Saturday, March 1, 2008

Sleeve length question

Hi all! I'm finally starting on my TYC after staring enviously at everyone's finished products here. I started with the sleeves and have a construction question pertaining to length-- since I've never done a yoke-style sweater before.

The length of the sleeve I have finished (unattached to the body) is at approx 18". Now, if I put that on my arm on it's own, how far up into my armpit should that reach? i.e., how much additional length will the sleeve gain once I start attaching it to the body? Because if I pull the sleeve up to my armpit or thereabouts, the sleeve is probably .75" above where I would like it to hit on my wrist.

Thanks in advance for the help!


Dotty said...

I hate to say this - but it depends. What you really need to do is knit the body to the point where you attach the sleeves. Then you will have a much better idea as too how long the sleeves are. If the sleeves are too short, you can still knit them longer before joining them to the body.

LifexHistory said...

Thanks! If that's my best bet, then that's what I'll do. I can't believe how fast this sweater is going-- a sleeve finished and I'm 3/4 of the way through the ribbing on the body... I'm so excited-- I'm going to have my very first cardi made by me!!! :)

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