Summer Sweater Knit Along: Silly Sleeves

Just when you think you are nearly done knitting a cardigan, you hit the sleeves. I say that as if I have knitted many a cardigan before, but to be honest this is the first time that I have knitted a cardigan for myself. I had knitted the body and to be honest really thought that I was on the home stretch! I seem to have been mistaken. A week on from my last post about this cardigan and I’m not sure I’m even half way down the first sleeve.

Lavender jacket in blue, in yellow - sleeve progress

I am knitting the sleeve in the round and am using the magic loop method. Whilst this is supposedly a simple method to use, it feels like there is too much cable in the way. I tried on a shorter cable and there just didn’t seem to be enough. I am pining for some double pointed needles. Feels like a bit of an extravagance to buy them just for the sleeves, so I shall be patient and just get on with it!

Lavender jacket in blue, in yellow - sleeve work in progress

Shannon at luvinthemommyhood, who is hosting this knit along also seems to be at a similar point to me. Good luck Shannon and everyone else out there knitting sleeves!

5 thoughts on “Summer Sweater Knit Along: Silly Sleeves

  1. A. Tipton

    Sleeves. Bah! I have tried three different ways with my current sleeves and I have to say, I’m happiest using two circular needles. No ladders, no excessive cords and it seems to be going by quickly (for sleeves knitting, that is….). xoxoxo

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  2. Laura Brown

    I have my sleeves still to do as well – I’m almost done with the body, up to the sleeves. I love how directions will tell you “in your preferred method”…as if you’ve knit a million sweaters! Good luck on the sleeves – they seem to take forever, but then before you know it, you’re done! 🙂

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