Sleeves anyone?

April 1, 2007 at 10:37 am | Posted in knitting | 3 Comments

This week I finished the front and back of the baby sweater and am about to start the sleeves. After the sleeves I’ll work on the neck, and then figure out how to sew it all together. (note to self: google “sewing a sweater together”) I’ve decided that since this is really a practice sweater, and I just ran out of the pastel yarn, I’m going to keep chiseling away at my scrap yarn and make the sleeves pink. This project is all about learning construction anyway, and I’ve already learned a lot. I can’t wait to see how the rest of it falls into place.

In other news, I got my yarn yesterday!


The blue and cream are for the Endpaper Mitts, and the gray and hyacinth are for the Anemoi Mittens. I also have all of the needed needles now so this evening I’m hoping to get started on the Mitts. Thanks again Daily Stitches for the link to the tubular cast-on tutorial because that’s the first thing I have to figure out to get started.


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  1. Hi Ingrid,

    Go to and watch the video on how to do mattress stitch for invisible seams if you don’t already know it. I used it this weekend sewing up the sides and sleeves of my cardigan. The seams look quote professionally finished.

  2. Hey Ingrid!

    Knitty also has a feature/tutorial about mattress stitching. If the sweater is kinda bulky, you can also seam it using crochet. I also found that a similar colored embroidery thread works nicely in terms of eliminating bulk at the seams.


  3. That’s a good idea to use embroidery thread. I’ll have to remember that.

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