This is a picture of my temporary failure. I have been unable to figure out how to mattress stitch the sleeves onto the body of the sweater I had hoped to have done by the end of October. I have tried several times but pulled the yarn out when the sides didn’t come together right.
I am now on a hunt for a good video that will show how to attach the sleeves for an almost seamless seam. Know of one?
Meanwhile I have started a new sweater. It’s a free pattern from from Lion Brand Yarns and called a Cropped Raglan Sweater. I saw it in a video tutorial by VeryPink.com. This is a top down sweater with the sleeves built in. Like Staci and Very Pink Knits, I plan to lengthen the body and sleeves, crop tops do not look good on me.
This is the yarn I am using. I bought it last summer and wound all the balls today so I am ready to get this one completed. I hope!
On Monday I will be sharing what I have been doing other than knitting, and it isn’t even quilting. But I have been busy and I have been using my time wisely.
Meanwhile I am linking with Judy’s On the Needles post on Friday. And after you check out the creations linked to her post, have a great weekend! Gari