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Old 03-24-2009, 08:16 PM   #2
Knitting the Flap
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I just did this a few days ago with a crop top I am making.

I added 20% more stitches under the arm and put my sleeves on some yarn to hold them for later.
(The 20% was what fit the measurements I was using.)
I then knit to the length I wanted and decreased on both sides as I went.
After the body was finished, I put the sleeves back on my needles and picked up the extra stitches under the arm. I pick up though both loops of the chain.
I am decreasing on the underside of the arm as I work toward the elbow.

I promised my DH a gnome for his desk. He decided to put me on a deadline so I am knitting up his little guy instead of my sleeves.

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