Saturday 02/22/2014, 8:30 am - 11:30 am
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Take it From the Top: Short-row, Set-in Sleeve Cap with Patty Lyons
We all know the hardest part about a set in sleeve is setting it in! A traditional set in sleeve is knit from the bottom up and then you sew the sleeve cap into place. If your sleeve cap isn’t perfect, your sleeve doesn’t fit. Learn how to create a sleeve cap from the top with no seaming required! We will learn how to create this little piece of short row magic by knitting a mini version and then we will finish the class by going over how to convert an existing pattern into a top down, short row set in sleeve.
#4 (worsted) or #5 (chunky) weight yarn (the same as you used to make armholes, small amount of smooth contrasting #3 (dk) weight yarn; 5-6.5mm/US 8-10.5 (appropriate to the yarn in the swatch) 16" circular needle or 40" if you know how to do magic loop; paper, pen, calculator, locking stitch markers
Sharp scissors, notebook, pen or pencil with an eraser, stitch markers, blunt tapestry needles (large and small), flexible tape measure, small calculator, and needles & crochet hooks of various sizes.
Knit two 'armholes.'
Swatches 1: CO 15 Row 1 (WS) Purl. Row 2 (RS) Knit. Row 3 Purl. Row 4 (RS) Bind off 6 sts, work in knit to end of row (9 sts). Row 5 Purl. Row 6 K1, k2tog, knit to end of row (8 sts). Row 7 & all WS rows Purl. Repeat last two rows three more times (5 sts). Work straight until armhole measures 4½ inches. Leave last 5 stitches on holder (for three needle BO)
Swatch 2: CO 15
Row 1 (RS) Knit. Row 2 (RS) Purl. Row 3 Knit. Row 4 (WS) Bind off 6 sts, purl to end of row (9 sts)
Row 5 Knit to last three stitches, ssk, k1 (8 sts)
Row 6 & all WS rows Purl.
Repeat last two rows three more times (5 sts)
Work straight until armhole measures 4 ½”
Three needle bind of two “shoulders” together