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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.
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.
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. 🙂
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.
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”