Wednesday, April 05, 2006

Should I be afraid if...


... the model in the picture has rolled her sleeves up about six times?

(Sorry, this is the clearest picture I can find at the moment. Martin Storey Garter-Rib Sweater, Classic Knits for Real Women, All Seasons Cotton)

I've finished the increases on every fourth row on both sleeves simultaneously. I'm wondering if I should do the remaining incs on every sixth row as per pattern, or more frequently to get to the correct stitch count with less length. I need a certain stitch count for the raglan shaping.

The schematic is only helpful up to a point, I think the 'problem' is that although the sleeve length shown (45cm) is not bad, because it's a baggy jumper, your 45cm is not starting close to your torso, but on the fabric of the roomy body of the jumper.

Any thoughts gratefully considered....

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Do you have a similar baggy jumper (not necessarily hand-knitted) or fleece you could measure and see if 45cm is suitable? Sonja x

Midsummer night's knitter said...

Yep, that's waht I do - U have a 'standarad measure' now, and I do nearly all my sleeves that length. I just don't like the funky gibbon look, personally....
India
ps - cya tomorrow ;0)

Midsummer night's knitter said...

Good grief, my typing was even worse than usual...anyway, Mr INdia will be running a taxi service if you are with us to the bitter end ....