I’ve just been working on my Penny sweater this week and the sleeves are going really quickly. The first one is on hold and I’ve got the second one started. AND I even tried something new for the second sleeve: I’m knitting it on two circulars!
I got such terrible laddering with the first sleeve on DPNs that I needed to do something different for the second. I thought about knitting it inside out, since I don’t have issues with laddering with knit stitches, just purling. But I knew my gauge would be different then — I purl more loosely than I knit. I don’t even know what prompted me to try the two circs thing but after some awkwardness, I’ve gotten into the groove and it’s going smoothly. Bonus: NO ladders! I guess it’s worth trying new techniques every once in a while.
Glad you found a solution that works for you.
It looks great! I use two circs for my sock knitting, and sometimes for hats and so on. You are right – worth it to try new techniques once in a while!
I don’t think I’ll adopt it for socks, but it’s handy to have in my repertoire!
Very true – always good to have different techniques to use in different circumstances!
Yes, that is my preferred way of knitting sleeves. I find them fiddly. Keep going😊
Sleeves are fiddly! I’m glad they’re done!
How do you have no ladders? How?? I stick with DPNs because two circulars gave me canyons, never mind ladders.
I don’t know!! I was getting canyons with the DPNs, so it’s all a mystery to me. I’m sure it has to do with how one knits and holds the yarn and all that jazz.