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Top Down Sweater Knitting -More tips for sleeve knitting

tempMy next video tutorial is up on IGTV with two more tips for topdown sleeve knitting. Hope you find it useful. Click on the image above to watch it. I would love to hear your comments about the video.

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Knitting · tutorial

Top down sweater – Video tutorial for neat sleeve knitting

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I dropped a video tutorial on IGTV today to explain my three tips for neat sleeve pickup. Click on the image above to watch it. I would love to hear your comments about the video.

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Knitting · tutorial

Top Down Sweater – Tips for neat sleeve knitting

Last week I shared some tips on how to easily try on a top-down sweater while still on the needles. If you missed that one, please check it here.

In this post, I am going to share some tips to knit a neat sleeve on a top-down sweater with no holes in the underarm area. These are some things I have tried over the years and have worked well for me.

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While picking up and knitting the sleeve of a top-down sweater, often there are holes in the underarm area and a common remedy suggested is to sew the holes close as part of finishing the sweater. I feel this is an extra step and I wanted solutions that do not involve sewing. I grew fond of top-down knitting for the absence of sewing, in the first place. 🙂

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Top Down Sweater – Tips for easy tryout

There are several reasons why I love knitting a sweater top-down. One of them is it lets you can try it on the go. In fact, to me, this has remained the one singular reason I keep choosing top-down over other methods of construction. I blogged my thoughts here when I did try a bottom-up seamed sweater once.

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I am currently test-knitting a top-down sweater for Eviescottdesigns and recently finished doing what I fondly call the top-down-tryout-ritual. 🙂 Continue reading “Top Down Sweater – Tips for easy tryout”