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April 12, 2006

From Susan — Too long or too short??

Filed under: Updates — lv2knit @ 12:53 pm

What am I talking about?  Sleeves, of course!  There is no easy way to predict how long to make the sleeves on a sweater.  I have formulas and theories and 4 decades of experience — but, there is a 50-50 chance that the sleeves will end up the wrong length.  It is because each sweater is different: the fit, the hang, where the armholes land, etc.  I have finally accepted it.  I am mentally prepared to knit the entire sleeve, baste the sweater together, and undo it all to rip back the sleeve cap and correct the fit. 

It is looking like I will have enough yarn to finish long sleeves on my Summer Tweed.  Yippee!  I’ll be finished with Sleeve #1 today, Sleeve #2 by Saturday, and should be sewing the thing together this weekend.  And, alas, probably re-sewing it together AGAIN next Monday or Tuesday.  It’s worth it, though, or it just wouldn’t be fun to wear.

I’ll post some pics in the next couple of days.

I have done a bit more on Ballerina, but I’m mostly focusing on my Summer Tweed, so I can get it done and start wearing it.

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