Can I shorten a machine-knitted sweater I received as a gift?
by Sally Stubbs
(Denver, CO, USA)
I just received a gift of a very pretty machine-knitted sweater, but it's about 5 inches too long! The bottom of the sweater is ribbed, but it's not important to me to keep the ribbed pattern.
Is it possible to have it shortened? Should I take it to a dressmaker? Or a knitting shop? I haven't knitted in over 30 years, so would not attempt it myself. Thank you for helping me!!