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Knit Basics: Short Row Sleeve Caps

25th June 2018 Garment Construction 0 min read
Learn to Knit: Short Row Sleeve Caps | Stolen Stitches

Standard sleeve cap construction for set-in sleeves creates a bell shaped curve that fits in to the top of the sleeve. I like to use a set-in sleeve cap that picks up stitches around the armhole that then uses short rows back and forth to curve the top of the sleeve to create a sleeve cap.

It's much easier to create a good fitting and tidy sleeve cap using this method.

I've done a video showing the basic idea behind this type of sleeve cap:

 

 

Why not give this technique a try in one of the following patterns:

Tabouli 

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Carol Feller

Carol trained as a structural engineer, and she brings that love of analysing structure into her knitting, creating complex patterns that are easy to understand, while her approach to process is all about testing and playing, and making mistakes along the way. That’s where the
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