Tuesday, November 23, 2010

More sleeves, please


It took me a little while to decide how I was going to extend the sleeves on my Bog Jacket.  My vision was something not as wide but still blousy, extending down to a ribbed cuff, but I was concerned that would look goofy.  While perusing Handknitting with Meg Swansen, I came across the Round the Bend Sweater, which is similar to the Bog Jacket in looks, including sleeves similar to my idea.

So I picked up the stitches around the sleeve, which numbered around 90, and decreased the sleeve width by about 10%.  Then I knit in stockinette for about six inches before decreasing the sleeve width again, by 50% this time.  A couple of inches of 1x1 ribbing finished it off.

I liked the result, but solicited a few opinions before executing the second sleeve.  All two of the people surveyed approved.  And now that the weather is acting more November-like, I can actually wear this jacket out and about.

3 comments:

Toni said...

It looks great!

quiltyknitwit said...

How clever of you!

A. Warped, knitter said...

Very handsome jacket- the colors and placement- very Mondrian looking.