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Old 07-25-2007, 11:39 PM   #1
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Armhole shaping?
I'm making this pattern for my husband and I'm a bit confused. It says, "Mark beg and end of last row for beg of armholes. Work even following pattern until armholes measure 9(9 1/2-10 1/4-10 3/4-11 1/2)Ē for menís, end on WS. Bind off all sts. Measure in 5(6-7-8-9)Ē from each side of bound-off edge and mark for back neck."

Is there no armhole shaping? No decreases? No bindoffs? Nothing? I've made set-in sleeves before and there was always shaping! Am I missing something?
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Old 07-25-2007, 11:46 PM   #2
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It sounds like a drop shoulder sweater, not set in sleeves. The shoulders on the sleeves will be straight too; no shoulder cap to fit - yay!
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Old 07-26-2007, 12:34 AM   #3
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If you look at the schematic drawing, link on page upper right, it will show you finished dimensions, shape of each piece and garment.
Very useful tool to have.

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Thank you both SO MUCH for your help. The schematic made it perfectly clear. Don't know why I didn't see that before!

Obviously, I've never done a dropped shoulder before. Leave it to me to do the hard kind first!

So is it best to still leave the shoulder stitches live to do kitchner stitch to graft?
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Sure that would work fine.
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Old 07-28-2007, 03:05 AM   #6
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Dropped shoulders are my fav!

You make the "markings"...so that you know where to place each end of the sleeve edges (after the shoulder seams are done...and you are ready to seam the sleeves to the front/back edges.)
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Old 07-28-2007, 05:15 PM   #7
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Can I knit the sleeves in the round or must I knit them flat and then sew them on?
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Old 07-28-2007, 05:51 PM   #8
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Can I knit the sleeves in the round or must I knit them flat and then sew them on?
My best advice: follow the pattern directions to the "T".

Some patterns vary.

Some ask you to seam the shoulders and sides of the sweater...then seam the sleeve into the "hole". (My least favorite method)

Some ask you to seam the shoulders, then seam the sleeve onto the armhole edges...then seam up the side /turn the corner/and seam down the sleeve...in one continuous seaming. (My favorite method)

I never knit sleeves "in the round" on my own initiative just to avoid sleeve seaming.

But, ContiKnitter here at KH is brilliant at improvising his way around seaming anything by knitting in the round.

Ask him for his advice on that matter.

I am usually just a follower. I follow the pattern directions for the most part...and things turn out good.
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Old 07-28-2007, 10:54 PM   #9
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I've adapted sleeves to knit in the round for set in. Are Dropped sleeves THAT different?
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I've adapted sleeves to knit in the round for set in. Are Dropped sleeves THAT different?
YUP!
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