Shaping the Sleeve

TulliaBegs2The bottom of the sweater has been knitted and I’m blocking it just to make sure the dimensions are correct- and they are.  Yay!  I decided to not give it any shaping.  It’s going to hit the low hip and has just a small garter stitch edge.  Very minimalist.

TulliaBegsThe sleeves are going to be wide with a matching garter stitch edge but with a bit of shaping.  Not a lot, just a little to give the impression of a bell-shaped sleeve.  I’m hoping that it will look nice and give it some style.  Since I’ve broken one of my size 5 needles, I’m substituting a 4 because it’s all I have.  I’m keeping the size 5 on the side where the stitches are formed.  Hopefully, this won’t throw off my gauge.  *keeping fingers crossed*

And, I’m thinking a collar would be nice.  I guess I’ll have to wait and see where the sweater takes me and to see how much yarn I have left when I get there.  Pockets and collar are potential additions.

I don’t know if it’s bad luck to name the sweater before it’s finished, but I came across an old English name that seemed fitting:  Tullia.  Let’s hope Tullia isn’t a bust!  🙂

21 thoughts on “Shaping the Sleeve

    • 🙂 New needles are on the way, I just forgot to select the 2-day shipping option so who knows how long they will take to get here. The website says up to 14 days!! I can’t wait that long! lol. And, I ordered them in metal this time.

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      • 🙂 If I lived nearer, I would take you up on that offer! lol. I do have an odd pair of size 5 circulars but they are rubbery and sticky… and I hate knitting with them. I need to work on my needle collection! It would come in handy at times like these! Where do you find your old needles?

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      • I am on a personal mission to “rescue” pretty plastic and metal needles from any charity shop I can find with them.

        The best needle find was on eBay.com, I bought a huge vintage boye needle stash for £20 from the US. I nearly wept with happiness when the box came.

        I’ll post some pictures tomorrow to show you!

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