Crazy Sleeves II
November 23, 2018
February 19, 2019

Crazy Sleeves II

Project info
Needles & yarn
US 5 - 3.75 mm
19 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette
Green Mountain Spinnery Cotton Comfort
1980 yards in stash

The concept for this sweater is not really intuitive, but it’s been something I’ve wanted for myself for a long time.

My first iteration began with my sleeves cuff up, with a totally different approach to the body, and I was somehow going to cobble it all together at the end. Well, my body yarn and my sleeve yarn weren’t going so well, so I let it hibernate. I will revive it another day.

I decided to give it another go with better yarn. I’d make it my Rhinebeck mission to pick yarns I would really love from the Green Mountain Spinnery booth. Which was the right choice.

So in version II I knit top-down, and worked each quadrant of the yoke separately. I worked the color-work portion flat, carrying my yarn floats in the manner of Coast Salish, every second stitch.

Then I pieced the four (no, five) segments together using mattress stitch and carried on the body back and forth in plain stockinette st.

For the left sleeve I worked from the cuff down. That was a pain to do because I had all the weight of the body to carry with me. So for the right sleeve I worked cuff-up and then grafted when I reached the upper arm. Way easier!

Then, on went the neck band and the button bands.


Finished! Just have to sew the buttons on.


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November 23, 2018
February 19, 2019
About this pattern
Personal pattern (not in Ravelry)
About this yarn
by Green Mountain Spinnery
80% Wool, 20% Cotton
180 yards / 57 grams

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  • Project created: November 24, 2018
  • Finished: February 20, 2019
  • Updated: April 22, 2019
  • Progress updates: 4 updates