Okay, fellow gurus and knitting fanatics, I am asking for ideas on this -- I have a friend whose Mom knit him some absolutely great sweaters. The problem is that they are too short in the torso now that he's older. The most obvious thing would be to add extra ribbing or some similar kind of welt to the bottom edges. The one has cable twisting into the ribs so I can just go down with a white yarn in plain ribbing, adding an edge to the cuffs and neckline to coordinate. The other 2 are more challenging but the trickiest one is the Fair Isle design: There is striped ribbing at the bottom but the thing I want to do is match the dark rust turtleneck at the top. If really daring, I'd just take out the cast on edge, unravel up and rework as plain stockinette, then redo the ribbing in a close matching rust. Only real drawback? The sweaters are all seamed. Do you think I should just pickup stitches around and work down? My concern is that the ribbing would then be too long. Any other thoughts? I wish I had a digital camera and could post photos but it isn't possible. Any and all help greatly appreciated. Thanks.