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Old 05-11-2008, 11:50 AM   #1
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Help with pattern...creating a sleeve 'roll'

Im knitting newbie (since Feb) and Im trying to complete the Nob Hill pattern on

Im doing ok with it until the part with creating the sleeves where it says:

"Fold sleeve in half towards RS, forming a sleeve ‘roll’ with WS facing. Use crochet hook to pull each live st, one at a time, through from RS to WS, pulling each st through selvedge in the same space in which it was originally picked-up. Being careful not to drop, place each st on smaller needle as it is pulled through. When all sts have been pulled through to WS and sleeve ‘roll’ has been closed, use larger needle to BO all sts."

Could anyone point me in the direction of what this is actually telling me to do or if there is a name to this techinique so I can try and find a video of it?

Thanks in adavnce,
Lynn x
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Old 05-11-2008, 12:29 PM   #2
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Hi Lynn,

I went and read the pattern and studied that and the picture. At first I didn't get it at all, but I think the light bulb finally came on. The sleeve section is the part that is done with the different dye lot, so it the CC. When you have completed the 13 rows of the sleeve you are ready to form the sleeve "roll", which just means the CC band formed by turning the sleeve back on itself (folding it) so that the reverse side shows as in the picture. That sleeve part will be a double thickness when you are done. The shrug will be facing you with the right side up, but the sleeve after being folded will be lying with the reverse st st side up (WS). You will positon the stitches on the needle right over the line of stitches that you picked up to form the sleeve in the first place. Then one at a time take the live stitches off the needle and pull the loop of the stitch through right where you picked up that stitch (lay the sleeve right back on itself) to the inside of the shrug. When you get the loop to the back side put it on a knitting needle so the stitch won't get lost. Then keep pulling the loops on the needle one at a time through to the inside of the shrugh until you have all of the stitch loops now on the needle on the inside of the shrug. Then use a larger needle to bind off the stitches there on the inside of the shrug.

I have never seen this done, but what she is doing is folding the sleeve (which is just sort of a border) back on itself, so that it is double thick. Then instead of binding off the edge of the sleeve and sewing it down she just pulls the loops of the stitches through to the inside and binds them off there. This successfully finishes the sleeve on the outside and binds off all at once.

A person could finish the sleeve by binding off and folding it back on itself and sewing it down, but this is just a different way to accomplish the same thing. Seems pretty clever and not that hard to do once you figure out what she means. I hope this helps. Ask for more clarification if I didn't explain it well enough, because I really think I get it. LOL
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Old 05-11-2008, 01:37 PM   #3
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I've done sleeve rolls before, in the 'traditional' way with BOs, but love this option and wish I'd known about it when I did a cardi last year. The sleeves on my project were too long so I snipped back and redid them giving me the live sts as I worked back down, thus, this would've been a better finish for the look I was going for.

Thanks, Merigold, for the detailed explanation.

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I think I get it now, I will give it a go and see how I get on!!

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