Over the weekend, I shared this picture of my Sunset Highway sweater.
First, I know that I’m a loose knitter. Don’t ask me why every time I mean to say “loose knitter”, I say “noose litter”! The pattern calls for fingering weight yarn with 3.5 mm needles. I’m using sport weight yarn and I did a swatch and 3.75 mm seemed to be the way to go. I wish I had gone with 3.5 mm. It isn’t droopy loose but I like a tighter knit fabric.
When I got to the sleeves, I tried using a shorter cable and it’s a brand of needle that I don’t like and the shorter cable was snagging. I kept thinking the sleeve was huge. I’d stick my arm in it and think . . it’s big but it’s ok. I looked at several projects on Ravelry and most of the sleeves looked big. The sweater is supposed to be loose fitting and comfy! When I started the second sleeve, I gave up on the snaggy cable needle and went with a longer cable and did magic loop. That second sleeve looked so much better than the first one and was a good 3″ narrower and still fits loose enough.
Left sleeve done, right sleeve ripped out! Considering how much I do not like making sleeves, and I’m getting to knit three sleeves for two arms, I’m not a happy knitter. I knew if I put it off, I’d never get back to it so I ripped it right out and am knitting on the third sleeve now. My head says “Stay up and finish that sleeve! Do not go to bed til it’s done!” but I’m sure by about 10:30, I’ll be in bed and the sleeve will not be finished. But, by the end of the day tomorrow, it will definitely be finished!