A Well-Executed Sleeve Cap

Class length
3 hours
 
Skill level
Intermediate
 
Class type
Design
 
Supplies needed
1.75 oz (50 g) 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
 
Materials fee
None
 
Homework
Armhole swatch #1: Cast on 20 stitches. Row 1: Knit. Row 2: Purl. Repeat Rows 1 and 2 for approximately 2" (5 cm) (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" (5 cm). Work Row 1 once more (end after working a knit row). Do not bind off. Do not cut yarn.
 
Techniques to be covered
Calculating shoulder, chest, and armhole measurements
Armhole shaping (SSK, SSP, K2tog, P2tog)
Short-row shoulder shaping
Short rows (wrap/hide) on knit stitches
Short rows (wrap/hide) on purl stitches
3-needle bind-off
Picking up stitches around the armhole
Working the set-in sleeve cap with short rows
Calculating sleeve decreases
Translating a bound-off shoulder to a short-row shoulder

Class Description
Learn how to design an armhole to fit YOUR body, then pick up and knit a perfect set-in sleeve cap from the top down—no unsightly seams! Bonus: Use short rows to shape your sweater shoulders neatly, to avoid those nasty stair steps!

A Well-Executed Sleeve Cap photo