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Re: way to shape top of sleeve
Posted by: KT (IP Logged)
Date: September 13, 2009 12:08PM

Calculating the cap shaping for a set-in sleeve is one of the more challenging issues in knitting garment. I'm not aware of any particular formula but what I tend to do is the initial decreasing is done to match the decreasing for the armhole shaping. When I get to about a third of the way up my armhole, I start doing some more decreases for about another third of my armhole length until I have about a quarter of original number of stitches which takes care of the remaining 1/3 of my armhole length.

I've read some suggestions that would work for a sewer which is to take some stretchy knit fabric and cut out a template of your garment armscye (armhole) and then work on the sleeve cap until you are satisfied with the shaping, then use that as a template for knitting your sleeve cap.

What specific issues are you having with your sleeve cap?



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  way to shape top of sleeve zida 09/12/2009 09:03AM
  Re: way to shape top of sleeve KT 09/13/2009 12:08PM
  Re: way to shape top of sleeve zida 09/14/2009 04:45AM
  Re: way to shape top of sleeve KT 09/14/2009 11:09AM
  Re: way to shape top of sleeve Alex 09/15/2009 11:16AM


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