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Old 11-07-2006, 06:56 AM   #1
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"Dumb" newbie sleeve question
I'm braving my first sweater - a very simple one.

I just started, so I'm not even near starting the sleeves yet...but I have a sleeve question anyway. And probably a really dumb one. What exactly is a sleeve cap? Just the part that ends up on top of the shoulder?

I'm sure I'll have lots of questions in the next couple of days while I'm working on this project!
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Old 11-07-2006, 08:05 AM   #2
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I think you're right. And another answer is....the type of sleeves women my age avoid at all costs, lol.
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Old 11-07-2006, 08:37 AM   #3
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I think using the phrase 'sleeve cap' is a bit misleading - I always imagine the peak of a baseball cap jutting out around the shoulders.

I too, - think that it means just the the top of the sleeve and you come across it as you're making up the garment - i.e. pinning the sleeves into the armhole.

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Old 11-07-2006, 08:49 AM   #4
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Thanks for the answers. I also find the term misleading, because the sleeves on this pattern aren't in any way shaped:

http://www.berroco.com/exclusives/doreen/doreen.html

I have the feeling that this will be easy for me to knit up, but hard for me to seam together...because I don't understand the instructions on how to fit the sleeves to the sweater at all! Hopefully it'll be obvious once I'm there with all the parts. And if not, I'll have to call in the heavy artillery (aka sending it my mother to have her do it for me).
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Old 11-07-2006, 09:30 AM   #5
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I'm clueless as to why they want you to mark that row for the sleeve cap. It appears to be straight across the top, so seaming should be pretty simple (even simpler if you get your mother to do it )

You bind off under the armholes on the body, so that 1 1/2 inches that you marked match up to the armhole bind-offs. I think it would be obvious without marking them, but maybe it's a case of too much information.
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Old 11-07-2006, 10:07 AM   #6
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You just explained the part of the sleeve finishing that I didn't understand! Thank you!
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Old 11-07-2006, 11:07 AM   #7
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Some sleeves have caps, which is a narrower part across the top to fit into the decs done on the fronts and backs, and others don't. I avoid patterns with them.

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