Friday, June 26, 2009
Poppy Sleeve Success
After one botched attempt at the sleeve cap, I ended up "cutting off" the top of the sleeve, unraveling down to the point that was below the decreases, to begin picking up the live stitches again and knitting upward once more. This time, I was able to knit back and forth for the sleeve cap decreasing and shaping-something I didn't do the first time- and was finally successful in completing the first sleeve. Shown here tucked in at the sleeve opening. I have begun the second sleeve, which I am trying to match striping on as I go. Many late nights later...This is shaping up to being a real "eye catching" sweater. People have stopped me at my knit night, complete strangers, to come and look at it. There will be finishing ad nauseum (ew!) due to all the striping and ends to work in, but not much seaming now since I worked the sleeves in the round. I will have to do seams for set-in sleeves. And a crochet edging I will have to learn how to do around neckline and bottom.