Well, now, happy Wednesday everyone! Here is a shot of my Georgetown—
My post’s title is a bit of a misnomer . . . I don’t knit my sleeve caps at the same time, as some folks do with socks. But, I do knit them *both* before I knit the rest of the sleeves.
Here are my reasons:
- It’s easier to keep track and get into the rhythm of the short rows.
- It’s easier to remember all of the techniques needed for the German short rows I’m using here. Yes, yes, I know Hannah Fettig does not use the German short rows–hers are more w&t–but I love them! And use them whenever I can. I learned about and used them on the Aileas cardigans and I think they are neat (both meanings). Plus, the knitter doesn’t have to locate those pesky wraps.
- The knitting feels like it’s going faster: once I finish one sleeve and want to move on to the next, all of the technical bits are finished, so I can just go onward to the decreases and roll down the sleeve.
- It gives me a chance to truly try on the sweater before going any further–I have wide shoulders and it’s a good moment to check that these caps and the width of the back of the sweater will cut it.
How about you? Are you a two-at-a-timer? Do you like short-row sleeve caps? What kinds of short rows do you prefer to knit?