Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Advice Needed!

I posted this on my blog but what better place to ask then here!

Ok, here’s the deal. I’ve been working on the sleeves for the Tangled Yoke Cardigan for a few weeks and here’s what’s happening:

Here’s a closer look:

Waaaay to big for my liking. So here’s where I need my fellow knitters advice…

Should I frog the sleeves and start all over, and cast on fewer stitches? Or should I keep the sleeves I’ve knitted so far, but make them three-quarter sleeves instead? Here’s what they would look like on moi three-quarter length:

I know its a preference thing, but I’m a bit undecided…so persuade me!

15 comments:

Tamara said...

I like it as 3/4 sleeves. A lot.

beth02116 said...

I'd probably redo it- got to believe you picked the pattern because you liked the long sleeves, right??? hard decision! good luck.

String Bean said...

I would redo the sleeves. 3/4 sleeves are nice, but if you want to wear it when it's really chilly you'll have to knit yourself some matching armwarmers.

Cheryl said...

Also redo....it seems the sweater was meant to be a full sleeve, at least for me. I do like the 3/4 sleeve though maybe in a cotton linen yarn for the spring/summer. So many choices...

Robin said...

I vote for 3/4. The ribbing looks great in your 3/4 shot.

Love the color!

Ceylan said...

Thanks for all the responses!!

Hrmph. I guess I'll be a ripping! Even though I like the 3/4 sleeves, I DID originally decide to knit this because I wanted a warm cardigan. Crapola.

CanarySanctuary said...

I say 3/4 all the way.
They're better in the long run anyhow, imho. Full sleeves get in the way, get worn at the cuffs, you roll them up, they get stretched, etc...

An Abundance of Lisa said...

I would either rip back to the ribbing and do more aggressive decreasing or make the 3/4 length. I'm always opposed to full out frogging unless absolutely necessary.

Mona said...

I think it depends on how much you like the wool. If you're going to want to wear long-sleeved t-shirts under it because it bothers your skin, then you would want long sleeves to match. Also, how about a compromise of "bracelet sleeves" ie a little shorter? You might not have to rip quite as much that way.

Melisa said...

I ripped mine and made them MUCH narrower, but I did them top down so it wasn't so much of a problem. Going from cuff up, you'll have to either make the stitch count match at the yoke, or choose a differet size yoke, because your number of sleeve stitches will effect the number of yoke stitches.

I saw a photo of someone's that was 3/4 sleeve and it really looked great, but I don't know if it was done in the Rowan Tweed. (on Flickr I think) If it's scratchy enough to need a shirt under it, 3/4 might not be practical.

Ceylan said...

Thanks for all the advice guys! I'm using Knit Picks Swish DK, and its actually pretty soft, so I could wear it over a t-shirt. Plus, I live in Dallas, where its really cold only about 1-2 months out of the year. I'm still teetering back and forth on what to do. I'm leaning towards 3/4 sleeves, just because 1.) I don't have one so its not like I'll be making something I won't wear and 2.) There are tonz of cardigans already in my queue that I want to make. I'm making my decision this weekend!

Dotty said...

I don't like the 3/4 length. I think the sleeves should be full length.

Yarnfest said...

I am trying my sleeves again using a smaller size needle so that they knit up slightly smaller but i will have the same number of stitches to match with the yoke. I am going to use one of each size needle as I get near to the top of the sleeve and then change to 3.75mm to join the sleeves and the yoke.

Anne said...

I can't stand tight sleeves so I think they are fine the way they are!!

I plan to wear mine over another shirt so tha's how I want mine to be.

Ceylan said...

Just as an update, I decided to reknit the sleeves. :-) It took me a while to pick this project back up!