8 To Go*


I’m past the armholes on the back now, so it should be smooth sailing!
While working on it last night I thought some of you might like to see how I do the armhole curves. I think I saw this first in EZ’s Knitting Without Tears. You see how my edges don’t do any of that stair-stepping? It makes the curves nicer and sewing it up far easier! Wanna see what I do? Here are a few pics for you too!
* inches left on the back

23 thoughts on “8 To Go*

  1. Wow – thank you for that slideshow! I wish I’d known that before – but I’m certainly glad to know it now.

  2. Thank you, thank you. I did know that trick a couple of years ago, but, oops, forgot it. I’m in the process of making my teen son a hoodie, and its going to be a bear to sew the hood to the stairstep neckline. Sooooo, next time I’ll use your tip. I guess I should also make myself a large note to put in my knitting journal.
    BTW do you have a friendly LYS? I get to Savannah about once a year.
    Deb from Baltimore

  3. Did you post once about how you make the pop-up window with images? I thought I remembered something like this, and searched to no avail…

  4. Thanks! I wish I’d known that last night when I was binding off a shoulder in CanLit class.
    Something weird is going on with your slideshow popups; when I click on the link the right slideshow opens in a new window, but if I right-click on the link and then click “open in new window”, it opens up your Kool Aid dyeing slideshow instead!

  5. Ooh, thanks! I have that book, but don’t remember reading that particular trick. This post is getting bookmarked in my How To folder!

  6. I may need to rip out my weekend warrior and redo the armholes now. I suspect that’s one reason why setting in the sleeves has been so challenging for me. Thanks for the tutorial.

  7. thanks so much for the tip – funny enough, i was working on a sweater and had stopped at the exact place you were working on because i didn’t like the way it was looking – now i am going to try your tip – thanks thanks thanks. any tips for making the shapping for a neckline on the back of a cardigan look good?

  8. Great slideshow – thanks. I have been trying out ways to get rid of those steps – now I can’t wait to get to that point in my next project!

  9. What great tips on the armhole, plus what lovely things you have knit. I found your blog through another blog (My Escape from the Boys). I will check in again.

  10. YAY!! Thanks for the slideshow, Jody – I really wanted to try that with my Dune but couldn’t find it in any of my books. Now I can do it. Thanks so much!

  11. Fabulous! I had been looking for this very technique! I did it years ago and couldn’t remember which book I got it from. Thanks so much for sharing and for posting such a great tutorial.

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