before winter?

That’s the goal for my Garter Yoke Cardigan, and it looks like I might make it!

I’m leaning towards a bracelet sleeve length — longer than three quarter, but not so long that the cuff will get in the way of knitting and working. Also, there’s something about a slightly shorter sleeve on me that at least makes me feel like I’m a bit more put together (even if it is only in my head.)

When I tried on the sweater before starting the sleeves, I was concerned that the sleeves were going to be a bit baggy. The pattern calls for knitting the sleeves straight to the cuff — no shaping — so I decided that instead of playing with decreases, I’d just go down a size and use size 6 dpns. (It didn’t hurt that I could actually reach these needles from where I was curled up on the couch at the time…)

I’m really happy with how the first sleeve is fitting, and I think it is time to start digging around for buttons!

I might not post again before heading home for Thanksgiving, so I hope your holiday is filled with people you love and food you enjoy! (And maybe some time to rest and knit.)

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11 thoughts on “before winter?

  1. The colored yoke is even more lovely now than when you started this. And I love the way you decided to make the change in your sleeves. Arms distance knitting supplies = good times.

  2. I agree: it’s looking super cute! Sleeve lenghts are key to feeling pulled together, why I do not know.

  3. Happy Thanksgiving to you, my new blog friend! Your sweater is great, and every time I see it I start wanting one….

  4. You’ll definitely make it! The fit is looking great and I think your sleeve mod was spot on. What a great idea, just going down a needle size. No recalculations necessary!

    Happy Thanksgiving!

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