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.