Sleeve Cap in Need. Desperate need.
OK. So remember that sweater of beautiful, beautiful awesomeness? The one from Vogue Knitting with tons of pattern issues (no blaming the designer here).
I’ve made some progress. In fact, everything is pretty much done except for the sleeves. The delay? The time and attention needed to pick up sts (in pattern) and maintain concentration to do a sleeve cap. Today/this weekend, I was going to have the time to do this exact thing.
And then I hit a road block.
Allow me to explain. So, if you’ll remember, this pattern is basically a beautiful, amazing rectangle with sleeves. Here’s a photo that illustrates this well.
Hokay. So, I picked up the sts and began the sleeve. The problem (at least how I’m perceiving the directions) is that the sleeve cap is being placed in a really, really strange place.
The directions (unless I’m completely off base – and if I am, please someone tell me) indicate that you should knit the purple row, and then short row, yellow, green then blue and continue in that manner. This puts the big, wide cable in the middle of the sleeve cap – definitely a good thing…
But when you put the cardigan on… here’s where the short rows end up:
Now… I know I haven’t actually made a sleeve cap before. But I feel like my American Apparel shirt nicely illustrates the way the sleeve cap should be. Don’t you think?
I feel like I want to move the sleeve cap so that it goes like this:
It makes sense to me. But then I’m only partially confident that I can keep the large cable from getting wonkey. Because that would mean that when you look as the sleeve flat… the short rows would go like this:
And that also seems kind of wonkey.
Now, I’ll grant you that this isn’t your traditional cardigan pattern. The fronts hang/are pulled across the front. I still just don’t think that I should put the sleeve caps across the back… And I think that if I moved the sleeve cap… some of the wonkeyness in the sleeves could be fixed.
So. The choice seems to be: Make the cable across the back a little wonkey where it meets the sleeves*(see note below) or… make the sleeves a little wonkey. What do you think?
**** NOTE: I made a mistake in making the cable across the back/fronts. The big cable isn’t at the right pattern row where the sleeve holes are: it’s supposed to be after the cable cross (and entering like 7 rows of work even) and not about to go into the cable cross. I kind of think that the fact that it’s entering the cable cross might actually help make it look less wonkey if I move the sleeve cap.