Sewing in sleeves (Making)
exchange to crochet
I MAKE A LOT OF THE STANDARD SWEATERS WHERE THE SLEEVES NEED TO BE SEWN IN. IT WOULD GET VERY FRUSTRATING TRYING TO FIND THE CENTER OF THE SLEEVE. THE SOLUTION TO THIS IS AS YOU ARE CASTING OFF THE TOP OF THE SLEEVE, BREAK YARN RIGHT AT THE CENTER STITCH AND THEN TIE A KNOT LEAVING A LONG TRAIL OF YARN TO BE USED FOR SEWING AFTER. THE "LONG TRAIL" OF YARN NOW WILL PINPOINT EXACTLY WHERE TO SEW TO THE SEAM ON THE SHOULDER. firstname.lastname@example.org
When I'm making anything with arms (Sleeves) in it. I do both on the same needle, using two balls of yarn. That way, if I get one or two stitches more than I should, Or a row more than I should, it will happen to both sleeves at the same time. You'll never have to rip out sleeves again. Remember you'll have to work your way across the needle and finish one whole side before you leave it. Or you may not know where you are when you come back to it. Or in an emergency you can put a safety pin on the side you're working on. When you pick up your work again, you'll know which side you were working on.