Hi Spud & Chloë Friends,
I have the sleeve instructions for the Camp Hoodie all set. It is an add on to the original Camp Hoodie pattern so you need the printed pattern (purchased at local shops and online, click here for stockists) to make the sweater in the photo.
I will have an instructional video on short rows that are used in the cap of the sleeve coming up. If you are anxious to get going before I have the video available just google “wrap and turn knitting” and you will find a ton of videos and tutorials on this technique. Wrap and turn or wrp & t or w&t is the technique you use when making short rows. Short rows add fabric without adding length to what you are knitting, sort of like a pocket. Click here to see the page on google for wrap and turn knitting!
One more note about the sleeve instructions, I used a technique I found in Wendy Bernard’s Custom Knits and adapted it to create the sleeve for the Camp Hoodie. Custom Knits is packed full of wonderful information and techniques and I like to give full credit when credit is due. Wendy Bernard is a genius at top-down sweater construction and I adore her smart and practical techniques. Her picked up top-down sleeve technique is the best I’ve seen.
If you have this book already (I know most of you do from our last knitalong) look on page 164 to learn more about short row shaping. Also, Wendy now has a top-down sweater knitting instructional video made by Interweave. I purchased her video and it is fantastic. Wendy gives clear, step-by-step instruction on creating a custom fit top-down sweater. I have to give this video a quick shout out along with the book. The more resources and studying we do as knitters, the better we get. Keep adding to your bag of tricks. Click here to see Wendy’s video or download. I ordered the download version. Two thumbs up!
Anyway, my video will be coming soon on wrap and turn and short rows as I get the second sleeve on my Camp Hoodie Sweater.
Without further ado…
Can you believe it is Thursday already? I can’t. Talk to you soon.