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Sleeve Island Getaway

Sleeve Island Getaway

I'm generally not a fan of seamless sweaters. Maybe it's because I learned how to sew garments before I learned how to knit them. Rather than launching into a rant about how seams provide structure and stability, let's just talk about the sleeves.

Knitting sleeves directly onto a seamless garment is problematic, especially long sleeves. It's hard to manage small circumference sleeve-knitting because of the added sweater bulk. It's especially difficult if you're trying to knit the sleeves two-as-a-time to ensure identical shaping. Eventually you land on Sleeve Island with one partially worked sleeve and one your dreading to knit.

Today, I'm escaping and I'll share a few of the strategies for my getaway.

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