Wednesday, July 06, 2005

Concerned about sleeve length

Hi, I was just wondering - what point on your arm should the sleeve reach/how long should it be before you start the shaping? I'm concerned because my yarn isn't as thick as I had hoped and I don't know if it came out to the right proportions, and I'd rather add rows before the shaping than have to pick up stitches later.

Thanks!

3 Comments:

Blogger goodkarma said...

You're asking about underarm shaping, right? The sleeve measurement is generally from your underarm to your wrist. You should measure the sleeve of a beloved sweater and continue knitting until you reach that length. Then start binding off/decreasing for the top of the sleeve.

... I think that's what you're asking... :)

9:18 AM

 
Blogger Kim said...

The way the sweater is designed, the sleeve should reach right to the end of your wrist.. but not onto your hand.

I don't like sleeves like this so I lengthened mine quite a bit.. now whenever someone sees my cardi (When I'm not wearing it) they say "The sleeves look SO LONG!" but I like em that way : )

9:18 AM

 
Blogger danserz said...

I knit the sleeves a couple of inches longer than they were suppossed to be, too. I like them a little long, esp since they are so fitted. I knit my sleeves in the round, so I could keep trying them on as I knit. I continued straignt until I reached pretty close to my armpit. Then I bound off for the armhole, and began the raglan shaping.

9:03 AM

 

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