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Old 12-28-2006, 05:00 PM   #1
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How would add sleeves to this sleeveless sweater pattern?
Does anyone know how I would add sleeves to this sleeveless sweater pattern?
http://www.wrights.com/class/needlew...oursweater.htm
This is such a fun sweater for a newbie.
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Old 12-28-2006, 05:20 PM   #2
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You could pick up stitches around the armhole and knit down, decreasing every 5-6 rows.
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Old 12-28-2006, 05:25 PM   #3
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That's a cute sweater, Susie! It wouldn't take much to turn that into a cardigan, either (which is what I want to make for me).

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Old 12-28-2006, 05:34 PM   #4
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Originally Posted by Ingrid
You could pick up stitches around the armhole and knit down, decreasing every 5-6 rows.
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I think I know what you mean by pick up the stitches. The pattern says to sew up the sides 12 inches and you are suppose to have the total length 19" I want it longer so I plan to go 22". How do I know if I have the arm hole big enough? So I would sew it up the extra four and try it on and check?
Do I decreasing one stitch on each side every 5 or 6 rows????
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Old 12-28-2006, 05:36 PM   #5
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Originally Posted by brownishcoat
That's a cute sweater, Susie! It wouldn't take much to turn that into a cardigan, either (which is what I want to make for me).
I thought it was pretty cute too.
Maybe I will just leave this one as is and do another and add sleeves. I think this one is going to be VERY form fitting so I think I want to make the next a size up.
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Old 12-28-2006, 07:38 PM   #6
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Originally Posted by susies1955
Originally Posted by Ingrid
You could pick up stitches around the armhole and knit down, decreasing every 5-6 rows.
Ingrid,
I think I know what you mean by pick up the stitches. The pattern says to sew up the sides 12 inches and you are suppose to have the total length 19" I want it longer so I plan to go 22". How do I know if I have the arm hole big enough? So I would sew it up the extra four and try it on and check?
Do I decreasing one stitch on each side every 5 or 6 rows????
Thanks,
Susie
You wouldn't have to decrease, the ribbing pulls in some. As for making it longer, you'd leave the top 7-8" unsewn for armholes. I'd go with a larger measurement unless you're a really small person. The armholes on a sleeveless top are usually a bit smaller than on a sweater.

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Old 12-28-2006, 08:15 PM   #7
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Sue,
I've already made the front of the sweater. I'm not tiny by any means but small.
I think I will finish this one and leave it as the pattern says except for making it longer and I think I will make another in the next size and add sleeves.
Thanks for your help. I'll be sure to remember what you said about 7 to 8"s,
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