Thursday, April 07, 2005

So, what if I want longer sleeves......

Okay, so I am onto the second skein and started thinking that I want the sleeves a bit longer. So, I was thinking I could just make a longer ribbed section on the sleeves and echo the same at the bottom torso band. But, can I just keep doing the YO increases? Would that yield a longer sleeve or would that just make the sleeves wider? Being a newbie and this is my first sweater, I have to defer to others for help.


Blogger Ashley said...

i had the same thought. i wouldn't keep doing the YO's, because this will make the sleeve wider. what i'd do is work in SS for a couple inches flat (after you're done with the YO's and you've transferred the sts to the smaller needle), then work the rib pattern in the CC for the cuff. does this sound right to anyone, or am i thinking about it the wrong way?

10:41 AM  
Blogger wittyknits said...

I'm going to agree with Ashley. The other thing that would happen if you continued the YOs, and didn't separate the sleeves from the body at that point would be that the sweater would be too long from the armpit to shoulder, so you'd have some serious fit problems. I'd continue as written in the pattern, and then just add your length before you do the sleeve ribbing, but don't switch to the smaller needle until you're doing the ribbing itself, of you'll have a pucker there.

1:52 PM  
Blogger D said...

I think I agree with your interpretation also. I have a bit moreto do and I'll post later on the weekend.

2:20 PM  

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