View Full Version : Turning a vest pattern into a long-sleeved sweater

11-01-2006, 03:47 AM
I have been searching the web for a v-neck sweater pattern at beginner's level, and I can't find one that I like or think I can knit at this point. I did,however, find this simple v-neck vest that is perfect for the body of the sweater:


My question: how easy (or should I say hard) would it be to turn this into a long-sleeved sweater? I assume I could find another pattern where I liked the sleeves - but how to match them up? Trial and error? By counting stitches? Simply by measuring?

I probably shouldn't be attempting something like this yet, but I really would like to try a sweater, particularly since I'll be seeing my mom over Christmas and she can teach me all about seams (assuming I'm done by then) - she's an experienced knitter who I unfortunately only see about twice a year because she lives so far away...so she can't help me too much right now!

11-01-2006, 08:54 AM
I bet you could make the vest as is and then pick up stitches around the armholes and knit them down, in the round. You'd have no sleeve or shoulder seams then, and the sleeve would automatically fit into the armhole.

You'd have to decrease on the way down, probably every 4-5 rows, depending on the starting circumference and the wrist size.

11-01-2006, 12:58 PM
Here's (http://www.berroco.com/exclusives/tammy/tammy.html)a seamed v-neck pullover with sleeves that looks sort of similar. You could make the body a little shorter since it's longer than the one you like.

11-02-2006, 10:07 AM
Strange, I answered this thread already, but it has disappeared....very odd!

Anyway, THANKS for your help! And it was very nice that you searched for that pattern for me! I think I'm going to try to combine the two. :??