No-Sew Set-In Sleeves (3 hours) (intermediate)

                                                            

Class Description

Are you tired of trying to figure out how to sew in a set-in sleeve? Have you ever tried to design one from scratch? Those bell curves and ratios can drive you nutty! Learn how to design an armhole to fit YOUR body, then pick up and knit a perfect set-in sleeve from the top down with very little math, and no unsightly seams! Armhole shaping variations, alternative stitch patterns, and sleeve decrease calculations will also be discussed.

Techniques to be covered

  • Calculating shoulder, chest, and armhole measurements
  • Armhole shaping
  • Armhole shaping variations
  • 3-needle bind-off
  • Picking up stitches around the armhole
  • Working the set-in sleeve cap with short rows
  • Alternative stitch patterns
  • Calculating sleeve decreases

Supplies needed

  • 50 gm smooth, light-colored, worsted-weight yarn
  • US 7 (4.5 mm) straight or circular needles
  • G (4.25 mm) or H (5 mm) crochet hook
  • 3 stitch holders
  • 3 stitch markers
  • Safety pins
  • Scissors

Homework

Armhole swatch #1: Cast on 20 stitches. Row 1: Knit. Row 2: Purl. Repeat Rows 1 and 2 for approximately 2″ (end after working a purl row). Do not bind off. Do not cut yarn.

Armhole swatch #2: Cast on 20 stitches. Row 1: Knit. Row 2: Purl. Repeat Rows 1 and 2 for approximately 2″. Work Row 1 once more (end after working a knit row). Do not bind off. Do not cut yarn.