Thursday, November 08, 2007

Sleeve Attachment: There Is More Than One Way...

Usually when I attach a sleeve, I do it before I do any seaming (other than attaching the shoulder seams). This time I choose to try something different, hoping it would give me slightly more professional results.

I sewed up the side seams then I sewed up the sleeves before attaching the two together. This left me with a better idea what everything would look like as I was sewing the two together. All in all, this method caused me less grief than sewing everything up pose attachment. The first sleeve took me two tries to get everything to match up how I wanted, but the second one took me no time at all.

As I would for the other method, I began my sewing at the top center of the sleeve cap, and worked my way all the way around going counterclockwise.

As of last night, the whole thing has been seamed, but I've still got to block it before it's big unveiling.

I needed strength last night while doing all of this seaming, so Stu made a very yummy dinner of salad, followed by perogies with lots of garlic and onion and sour cream for dipping.

I'm going to try to get the jacket blocking tonight, but I have to work at my old job (I'm getting sooo sick of it, but I think this is the last time so I'll tolerate it). I am really looking forward to the long weekend.

Friday's coming!

4 comments:

JessaLu said...

I love the color of your sweater - and I'm glad to hear that you had a somewhat easy time with the sleeves!

Ann said...

Seaming does require a lot of effort - sometimes I think I knit faster than I can seam. Great that you found an easier to seam. Can't wait to see the sweater blocked!

rockbridge said...

i can't wait to see your finished sweater! i also love the yarn you're using..

lexa said...

I have a sweater I am in the process of assembling right now. I always sew the shoulder seams, do the neck on circular needles, then sew the sleeves on and do the side/arm seams last. Maybe I should try you new way. Hmmm....