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Old 08-13-2007, 03:23 AM   #1
Ribbing the Cuff
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Do these sleeve instructions seem odd?
I am making a child's drop sleeve pull-over sweater in a size 6. The front and back are both 69 stitches across. The sleeves at the wrist start out at 37 stitches and once you pass the cuffs you are to increase every 4 rows until you end with 72 stitches and then you are to work even.

Is it just me or does that seem awfully wide for the sleeves to end up? It is wider than the body of the sweater is across! Anyone encounter a pattern like this where the sleeves turn out so wide at the top? Seems most adult sweaters I have seen there is not nearly so much increasing between the wrist and the shoulder.

Thanks! :-)

eta - while we are on it, these sleeves also call for you to increase 5 stitches evenly across on the last row of the ribbing of the cuffs. I did this and it looks OK but isn't THAT a little odd, too? Anyone else work a sweater where they have you increase while still in the ribbing? What is the best way to do this? I just knit into the front and back of 5 of the knit stitches. (I am using a different method for the increases in the rest of the sleeve)
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