sleeve island

I’m marooned, but only one of them is actually for a present. So…yes, I should focus on that one.

Exhibit A: Drops jacket sleeve

drops jacket sleeve

This is the first sleeve, which went very satisfyingly quick – I knit it up to the cap at Aleta’s on Saturday. My question is this – what kind of set in sleeve is only 9 cm deep? A lot of people have made this, and not commented on this issue, so I guess it works out. More of a modified drop than a set-in sleeve, I suppose.

Exhibit B: Treeline Stripe Cardigan sleeve

treeline stripe sleeve

Finally back to working on this one – I’d really love to wear it for various holiday functions. Still need to knit the rest of this sleeve, the yoke, and buttonbands…hmmm.

Exhibit C: Gifty handspun sleeve

handspun romney sleeve

Again with the handspun Romney. This is the first sleeve, which also went pretty fast, so I’m up to the cap. Again, kind of a wonky pattern (all will be revealed once it’s finished) – the sleeve increases up to 86 stitches, which is too wide in my opinion. So I stopped at 70 sts. Obviously, another sleeve cap to re-write. Yay.

On an unrelated note, I just saw the Golden Compass on Sunday, and now I really want to make Lyra’s pixie hat and the multicoloured Gyptian coat! Of course, I’d have to also acquire quite a bit of impish charm to wear them – that might be harder to come by.

P.S. Yep, the Cashlana label was wrong – it’s 90% merino, 10% cashmere. Sad. But, still just as soft.







8 responses to “sleeve island”

  1. Suzanne V. (Yarnhog) Avatar

    9 cm, huh? It’s obviously not set very far in.

    That’s a shame about the Cashlana. More Lanacash, really.

  2. Molly Avatar

    Ooh, Fleece Artist is going to get some nasty phone calls from people, I bet. It’s still nice stuff, though.

    (I hope you guys don’t get FA’s nasty phone calls!)

  3. Rachel H Avatar
    Rachel H

    Haven’t seen the film yet, but I’m betting you could do the impish charm.

  4. AmyH Avatar

    I finished up my second sleeve yesterday for the A-line jacket and had the same thought. Preliminary put-together suggests more of a shaped drop-sleeve. I can’t wait to wear mine- I love the color of yours.

  5. Jo Avatar

    I think it is physically impossible for you to live on three different Sleeve Islands at once…

  6. Andi Avatar

    Yeah, I went looking for that 90% cashmere…

  7. Alice Avatar

    I made up the Drops jacket in early fall. The sleeves come out nicely, no bunching around the armpits as would a drop sleeve sweater might. A rather tailored look. SO trust the pattern. Can’t wait to see it.

  8. Kirsten Avatar

    I loved Lyra’s pixie hat and Gyptian coat too :)

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