|one arm’s almost done
but is it?
It’s really hard to tell exactly how long to make these sleeves. There’s so much stretch to this lacy stitch that the proportions already look whaky. So I decided to seam it up and try it on (you know how much I like try it on as you go).
I’m glad I did because I realized 2 things:
- I still need about 2 inches before the sleeve is the proper length to my underarm
- I don’t like the full length sleeves
So what am I going to do? Well, after a big internal battle of “Is it really that bad?, It’s black, you’ll wear it in the winter anyway, and Great, I’ll just unseam a little and be done with it!” I admitted to myself that the sleeve was not wide enough to look good when pulled further up my arm. The drop stitch pattern looks best when it’s only partly stretched.
I’ll keep knitting this shrug across my back and back down the other sleeve and use that to determine the length (I think it’ll be somewhere near that red line). Then when I’ve found the perfect length on that arm, I’ll take out my scissors and cut cut cut!
And even though it would have only been noticeable to
me the insanely picky a select few, both cuffs will now end the same exact way — with stitches being bound off.
Y’all can breathe a little easier now.