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Old 03-22-2006, 12:03 AM   #1
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Time to join sleeves! Wanna help?
So I'm at the "join sleeves" part of knitty.com's Shimmer Shrug and I'm.....not sure what to do. What does it mean to "knit stitches from first sleeve"?

I've got the sleeves on scrap yarn which i guess makes the stitches "live." But what yarn is my working yarn? The yarn that's attached and whatnot to my backpiece?

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Old 03-22-2006, 08:46 AM   #2
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I'm not sure where your working yarn is now, but basically you'll work 8 stitches from an edge, then knit across the stitches of one sleeve, knit across the back and then the other sleeve and finish up with 8 stitches.

You'll have to put your sleeves back on a needle for this.
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Ahhh....I think I see. I thought it would be a little difficult to knit something off of scrap yarn.

When I knit the sleeves and put them on scrap yarn, I wasn't sure what I was supposed to do with the working yarn. Since the stitches weren't bound off I was afraid to cut the yarn, so each sleeve is still attached to a separate skein of yarn. Do I keep them that way and knit that as the working yarn? Or do I cut them off the skein and use the working yarn from the back section as the working yarn throughout?

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I would cut any yarn except for the one you're going to use to knit all the pieces together--and you may have to just start a new one for that, depending on where the strands are.
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So I got my sleeves knitted on and even weaved in my ends with Amy's nifty little trick. Yay!

But...(yeah you knew that was coming, right?) I kinda am thinking that I knitted the sleeves on backwards or something. It looks like what should be the armhole is hanging off the wrong side of the fabric. Boo!

Hmm....oh well, at least I know how to frog without destroying things now!
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