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The CPH--Which Size to Knit?
The Finished Plus Size CPH
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Thursday, May 10, 2007

Sleeve questions

Hi everyone,
I've never done sleeves the way that the CPH does them, so I have a question about the length. I'm really short, so I've had to shorten the length of the main part of the sweater. I was just curious where the main part of the sleeve is supposed to hit on your arm before you start the sleeve cap. I just don't want to knit them the way the pattern says and end up with it too long. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!


Kris said...

I would measure your arm length and compare it to the measurements on the pattern for the size your knitting. This will give you an idea of how long it will be on you.

First place you can eliminate length is in the ribbed cuff. If your looking to remove more, then you'll have to think of where you'll want to remove it from.

Second option would be to starting your increases an inch sooner or the third option is to eliminate a row between your increases...this can involve a lot of math configuration and might not be worth the headache.

Good luck!

soCherry said...

Here's a photo to my finished arms pre-seaming: I had 3 more cable crosses after my shoulder shaping began. http://bp2.blogger.com/_eES0JQtxSwc/Rgf0dzR-OKI/AAAAAAAAAZQ/pRlZQrp_NT0/s1600-h/RSCN3273.JPG - or if that doesn't work just scroll down on my blog a bit.

My sleeves are size 36, they go down to my thumb knuckles and my arms are 21 inches from armpit to wrist.

I don't know if this helps ...?

What about some kind of provisional cast on at the start of the sleeve so you can adjust the length at the end?
Good luck!
Elaine x

Nicole said...

I wasn't too thrilled with the length of the arm either. To figure out how long I should knit it, I found a cardigan that fits me well and measured the arm close to 22 in. I then checked my row gauge (5 rows = 1 in.), and started doing increases in this order - 1st increase on the 8th, the rest on the 6th. I started the decreases when the arm measured 15 in. This part is dependent on your row gauge. I hope this helps!

Nicole said...

Forgot to mention in my changes above that I ended up doing a 2 in. cuff for the sleeves...