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a sleeve and a little bit more

1 November 2006 14,626 views 20 Comments

I’ve finally started the Husband’s sweater. I cast on a sleeve Saturday and I already have one finished. I’ve knit so many socks and small gauge projects in the last few months that I forgot how fast bigger needles can be. Size 8s feel like logs, but the knitting goes like lightning.

I’ve never used a provisional cast on, but I found a great video
showing exactly how to do it. I’ve tried the one on Knitting Help before, but the last flick of her wrist is too fast to see which side she brings the yarn up. No great loss, because this provisional crochet cast-on alternative was kind of fun. A little awkward to get started, but that’s because I’m no pro with a crochet hook. I must have done it right, because that jumble of red waste yarn, charcoal and green have become a very respectable hemmed cuff.


  • maryse said:

    nice detail!

  • finnyknits said:

    WOWIE! That is fance, Caro. What pattern are you using for this man-sweater?

  • ellie said:

    That’s so flawless! Beautiful!

  • Amy Mac said:

    I can’t wait to learn how to do this!

  • heather said:

    that is a very respectable hemmed cuff indeed. I love the way it looks…more tailored. Nice work Caro!

  • miss ewe said:

    Well done, you! It looks perfect!

  • AmyDe said:

    I love that hem – my honey doesn’t like ribbing and I’m drafting a sweater with that hemmed cuff as well – it works better over a dress shirt too. Thanks for always keeping me inspired and I LOVE the pink & black socks.

  • Ruth said:

    That is such a beautifully crisp and tailored look – I must try that.

  • P-la said:

    Oooh, very nice looking!

  • meg said:

    that looks fantastic. i can’t wait to learn the technique. those colors are great, too.

  • Kristin said:

    oooo I love the hemmed cuff! How fancy is that!

  • Julia said:

    I love that main color on he sweater, what yarn are you using? I suppose one day I should make Tom another sweater, the old one is ratty – it was cotton. Also, what pattern are you using? Inquiring minds…you know the drill.

  • Abbe said:

    Ooh that is sharp. I’m gonna have to try that sometime.

  • AJ said:

    The cuff looks great! And I agree about how using a larger size needle feels so much bigger than using a small size needle. But it’s nice to have something that knits up so much more quick doesn’t it? :)

  • stacey said:

    Love the hem and contrasting inside color! Great job!!!
    I feel the same way – I go from my #1 sock needles to #8’s or 9’s (or even 6’s!) and my hands have to get used to them again….

  • kelp! said:

    Pretty! What yarn are you using?
    It is nice to work on a larger-gauge project one in awhile. I have a lacey stole in the works, and when I switched to scarf knitting it was amazing to see so much progress in such little time!

  • Susan said:

    That’s a fine looking cuff. Will the bottom of the sweater have the same hem?

  • Karma said:

    I’m so loving the knitted hem. So. Much. Can’t wait to incorporate that into a project myself, one of these days.

  • diana said:

    Well, that’s just gorgeous!

  • taniua said:

    woo! love all your great knitting projects- i am inspired-
    thanks for leaving me a comment-
    who doesn’t love an exploding pizza~!

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