Now that the front and neck bands are done, progress on my Shetland Sampler Cardigan has picked up.
The Siamese sleeves have been completed for awhile now. I sewed and cut them the same way I did the other checkerboard steeks.
I really liked the Siamese sleeve technique and will definitely do it again. I sewed the sleeve seams by hand with some extra Shetland yarn.
I was delighted (and relieved) that they fit the armholes perfectly.
Overall, I am very happy with the fit. The only problem was that the sleeves were a little too long. And this is before the cuffs are added.
The solution was simple however. Since I used the COWYAK technique for casting on, I simply adjusted where I picked up the stitches to start knitting the cuff. I used a circular needle to do this....
Then I pulled out the stitches in the row above the needle. If you look closely at the photo below, you can see the plastic part of the circular needle, with my stitches safely on it.
I used it much like a safety line.
To knit the cuff, I had to transfer the stitches to double pointed needles. It is in the same K2P2 as the rest of the ribbing.
So. One cuff down. One to go.
Posted 2 March 2009 at http://leighsfiberjournal.blogspot.com
A Contemplation on Knitting Sleeves
Ready to Start Those Sleeves
Starting The Sleeves
Siamese Sleeves Done!
Shetland Sampler Cardigan Complete!