design, sweaters

Set In Sleeve Success

TulliaArm2It’s hard to get great photos when you are taking them of yourself in the bathroom mirror, but hopefully the picture is clear enough to see the detail of the sleeve.  I decreased just about every row all the way up to the shoulder cap.

I did stop working the sweater as one piece when I hit the shoulder caps and then worked each front and the back separately.  Short rows were used for the shoulder shaping then three-needle bind off was used for the shoulder seam.  Lastly, I sewed the shoulder cap to the shoulder and grafted the underarm seam.

I was able to work the sweater yoke mostly as one piece. The only seams are where the shoulder caps are sewn down and where the shoulders were bound off together- which gives the sweater a little structure.TulliaArm

While I really like the raglan sleeve, I also like the set-in look from time to time.  I think I’m going to keep this new method in my tool box for future use.

Next up is the button band and collar.  I’m thinking a shawl collar, which I’ve never done before so it will be another educational knitting attempt.  🙂  And, I’m rethinking the after-thought pockets.  So far, the sweater is light and airy and pockets may weigh it down too much.  We’ll have to wait and see.


22 thoughts on “Set In Sleeve Success”

  1. PS – I support your idea of leaving out the pockets. It will interrupt the flow of the lace and the pocket lining will be visible behind the lace. So beautiful as is!


  2. I’ve been following you on this project and have to admit was not crazy about the stitch pattern you choose during the gauge stage. OMG look at it now. I love the look! This will become a great office sweater. Also, I am learning so much from you. Persistence, excellent work, and bold for sharing with the community. FO straight ahead. Can’t wait.


    1. Thanks you so much for your comment! I really appreciate it! I sometimes wonder if I include WAY too much detail about my projects… and it’s really nice to know that my ramblings about the knitty-gritty intricacies of knitting are interesting to other knitters! 🙂


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