Pattern Question

Dudes, What up? I'm working on a seamless saddle shoulder sweater and I'm getting ready to join the sleeves to the body. In EZ's seamless pattern and in "Knitting in the Old Way" you set off a certain percentage of stitches from the sleeves and the body for the underarm. This pattern doesn't call for that. You knit half of the body and then knit all of the sleeve stitches then start up again on the next body stitch.
Now, I've only been doing this for a few years but wouldn't this get really bunchy and stretched out where the sleeves join?



vsidart's picture

With a quick thumb through "The Opinionated Knitter," it appears that in most every pattern that is built that way she's calling for 8-10% of the underarm stitches to be set aside and added into the body... I won't say every pattern- I didn't read them all that closely, but that's what a first pass looked like. Let us know how it comes out!

Buck Strong's picture

Do you think I should go by the pattern first and see how it goes? I'm concerned about the decreases on the yoke.

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Joe-in Wyoming's picture

Hey, Buck - I haven't knit that style of sweater but have read the patterns several times. If my faulty memory serves - you end up decreasing away a lot of the excess stitches as you shape the yoke. Hope it all works out okay. -- Books, knitting, cats, fountain pens...Life is Good.

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