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Topic: Just The Sleeves, Please! a short sleeve/shrug w/ tutorial  (Read 6923 times)
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« on: September 23, 2005 11:35:54 AM »

I was looking for a way to use those low-yardage chunky handspun and fluffy novelty yarns in a wearable garment. Many of them don't even have enough yardage for a One Skein Wonder, and frankly, I thought that they'd be a bit bulky around the back. Solution: Knit sleeves that look like a shrug in the front, but are open in the back where they connect with a simple, but functional i-cord tie!





Size: M-XL
Materials:
76 yards of Bernat Boa and Target's Fuzzy Fur held together (can sub any "chunky" weight yarn)
I used less than one ball of Filatura Di Crosa worsted weight wool
Size US 5 circular needles
Size US 9 DPN or circular
Size US 13 straight

Gauge: Worsted - 5 st per inch on US 5, Chunky - 3 st per inch on US 13
These are meant to be a little loose, so they can pull over sleeved shirts too for additional warmth. :-)

In worsted weight and US 5, cast on 60 stitches.
Knit k2,p2 rib for 7 rows (1.5 inches)
Switch to chunky and size US 9 needles, knit garter (all knit) for 2 rows.
Switch to size US 13 needles, knit 4 more rows.
K 1, K2 tog, K to last 3, ssk, K1 - for 6 rows
K1, K2 tog, K2 tog, K to last 5, ssk, ssk, K - for 10 rows, 8 stitches remain.
Keep stiches on needle, and seam together ribbed edge and 4 rows of chunky to form sleeve.
Switch back to worsted weight and US 5 circular.
K 8 stitches, then pick up 30 stiches along one edge of chunky knitting, continuing around picking up another 30 stiches - total of 68 stitches.
Knit 2x2 rib for 4 rows, bind off loosely.
With worsted and US 9 DPN, pick up the center 4 stitches at the top of the sleeve.
K 4-stitch i-cord for 20".
Bind off and weave in ends.
Repeat for second sleeve.

Also modeled by Bente, I sent her a pair for the Stash Swap p7: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=50945.60
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« Reply #1 on: September 23, 2005 11:44:07 AM »

That's really smart. I've thought about getting something similar to the one skein wonder thingy, but frankly I think it would look very misplaced on me, viewed from the back, it just doesn't suit me to have that kind of thing.
But this may work. I may try this sometime in some way Grin
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« Reply #2 on: September 23, 2005 01:55:34 PM »

What a fabulous idea! Is it difficult to tie on yourself?
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« Reply #3 on: September 23, 2005 02:12:50 PM »

What a great idea!  Does Vogue know about this?
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« Reply #4 on: September 23, 2005 03:11:03 PM »

the yarn is very pretty. and I love the concept.
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« Reply #5 on: September 23, 2005 03:39:09 PM »

What a fabulous idea! Is it difficult to tie on yourself?

Thanks! I don't have any difficulty tying it, and I had a friend try it, and she didn't have a problem either.
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« Reply #6 on: September 23, 2005 08:55:35 PM »

thats cool! when i saw it at first i was a bit "uhh...." but it actually looks really good on!
very different.
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« Reply #7 on: September 23, 2005 09:20:53 PM »

that is very cool! I haven't crochet for a long time but I just have to give these a go! Problem is I have to figure it out from a picture cause I just can't read a pattern.  Brain cells missing! But I sure love yours and the colours!
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« Reply #8 on: September 24, 2005 06:08:52 AM »

That is a really fantastic design.

*applauding*
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« Reply #9 on: September 24, 2005 07:40:04 AM »

Great sleeves!!!

And thanks for the pattern!
I just happen to have a ball or two of fuzzy yarn in the same colourway as yours - will only have to wait until I can knit for ME. (Have several things which are being knitted as presents at the moment.)

Thank you, thank you, thank you,
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