Sunday, July 25, 2010

Set-In Sleeve Angst

Well, I’ve woven in all the ends for the Set-In Sleeve In-the-Round sweater, but I’ve come across an issue. It appears that all along the armhole “seams,” where I decreased on the sleeves, I have ugly gaps. I’m not sure if this is due to the fact that I decreased right at the marker or because the Shadow Cable pattern does have a tendency to pull in at the twist. Either way, it has completely defeated the whole purpose of a Set-In Sleeve In-the-Round sweater, which is--you’re not supposed to have to SEW THE SLEEVES! I had to take a length of yarn and weave it through the entire arm socket for each sleeve, to close up all the holes. I suppose the only saving grace is that I didn’t have to actually set the sleeves into the arm holes, which is always the 7th circle of hell.

Next up will be the collar. Usually, I’m not wild about doing row upon row of ribbing, but after the aforementioned little adventure the collar is going to seem like nothing.

1 comment:

  1. Uggghhh, God love your heart! I have yet to make a sweater. I am way to knit/crochet ADD...I need quick gratification.

    Good luck!
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    (¸..•´ .•´ ¸¸.•¨¯`-: † :- Anita