View Poll Results: Do you knit both sleeves together or one at a time?
I make them one at a time (I hate all those stitches on the needle at once!) 13 40.63%
I make them both at the same time (I know they will both look the same if I do) 19 59.38%
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Old 12-30-2006, 11:57 AM   #1
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Do you make your sleeves one at a time or both together?
I was just wondering. I make both my sleeves at the same time. My mom always did it that way and I figure if I'm going to flub a row or miss an increase that I will do it the same on both sleeves. I know both my sleeves will come out the same.

What do y'all do?

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Old 12-30-2006, 12:13 PM   #2
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I usually knit them both at the same time, but not on the same needle. Makes them look the same, I knit a bit on the one and a bit on the other. They end up looking like then.
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Old 12-30-2006, 12:19 PM   #3
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I always knit them both at the same time, or I'd never make the second sleeve. I put a marker between them to remind myself to work the second sleeve rather than just turn and work back on the one.
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Old 12-30-2006, 06:54 PM   #4
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I make them one at a time because that's the only way I know how....



But I am still on my first project with sleeves, so perhaps I will learn a new technique for the next sweater.
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Old 12-30-2006, 07:21 PM   #5
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Always make them both at the same time, i hate counting and recounting. I do the same with socks and pant legs too.
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Old 12-30-2006, 09:57 PM   #6
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Originally Posted by Ingrid
I always knit them both at the same time, or I'd never make the second sleeve. I put a marker between them to remind myself to work the second sleeve rather than just turn and work back on the one.
That's how I do it too. Once I forgot to use the marker and got several inches ahead on one sleeve. I don't know where my head was that day.
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Old 12-30-2006, 11:09 PM   #7
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I knit both sleeves at the same time and also knit cardigan left and right front at the same time. I use a marker on one of the fronts to remind me to reverse the shaping.

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Old 12-30-2006, 11:29 PM   #8
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I knit them one at a time I like to knit them singularly because I do a lot o KIPing, and they're just more portible (and they all don't fit on the same needle)
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Old 12-31-2006, 01:30 AM   #9
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Holy smokes!! It never occurred to me to do them both at once. See, ya learn something new every day! Thanks!
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Old 12-31-2006, 04:59 AM   #10
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my mom told me it'd be easier to do both at the same time, and since she learned me how to knit, I followed her advice. I like to knit them at the same time, for I'll be sure they look the same.
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