Sleeve Island Dreams

The end is in sight! I finished one sleeve, and am well on my way on the second one. Actually, I’ve knit two sleeves already. I realized I didn’t like the fit of the first one when it was 2/3 finished, so I started the second one, adding 6 stitches over all. That’s the finished sleeve you see. Then I ripped the first one all the way back to the yoke and started it over to match the second sleeve. I wish I had added 8 stitches, but I made a math error, and I’m not going back!

We’ve decided to skip the patterning at the wrist; it’s just a place to snag fingers on the stranding inside. This isn’t a particularly grippy yarn (Berroco Vintage Worsted), so it’s definitely a consideration.

But you know this means my mind is wandering along to the next project. I’m swatching!

This isn’t the real yarn for this project; I just wanted to know what would happen, and get an approximate gauge for fingering weight yarn.

It’s really a square; it’s just easier to manage on a circular needle when it gets this big. I’m thinking of a pastel floral garden. I started another block in a dark green single ply from my stash, and it’s just not living up to the dream, so I’m doing a little online yarn shopping…

What’s on your needles? Something new, or something that needs to be finished? Or both?

3 responses to “Sleeve Island Dreams

  1. I’ve been waiting on the 3rd square from a crochet along I decided to get involved in, and in the meantime keep re-making the 1st one using different yarns from my very limited stash. I’m trying to match gauge .. :\
    The arthritis in my left hand has ratcheted up a couple of notches, and I now find it hard to hold a needle. Unless that’s temporary, I believe I may have to give away knitting !!!!! – and all that brioche I haven’t done. 😦
    Fingers crossed then ..

  2. You are really moving on that sweater! It is looking great 🙂

  3. Very nice. I really love the shade of the square. I am close to finishing two projects. Maybe I’ll get some good knitting time in while watching football.