the Soakers and Longies group! http://www.ravelry.com/groups/soakers-and-longies

If you KFB every stitch every row you will basically make a huge circle. When it falls and drapes it will look sort of bell bottom-ish, so that might be what you're looking for. You could even find doily patterns if you wanted to work up a lace circle!

A gentle flare, however, would be formed with many fewer increases. One way people do it is by increasing only at the seams, every 5 rows or whatever looks good to you. Another way would be by dividing the leg into maybe 6 segments, and increasing evenly around every so many rows. That's what I did for these capris: http://flickr.com/photos/sunnydaydesigns/1294960790/
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[User Picture]From: geeki
2008-04-21 07:23 pm (UTC)
I Joined that group not that long ago :)
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[User Picture]From: babycakies
2008-04-21 07:35 pm (UTC)
thanks mama, that was kinda what I was looking for, alas though, I was all in the knitting groove last night and looks like they may be full longies now :P

Although, I can now plan another pair the way I want!
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