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Old 07-22-2013, 12:49 PM   #1
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?drop-down sleeve, how do I measure the arm length?
Hi, my first time posting here. I'm preparing to knit a sweater that has a drop-down sleeve. My question is, how do I measure for the arm length? Thank you.
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Old 07-22-2013, 04:14 PM   #2
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Hi. I'm not sure what you mean by drop-down sleeve. Can you link to your pattern or an image of it or give us its name and where you got it? I'm thinking you mean a drop shoulder but I'm not certain. When we ask for more info it's to be able to help you better.
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Old 07-22-2013, 05:13 PM   #3
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drop shoulder or sleeve -- I don't what it's called
Originally Posted by GrumpyGramma View Post
Hi. I'm not sure what you mean by drop-down sleeve. Can you link to your pattern or an image of it or give us its name and where you got it? I'm thinking you mean a drop shoulder but I'm not certain. When we ask for more info it's to be able to help you better.
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Here is a link that will show the kind of sleeve/shoulder I'm asking about. Actuallly, the pattern I'll use is Sirdar#5768, but I don't have a pic to link to.
http://us.deramores.com/boy-s-sweate...ran-tweed-2353
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Hi and welcome!
For drop sleeves, I knit the front and back and seam them together at the shoulders. Then I knit the collar which usually pulls in the opening left for the neck. Finally, I try it on so that I can see where the end of the shoulder will fall. I can then measure from that point to the wrist and get a better idea of the sleeve length.
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Originally Posted by salmonmac View Post
Hi and welcome!
For drop sleeves, I knit the front and back and seam them together at the shoulders. Then I knit the collar which usually pulls in the opening left for the neck. Finally, I try it on so that I can see where the end of the shoulder will fall. I can then measure from that point to the wrist and get a better idea of the sleeve length.
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Thank you. Yes, I see where your suggestion will work. Great!
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