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tiniestmonkey
« on: July 11, 2007 09:50:03 AM »

Hi everyone...
I have been trying to knit "Louise" from the Rowan Denim People book using the Rowan Denim yarn it calls for.  I finished the front pieces and the back with no problem.  Now I am on to the sleeves--even though I am knitting at gauge, they look ludicrously long, longer than the 10% shrinkage seems like it could fix.  Of course there are no pre-washing measurements for the pattern, so I can't tell what I'm supposed to be aiming for really.  Rowan's website doesn't really have anything to help, and as far as I can tell from various googlings, there aren't any bloggers who have tried to knit this pattern and talked about it.  Does anyone have any ideas?  I don't want to waste all of this yarn on something that looks ridiculous, especially since the yarn was a gift from my bf!  Thanks!!!
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cranberry
« Reply #1 on: July 11, 2007 02:29:10 PM »

Hi everyone...
I have been trying to knit "Louise" from the Rowan Denim People book using the Rowan Denim yarn it calls for.  I finished the front pieces and the back with no problem.  Now I am on to the sleeves--even though I am knitting at gauge, they look ludicrously long, longer than the 10% shrinkage seems like it could fix.  Of course there are no pre-washing measurements for the pattern, so I can't tell what I'm supposed to be aiming for really.  Rowan's website doesn't really have anything to help, and as far as I can tell from various googlings, there aren't any bloggers who have tried to knit this pattern and talked about it.  Does anyone have any ideas?  I don't want to waste all of this yarn on something that looks ridiculous, especially since the yarn was a gift from my bf!  Thanks!!!

Don't they normally have schematics with the diagrams? They should do. Also, if it's an inset sleeve you have to take into consideration the shoulder and the upperarm measurements which is like, another four inches or so. Perhaps that's why the sleeves may seem so long.

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tiniestmonkey
« Reply #2 on: July 11, 2007 02:37:51 PM »

Hi everyone...
I have been trying to knit "Louise" from the Rowan Denim People book using the Rowan Denim yarn it calls for.  I finished the front pieces and the back with no problem.  Now I am on to the sleeves--even though I am knitting at gauge, they look ludicrously long, longer than the 10% shrinkage seems like it could fix.  Of course there are no pre-washing measurements for the pattern, so I can't tell what I'm supposed to be aiming for really.  Rowan's website doesn't really have anything to help, and as far as I can tell from various googlings, there aren't any bloggers who have tried to knit this pattern and talked about it.  Does anyone have any ideas?  I don't want to waste all of this yarn on something that looks ridiculous, especially since the yarn was a gift from my bf!  Thanks!!!

Don't they normally have schematics with the diagrams? They should do. Also, if it's an inset sleeve you have to take into consideration the shoulder and the upperarm measurements which is like, another four inches or so. Perhaps that's why the sleeves may seem so long.



The reason I was so confused is that there is a schematic for what the measurements are supposed to be after the sweater shrinks, but not before!  But I think you've solved it Cranberry!  It does have set-in sleeves!  I've never done them before, so I had no idea they would need to be so much longer than "regular" sleeves!  That thought at least gives me the courage to go on and see what happens!  Thanks Smiley
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cranberry
« Reply #3 on: July 11, 2007 03:18:57 PM »

Hi everyone...
I have been trying to knit "Louise" from the Rowan Denim People book using the Rowan Denim yarn it calls for.  I finished the front pieces and the back with no problem.  Now I am on to the sleeves--even though I am knitting at gauge, they look ludicrously long, longer than the 10% shrinkage seems like it could fix.  Of course there are no pre-washing measurements for the pattern, so I can't tell what I'm supposed to be aiming for really.  Rowan's website doesn't really have anything to help, and as far as I can tell from various googlings, there aren't any bloggers who have tried to knit this pattern and talked about it.  Does anyone have any ideas?  I don't want to waste all of this yarn on something that looks ridiculous, especially since the yarn was a gift from my bf!  Thanks!!!

Don't they normally have schematics with the diagrams? They should do. Also, if it's an inset sleeve you have to take into consideration the shoulder and the upperarm measurements which is like, another four inches or so. Perhaps that's why the sleeves may seem so long.



The reason I was so confused is that there is a schematic for what the measurements are supposed to be after the sweater shrinks, but not before!  But I think you've solved it Cranberry!  It does have set-in sleeves!  I've never done them before, so I had no idea they would need to be so much longer than "regular" sleeves!  That thought at least gives me the courage to go on and see what happens!  Thanks Smiley

No worries, I've knitted with denim yarn before and its interesting, to say the least.  You could do a swatch, and see how it measures up. Since you'll need to use post treated denim yarn for the sewing up (you know that, right?).

Also, an FYI on inset sleeves, take your time. Also, do a lot of reading before you tackle it.
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