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I recently went to Hawaii to attend a beautiful wedding, and the only project I packed was my Christmas sweater. I didn’t want to knit on anything that felt like work, and this simple, portable sleeve was the perfect choice. Plus, I hadn’t worked on it very much in the month of June, so it needed a little attention. In that first picture from Instagram, you can see that it was almost the same length as it was at the end of May. But I spent a lot of time knitting and admiring the scenery, and I just had the colorwork left to do when I got back to Seattle.

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Here’s my finished sleeve! You might be thinking that it looks awfully short for a full length sleeve. I was thinking the same thing, but it can be really hard to tell with seamed sleeves. I held it up against my arm, and it looked like it was either just the right length or slightly too short. It’s hard to say for sure until it’s blocked, seamed, and attached to the body.

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According to my schedule, I should knit the front next, and I’m going to stick to that plan. I’m going to knit the front, and then I’m going to block the three pieces I have and baste everything together. That way I’ll know if I need to add more length before I knit the second sleeve.

3 Comments

  • Oh Andi, that looks so pretty with the decoration on the top. And how lovely to be knitting in Hawaii admiring the view, the background in the pictures looks wonderful. Can’t wait to see the finished sweater at the end of the year – great project. My OAL is going well and I’m enjoying how it’s coming together. Started late so I’ve only just joined fronts and back but better late than never eh!

  • I love this idea. I really need to up my knitting game up and try to knit my first sweater. This one looks like it’s going to be so cute. Can’t wait to see it!

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