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Old 11-20-2012, 08:54 PM   #24
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Originally Posted by ArtLady1981 View Post
Sometimes it pays to start with the sleeves when you're unsure of your tension even after swatching a lot. Do BOTH SLEEVES before the body. With the sleeves...work up to the armholes on each BEFORE knitting the sleeve caps. By the time you've knit both sleeves from cuff to armpits, you'll have a good handle on your tensioning. Then do the sleeve caps. Then knit your body pieces.
That's a great idea and I'm definitely going to do that with Kaari! I've been dreading starting with the back piece. Hopefully I will have it finished before spring semester. I'm sure I'll be posting about all the problems I run into with it.
I hope it looks half as good as your cardi!
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