Thursday, January 18, 2007

All Sleeves Should Have 63 Stitches

There would be no Sleeve Island if they were all like this.

Here's my Eiffel sleeve - coming along pretty quickly! Even when you finish all the increases, you still have only 63 stitches, so it's more like knitting a sock, and knits up faster than most sleeves.

Thank goodness. Sleeves..... ;o(

I did get a little confused working the increases into the lace pattern. I really didn't have a good plan for how to do that. I thought about sitting and trying to figure and write it all out, but I just went for it. I should have at least taken notes so that I can do the same for the 2nd sleeve. It's kind of making me twitch, just a little. Oh well - no one should be looking that close at my underarm anyway, right?

20 Comments:

At 8:52 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sleeves! Did you have to mention sleeves? And trying it on as you go... what a concept. Hmmm... I'll have to keep this in mind. I can't wait to see your finished Eiffel! I have some Allhemp in my stash just waiting to see your finished sweater! Meanwhile, I will be RE-knitting sleeves. :)

 
At 8:53 AM, Blogger mary said...

Your knitting never fails to interest and impress me. It looks great. I might just have to try this pattern some day, maybe using my Plymouth Royal Bamboo I have in my stash. It has great drape; is Eiffel supposed to be drapey? I couldn't tell from the pattern.

 
At 8:54 AM, Anonymous Robin said...

Thanks for the hint - I will try to come up with a plan for my Eiffel sleeves. I've got about one more inch to go on the body and then will be starting those.

 
At 9:19 AM, Blogger Rubys & Purls said...

I agree, once you figure out exactly how you are going to work out all the increases things start moving pretty quickly, but until then - ugh!
I ripped out twice while trying to get the increases correct and then decided the whole sleeve was too loose so I ripped out again! Now on my fourth attempt, I am just about finished! Yeah! Then onto the next one. Yippee!

 
At 10:51 AM, Anonymous heather said...

oooooh, it's gonna be great!

 
At 11:16 AM, Blogger miss88keys said...

I just love following along with you in your knitting adventures. I already have Starsky in my "to do" list & I'm afraid once I see your finished Eiffel, I'll have to add that too... oh no!

 
At 12:21 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I like the color of yours than the original pictured in Knitty. Which yarn are you knitting this with? I wish I could wear this style like you can. Really pretty ... but wouldn't be on me. boohoo

 
At 1:12 PM, Anonymous LC said...

Heh. Now you KNOW I'm gonna check out your armpits when I see you wearing that sweater!

bawhawhawhaw!

 
At 5:12 PM, Blogger opportunityknits said...

Hee hee, they would have to be looking at both underarms at the same time!

 
At 6:20 PM, Blogger Abigail 1870 pearl said...

Only a knitter would want to look at your sleeves:D S

They look great! Purple is an excellent color for you.

 
At 7:34 PM, Blogger Stephanie said...

I guess its too late to knit 2 sleeves at once. 63 stitches sounds awesome though. The sleeve is very pretty.

 
At 7:35 PM, Blogger Shelley said...

It's coming along nicely Lynda! You're doing a great job, and I can't wait to see it in its full completion!

 
At 8:39 PM, Blogger Theresa said...

No one who's that close should ever be criticizing!

 
At 10:47 AM, Blogger Jennifer said...

I've been waffling on whether or not I want to knit Eiffel. What a pretty sleeve! It's giving me more to think about.

 
At 4:13 AM, Anonymous le chat qui coud said...

lovely.... and the color are gorgeous!

 
At 2:21 PM, Blogger mrspao said...

Your Eiffel is so beautiful! I can't wait to see the finished sweater. That is such a beautiful colour.

 
At 8:27 PM, Anonymous Dana said...

How exciting! I have been stuck on sleeve island for quite some time now...

 
At 7:41 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pretty sleeve! I'm on my second FLAK sleeve, and it is taking FOREVER!!! Truth is, it only seems that way bcause I am ready to move on to the body :~)

 
At 8:50 AM, Anonymous JessaLu said...

I completely agree on the sleeves ;o)

The one you have completed looks awesome!

 
At 10:53 AM, Anonymous gina L said...

Such pretty sleeves! I too am anxious to see Eiffel all finished.

 

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