Monday, May 29, 2006

Mermaid experience

Hi! to all of you,

Blogging is a new thing for me. Here we go. I have the body of my mermaid finished except for the ends and shoulders.
A lot of you are asking about making the sleeves shorter. I have the same questions. This is what I am attempting.
After I pinned the sweater together and put it on, I had a friend measure my arm from my shoulder to my wrist. I am 5'3" tall and my shoulder to wrist measures 21 1/4". I have figured out with my gauge that I am going to CO 98 stitches and follow the rest of the pattern. I took Amy's pattern for the sleeve and changed the numbers to start with the 98 stitches. I am still a bit concerned that this might turn out too long, I figure I'll do the first sleeve, learn from it and go on from there.
Also, a note I am making the Medium size sweater using a US #3, 3.25 mm needle for the body and sleeves. I have also noticed that the black yarn is heavier than either of the cypress or kingfisher colors.
Amy and I were talking about the sleeves, since I'm not alone I thought it best to write and share. Your comments are welcome.
Thank you, Dede

3 comments:

amy! said...

I plan to do something similar. I've got about 20 rows left on the body. Sometime in the next few days, I'm thinking.

Ellen said...

I'm almost at that point where I have to make a decision too. I think I might chop off about 15 stitches.

Nit One Perl Two said...

I am so happy that I found your site. It appears we have some things in common besides knitting. Thought you might want to be the first to see the pattern for the triple lindee!