Two at a Time Sleeve Knitting Tips

Two at a Time Sleeves: addi Click interchangeable needles with SOS cords make knitting sleeves and inserting lifelines  a breeze
After I knit my first set of sweater sleeves two at a time, I was hooked. Working both sleeves, at the same time, on a single set of needles, eliminates a couple common knitting problems. First, you can ensure that the shaping of your sleeves is exactly the same. Second, both sleeves are finished at the same time, so you don't get stuck on sleeve island.

Before You Begin

It's easiest to knit two at a time sleeves on a set of long circular needles. To get started, you will need two balls of yarn, one for each sleeve.

It's also helpful to have some thin waste yarn that can be used as lifelines. This isn't just to help you if you make a mistake. Placing through your stitches every few inches also helps keeps the sleeves close to each other as you work and prevents them from flipping around on your needles.


Thanks to Skacel for providing the HiKoo Sueño Worsted yarn and the addi Click bamboo tip interchangeable needles with SOS cords used in this tutorial. These products are available locally at many yarn shops and online at Makers' Mercantile.

Other Tools and Notions

  • thin cotton waste yarn

Two at a Time Sleeves

Recommended Pattern

Ready to try this technique in a pattern? I used this method when knitting the Slipstream Cardigan pattern shown in the video.

Slipstream Cardigan Sweater Pattern: Knitting sleeves two at a time

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Learn how to knit both sweater sleeve at the same time. Two at a time sleeves



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The Chilly Dog: Two at a Time Sleeve Knitting Tips
Two at a Time Sleeve Knitting Tips
Knitting sweater sleeves two at a time ensures shaping is identical for both sleeves and allows you to finish both sleeves at the same time.
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