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« on: April 25, 2004 08:45:00 PM »

I knitted these sleeves forever ago and haven't got around to posting until now.  

Sweaters make my armpits too hot, and t-shirts aren't warm enough for winter.  So the solution?  To have sweater sleeves with a t-shirt body.  Thus, I knitted these rainbow sleeves which I can wear with my t-shirts and everything will be the right temperature.  Now I just need to figure out how to keep them up.

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« Reply #1 on: April 25, 2004 08:54:56 PM »

Sew elastic around the tops of them or use some yarn with elastic in it and knit a few rows of rib....just some thoughts.
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« Reply #2 on: April 25, 2004 10:30:04 PM »

you could attach garters to the sleeves. something like these http://www.corsetmaking.com/supplies.html#garters
when you're getting dressed, put the sleeves on first, attach the garter on the sleeve to your bra strap and then put your tee shirt on  Grin

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« Reply #3 on: April 26, 2004 01:27:18 PM »

to make the tops more elastic on your next pair, you should use a needle a few sizes smaller than the one you used for the rest of the sleeve.

« Reply #4 on: April 27, 2004 09:19:10 AM »

thanks for the tips guys.  i've tried sewing elastic into the tops and it helps a bit but they still slide down.... i like the idea of the garters, maybe i'll try something like that.
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« Reply #5 on: April 27, 2004 09:39:16 AM »

An idea similar to the garter, but less likely to pull your bra-straps down to your elbows (which is a problem I have anyway sometimes, without having something tugging them down,):

Attach a strip of very stretch (so it is comfortable, like lingerie elastic) to each sleeve, near the pit-part, so it is long enough to stretch across your shoulder blades.  It would be similar to a shrug, but you would put the sleeves on, then put your T-shirt on, and the sleeves would hold each other up.  You'd have to experiment with how comfortable it would be, though.

Another option would be to sew the sleeves to an undershirt.

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« Reply #6 on: April 28, 2004 09:47:25 AM »

you could do an eyelet row at the top by doing YO's and then make i-cord or put a ribbon through it...

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« Reply #7 on: April 28, 2004 02:41:45 PM »

i dont know what to do about keeping them up, but i think they are really cute.   Grin

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