Saturday, April 21, 2007

Steeked jacket question!

When you arrive at the top of your sleeve, it should be whatever length you want from your ARM PIT to your wrist. I'm doing mine a bit long because I like them that way for outside jackets, which is how I will use mine. The proper length is entirely subjective - whatever you like.

HOWEVER. You have to end your sleeve on the same row you ended the body. Let me repeat that. END YOUR SLEEVES ON THE SAME ROW YOU ENDED THE BODY. All three parts have to be on the same row when we join them up. To make it easy, end on the last row of the pattern. You don't HAVE to, but it's easier that way.


Bells said...

see now that all makes me a bit scared. What if I get to the right length of the arms and it's in the middle of a repeat? How do I set out making sure that won't happen?

Cindy said...

Bells, Here is an idea. What if you went back to the body of the sweater and added half a pattern repeat to it, your jacket would be a little longer, but that shouldn't be too much added length. Seems the important part is having everything at the same point (as Julie said), not that it be at the start of a pattern repeat - that is just convenient. FYI, I think this is what I am going to have to do for my husbands jacket.