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Old 02-01-2006, 11:57 PM   #1
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bell sleeves on sweater...
Ok, so I'm feeling ambitious and brave and I'm taking a Knitting Pure and Simple v-neck sweater pattern and I'm adapting it to fit my tastes. I'm into the free-flowingness of a bell sleeve right now and, in premise, it seems simple enough: increase evenly until you get the billowy effect you want, right? I'm thinking of following the basic pattern up to about the elbow, then working my increases until I get that nice bell.

So, question: anyone know how many increases/rows it would take to make your standard average bell? I'm not talking anything wonky large like those from the 70s; I just want a modest bell sleeve like this: http://www.knitpowerstopeace.blogspot.com/

Also, just in case my ambition falls flat on its arse, does anyone know of a free pattern that actually shows me how to make bell sleeves?

Thanks, guys!
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Old 02-02-2006, 01:04 AM   #2
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This pattern has really slight bell sleeves, not as much flare as the ones in the blog you linked, but of course it's a pattern so it gives you an idea of how many rows to increase/decrease (depends if you're working top down, or bottom up).

http://www.straw.com/cpy/patterns/me...-pullover.html
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I'm working top down in the round and this pattern looks great! I think with a little modification, this was just the guidance I needed. Thanks so much, knitqueen!
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Old 02-02-2006, 01:54 AM   #4
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