Saturday, November 11, 2006

Mermaid Sleeve Variation

Instead of garter stitch with one slipped stitch at the bottom of the sleeves, I decided to make the edge of the sleeves match the bottom of the jacket. Here is what it looks like, I think it is dressier than the one Ms. Falkenberg calls for.

I've also stopped making the 3 stitch slip stitch edge at the top of the jacket and sleeves. Instead, I've been slipping the last stitch on the wrong side with yarn in front. I think slipping a stitch every other row makes a stronger edge for the shoulders.


Meredith said...

Looks nice! The pattern does call for you to do a contrasting i-cord edging on the sleeves afterward, but your version works well.

fiberfanatic said...

Oops, I missed that! Hm, do I want to go back and put the edging on my first one or not? I'll have to decide.