Puff Sleeves


Short puff sleeves are kind of deceptive. You think they’ll be quick to knit because they’re short, but any time you save from the length is lost in the volume. I finished the first set of increases and the number of stitches wasn’t so bad, but then I read ahead. The sleeves get almost as big as the body of the sweater! I was working both sleeves at the same time so each row took a long time. Progress was slow.


But I wanted my stupid needles back so I kept going and eventually I had this lovely pile of pieces. I’m waiting to block all of the pieces before I sew everything together. I’m not looking forward to the seaming. I’m already not a huge fan of sewing seams, but I don’t usually mind it. This sweater is not going to be fun to seam. I have to gather the sleeve head and ease it in evenly so this isn’t going to be the easiest sewing job.






8 responses to “Puff Sleeves”

  1. You’re going to look absolutely precious in puff sleeves, and I love that rich pink yarn. Can’t wait to see the finish thing.

  2. I’m excited to see how you ease in the sleeves! I have a tough time with regular sleeves so this looks scary!!!

  3. Seaming may be annoying, but you’ll end up with a Bright Pink Something with Puff Sleeves, and that means it is absolutely worth it 😀

  4. Ooh what’s this going to be? It looks very much like a sweater I made, also puff sleeves and pink: https://byanushka.wordpress.com/2011/04/04/strange-men-in-cardiff/

    1. Good eye! It’s the same pattern.

  5. As big as the body of the sweater?! I don’t know if that would be worth it to me. 🙂 Can’t wait to see how they look in the end though!

  6. I never thought about it, but that makes sense. The color is awesome, Andi! I bet you will get the seaming done, and it will be an awesome sweater. Can’t wait to see!

  7. ugh. i don’t envy all of that seaming! good luck <3

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