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Old 07-25-2006, 08:50 AM   #1
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Help with Sleeves, New Knitter
Hi, I am a very new knitter and this is my first project besides something square. It is a toddlers sweater and the sleeves are set into the shoulders. My problem is how to sew them in. I knit the front , then the back and then I had to join up the shoulder seams now I have to sew in the sleeves but the stitches are not going the same way. I'm confused as to what stitch to use to knit it up. Help me please.

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Old 07-25-2006, 09:09 AM   #2
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Seaming sleeves can be a bear, particularly at first!

Read this article and see if it helps!
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Old 07-25-2006, 10:29 AM   #3
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for the few sweaters I have made I turn the work inside out and sew the sleeves up that way. :thinking: now I have only been knitting 9 months so I don't knot if this a good way or not, but it works for me!!

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I still use mattress stitch, but I pick up a stitch from the shoulder and one from the sleeve. First, though, I attach the sleeve to the armhole by tying short pieces of yarn to the top, bottom and sides. Then I start seaming at the top, so if there's any adjustment needed, it's in the armpit.
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