sleeve!

I just wanted to show you my perfectly-fitting sleeve! I had a little bit of trouble with it at first: I tried knitting the sleeve for my size of the pullover, but it was way too broad. So I went down a size and it was definitely the right thing to do. At the moment I’m marvelling at the magic of sleeve shaping – it’s hard to believe that just adding a few stitches every ten or so rounds makes the sleeve follow the shape of one’s arm so well!

I love the fit of it, it’s snug but not too tight. It’s shown here with a thin shirt underneath, but it doesn’t feel floppy when it’s worn against bare skin either. Exactly what you want from a winter pullover!

I’m working on another, more urgent, project at the moment, but I sneak in a bit of this every once in a while. I’m not in a rush to finish because I’m really enjoying the knitting. It feels like one of those books that you can’t put down because you want to know what happens in the end, yet you are sad that it will ever end…

Oh, and one more thing – it makes me want to paint my nails yellow!

You’ve got to love a garment with that kind of power! ;)

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About fridica

I started knitting completely by accident, when I was visiting my parents for a holiday in 2008. On a boring Sunday afternoon, I decided to dig through their stash of books to see if there was anything interesting to take back to my apartment. A knitting manual happened to be one of the books I found. I got curious, my mom immediately dug out her old needles and yarn stash (which she hadn’t used in a decade at least), and in a few minutes we were both casting on - she by memory, I by following the instructions from the book… :) Since I normally prefer learning from books, this was ideal.. I took the book home with me, and very very soon - I was an addict.

20 thoughts on “sleeve!

  1. Svidja mi se ovo sto si napisala, da je pravo cudo sto dodavati petlje na svakih 6-8-10 redova prati nase ruke …. Sledeci moj rukav pravicu kao ti sada, kao tubu, a ne da posle sastavljam :)

    I da, diiiivna je crvena boja !!

    • Ja sam se na ovom projektu malo zaljubila u stvari pletene u komadima (dosad sam uglavnom plela sve u jednom komadu), ali ipak ono to mi najvie smeta kod toga nije ni kasnije sastavljanje, ni avovi, ve to to ne mogu isprobavati vestu dok je pletem. Jako je teko ovako procijeniti hoe li veliina biti dobra, moe ti to omotavati oko sebe koliko hoe ali nikad ne zna koliko e se jo suziti kad priije jedno uz drugo, koliko e otii na av, koliko na “dubinu” tijela… Za izradu stvarno fitted garments mislim da seamless nema premca, jer ga moe u svakom trenutku isprobati. Eto, moja razmiljanja :) Zato bar rukave uvijek pletem ukrug, suprotno mi stvarno nema smisla.

  2. No dobro – nečije ruke trebaju češće dodavanje kako ne bi bilo zategnuto, hehe! Ali rukavi su i meni čudesni – naročito set-in ones! Nikada nisam radila prema uputi i napokon sam našla način kako da ih “skrojim” bez previše kalkulacije i znoja!

  3. Real nice sleeve! I hope I achieve that kind of satisfaction with my Thermal sleeves! They too were way too broad (I followed the pattern without trying it on – duh!) Nice color too! I look forward to seeing the final result!

    • Oh, I love trying things on as I go! It’s my favourite part of seamless knitting. This sweater is knitted in pieces, but the sleeves at least I can try on :)

  4. I ja pletem rukave u krug, samo to cinim na kruznim iglama radeci magic loop ili koristm dvije kruzne umjesto seta igala. Pletenje u jednom komadu ima dosta prednosti, sasvim sigurno to sto nema puno sivanja poslije, ali i sivanje ima svojih prednosti, ponekad dodatno blokira pletivo koje kasnije jednostavno bolje stoji. Recimo moje iskustvo je da rebrasti uzorak bolje prati tijelo pleten u krug nego radjen u komadima, pa poslije spajan, valjda zato sto je sam po sebi elastican.

    • Pa da, slaem se. Kao to rekoh, na ovom projektu sam se dosta zaljubila u seaming, ali ipak to se isprobavanja tie nema premca pletenju u krug. to se rukava tie, ja ne volim plesti male opsege na krunim iglama, no to je samo stvar ukusa. :)

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