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Will I ever learn????

Posted by grandmaknits47 (My Page) on
Fri, Nov 23, 07 at 21:35

Just venting here... I know you should ALWAYS knit both sleeves at the same time, but did I do that...of course not. It makes it worse when there is a repeating pattern, which my sweater did, so now one sleeve is about 3/4 of an inch longer than the other, and the pattern doesn't match.

Thank goodness she is only 4 months old, and I have plenty of chances to redeem myself...LOL!

Happy Holidays everyone!

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RE: Will I ever learn????

I usually knit the 2 sleeves at once but if it is a complicated pattern then I do one at a time. When I do
one sleeve at a time, I mark the number of rows so hoping
the next sleeve will be the same length!!
I know how you feel. When I was first learning to knit,
I would do the sleeves separate and find out one was too
short and other too long!!! I have learned over the years.

RE: Will I ever learn????

Hi Jjknitter, I think that is exactly where I am falling down. I need to set up a better system for counting. There were three things I had to keep track of at once, and I just didn't do a good enough job of sorting it out. How do you keep track?

RE: Will I ever learn????

I know and understand your pain. did a set of cabled sleeves like that and miscounted where the cable turns were on the second sleeve.

Now i always knit sleeves on the same set of needles with 2 balls of yarn. I took a knitting class and the instructor didn't know to do this, even for a teddy bear sweater.

I have the same problem with socks until some one told me to knit both of them at the same time too. there i was trying to figure out how to have 2 socks on the same set of dp's. had to be told to go and buy another set, for a while i tried to knit them with one inside the other. now i knit
5 rows on each sock then switch.


RE: Will I ever learn????

Best $$$ I ever spent on knitting accessories was a row counter I hang around my neck on a piece of yarn. I have the kind you put on the end of a needle also, but I find the one around my neck is easier to just punch every time I complete a row, whether for keeping track of a pattern or to make sure 2 sleeves will be the same length.

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