Friday, May 23, 2008

Shetland Sleeve Update

By Leigh

Due to Life getting in the way, there hasn't been any weaving or spinning going on for about a week now. I have been knitting however. Here is how my Shetland Sampler Cardigan sleeves look now:

You can see the checkerboard steek up the center of the sleeve.Less than two weeks ago I posted about just getting started on them, so this is a lot of progress for me! This is 92 rows worth and it measures 12.5 inches, so I'm roughly 2/3 of the way done.

If you're just dropping by for the first time, there are actually two sleeves here, as I'm using Lucy Neatby's Siamese Sleeves method. If you look closely, you can see the two stitch markers on the circular needle at the top of the photo. These are marking one of the two 6-stitch steeks which separate the sleeves. The increases on either side of it help create the odd looking pattern.

The cuffs will be added after the sleeves are cut apart and seamed.

I'm such a slow knitter that it never occurred to me that I might actually finish this thing this summer. I will definitely set it aside when the weather gets too hot to have a wool sweater in my lap. But so far our weather is very fine so who knows, I may have it done before you (and I) know it!

Posted 23 May 2008 at

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Siamese Sleeves Done!
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Anonymous said...

It looks great. Being a slow knitter myself, you seem to be going a break-neck speed.

bspinner said...

Great!!! You're moving along much faster than I would be especially since your knitting Fair Isle.


I think your going at a great clip. Although I have to tell you every time I see the sweater pics I brace myself cause I think your gonna post about cutting them LOL..

Love the way it looks!!

Tina T-P said...

Oh wow, this is so cool - I am very excited at having just a little bit of contribution to your sweater - it's like all of us are giving you a hug every time you wear it :-) T.

Sue said...

So beautiful!

Wool Enough said...

Wow! That's a lot of knitting. So if you've knit 2/3 of two sleeves, you've actually finished a sleeve and a third (mathematically speaking). Might well be all done before the weather gets hot.

Dorothy said...

I'm impressed with your progress, you're obviously motivated to get the sleeves knitted and see how the technique works.

I love the way the natural colours work in the pattern.

Mim said...

You do wonderful work and I'm thinking your fast! Gee's I'm still working on getting a hat started would never even attempt to do a sweater.

Maggie said...

I was just about to post a question asking why you are steeking sleeves when I followed the Siamese Sleeves! Great idea and your sleeves look fabulous. I thought the sleeves looked huge and now I know why. :) Beautiful work.

Sharon said...

Stunning! Spectacular!! Great progress - it must be fun and rewarding to knit with that kind of progress.

Anonymous said...

It's so great to see the sleeves in progress. How are you liking the method? I'm thinking that you do, as you are moving along fast, lady! Lovely work as always.

Re: your comment on my last blog post about doubleweave, I really do think that I can be happy exploring it for the rest of my life. It can go from simple and elegant, to colonial, to avant guarde, to comfy to who knows where. But then again, I think that any weave structure has that potential. I love it when a weaver gets on a roll with one structure and really delves into it.

Here's to another week filled with fiber!


Cathy said...

How great to see the progress. Makes me ashamed for not starting mine (LOL ... not very).