Monday, 30 May 2011

Some Top Down Sleeves

If all you did was look at the pictures
You would think I did very little knitting.  Pictures don't tell the whole story.

This little sleeve was knit and reknit and reknit again.  I pulled about half of it out because the wrapped stitches were too tight and were pulling the fabric. Then I pulled it back because I it was too loose.  Then I knit it all the way, aplied the edging and tried it on.  Too tight. So I ripped back and redid once again.  And there may yet be one more reknit. 

There still is a couple of places where there is some unevenness, a sort of ripply look to the fabric.  It might be that my picked up stitches were too close together in that section.  Or not, but there is definitely something funky going on.  Sleeve 2 will tell the tale.  I paid much closer attention to the picked up stitches and if this one is better looking, sleeve one will be redone.  

About the only thing I know for sure, is that sleeve will not be any longer than you see here.  That little capped look used up much more yarn that I thought it would.  Much more yarn.

Though I did finish one sleeve, it was a frustrating day.  I found consolation.  
100% silk Rumple from Handmaiden and the Beaded Beauty Pattern from Holly Yeoh.  Sans beads.  Just a little something for my mom,  who will enjoy the silk even if she isn't sure she would wear a scarf rather than jewelery with her grey suit.

It might sound as if I am not enjoying the sleeve knitting.  Not so.  If I wasn't having fun, the top would be buried deep in the dark bottom of the WIP basket.  Sleeves from the top down make so much sense.

1 comment:

Brendaknits said...

I too would like to mast the art of top down sleeves. I think I'll peruse ravelry and see what info I can find.