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  • Nob Hill Sleeve

    January 18, 2011 1 min read

    Here it is from the right side.  It's a very nice reverse stockinette rolled edge.  It's an elaborate method, but it gives a very clean effect inside and out.  She has you pick up stitches around the armhole with the wrong side facing, so the little pick up ridge is on the right side.  This is so counter to the way we normally pick up on garments that I didn't even really look at the directions the first time and just picked up the normal way with the right side facing.

    Then you work in reverse stockinette, making short rows to give the center section more length.  See how the armhole edge tapers down toward the underarm. 

    When you've worked all the short rows and picked up all the wraps (knit wise and purl wise), she has you use a crochet hook to bring the live stitches from the right side to the back side where you slip them onto a smaller needle and finally bind them all off.

    Here's a shot from the inside.  Very nice and clean inside - and for those of you who hate finishing, there's no sewing.

    Honestly, I think it might have been easier to pick up from the right side, work the short rows , bind off and then whip stitch the bind off to the pick-up ridge.  But hey, I'm one of those weird knitters who likes finishing.  I am anxious to wear this.  

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