Simultaneous set-in sleeves use a visual trick to work. You knit the sweater body from the bottom up, to the base of the armhole. Then you put the body aside and make both sleeves, again stopping at the base of the armhole. Then you join all these pieces in what the pattern calls a yoke.
How do you knit a seamless set in sleeves from the top down?
Slip your right-hand needle into the wrap from the back and lift it onto the left-hand needle, then purl them together as one. Then wrap & turn the next stitch. Continue working back on the right side at the top of the sleeve until two stitches past Marker Three, which is the wrapped stitch from the previous row.
How do I add ease to a sleeve pattern?
The first step for both methods is the same – slash in across the bicep line and up the center line, keep attached at the underarm points. Either close out to reduce sleeve head ease by dropping the left and right sleeve head sections down slightly, or to increase sleeve head ease, open up the sections.
What is the best stitch to sew up knitting?
This sewing technique is used to join the edges of knitted fabric and is perfect for seaming up sweaters and hats.
- Thread the sewing needle under the corresponding V stitch on the other side and pull the yarn through.
- Repeat steps 2 to 5 until the seam is complete.
- Pull the thread to bring the seams neatly together.
How much ease should a sleeve have?
Most sleeves will have between 1/2″ and 1 1/2″ of sleeve cap ease. If your sleeve ease is minor (1/2″ or so), you can often get away with easing the sleeve to fit by hand. If you have more ease, you will want to use some stitching to help shrink up the excess fabric before sewing.
How do you rejoin yarn to stitches on a holder?
To ‘rejoin’ yarn, you don’t really need to attach it, just leave a long enough tail to weave in later and start knitting. The first stitch may seem loose but it won’t pull out and after you’ve done more rows, that will anchor it in. Just pull on the tail to tighten it up.