Daily Archives: January 7, 2008

New year, new sleeves

Ivy

Something I’ve been meaning to do for a long time is provide a modified set of instructions for the sleeves on Ivy. Out there on the interwebs one common concern I’ve heard about the pattern is that many knitters would prefer a slimmer sleeve than the one in the original pattern. So, at long last, I would like to provide an alternate, less roomy sleeve. I hope this is useful!

Sizing: XS[S, M, L, XL, 2X, 3X] (all measurements below provided in inches)
Original sleeve width at upper arm: 13.5[13.5, 14.5, 16, 17, 18, 19]
Revised sleeve width at upper arm: 12[12, 13, 14, 14, 16, 17]

Sleeve (Make 2):
Work according to original pattern, through the instruction “Work 4 rows in stockinette st.”

Next Row [RS]: K1, m1, k to last st, m1, k1.
Work 6 rows in stockinette st.
Repeat these 7 rows 6[6, 9, 8, 11, 6, 9] times more. 73[73, 79, 85, 91, 97, 103] sts.
Cont in stockinette st until work measures 17.5[18, 18.5, 19, 19.5, 19.5, 19.5] inches, ending with a RS row.

Shape Sleeve Cap: BO 3[4, 6, 6, 10, 12, 13] sts at beg of next 2 rows. 67[65, 67, 73, 71, 73, 77] sts
Next Row [RS]: Size XL, 2X, and 3X only: K2, ssk, k to last 4 sts, k2tog, k2.
Work next 3 rows stockinette. Repeat these 4 rows 2 more times for XL, 4 more times for 2X and for 3X.

Next Row [RS]: K2, ssk, k to last 4 sts, k2tog, k2.
P 1 row.
Repeat these 2 rows 18[21, 17, 21, 20, 19, 20] times more. 29[23, 33, 23, 25, 25, 27]sts.
Next Row [RS]: K2, ssk, k to last 4 sts, k2tog, k2.
Next Row [WS]: P2, p2tog, p to last 4 sts, p2tog tbl, p2.
Repeat these 2 rows 2[0, 4, 0, 0, 0, 0] times more. 23[23, 23, 23, 25, 25, 27] sts.

BO 2 sts at beg of next 4 rows.
BO rem 15[15, 15, 15, 17, 17, 19] sts.

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