Instructor – Mary Pat McDonald
Experience Level – Intermediate
Class Description – Reverse your thinking on sleeves! Learn how to knit set-in sleeves from the top down and put away your tapestry needle. Cap-to-cuff sleeves require no sewing and are always the perfect length.
You will learn –
- Where to pick up stitches around the sweater armhole, and how many
- How to incorporate short rows and decreases to shape the sleeve cap
- How to use this technique with a standard sewn-in-sleeve pattern
- light-coloured DK weight yarn
- 4 mm (US6) needles for working in the round. One 40 cm/16” circular is the best bet for the class sample sleeve cap. Or bring double-points or circulars.
- four locking stitch markers
Homework – Optional*
*I will have machine-knit armholes available to borrow, or buy. There’s no homework if you use one.
Borrowers will return them after class so you won’t have your sample to take home.
Purchasers are asked to pay $4 and will take them home.
Otherwise, please make a sample armhole using light-colored, smooth, DK weight yarn, and 4 mm (US6) needles. You will find the instructions here.