Stitches for the sleeves are picked up around the armhole and worked in short rows for the sleeve cap. This has become my preferred method for sleeves for a few reasons. Carol Feller's Craftsy class on short rows really took away the mystery of short rows and made me feel confident using them in my designs. I like to avoid sewing seams, so this method makes for a seam-free sleeve. I also like the fact that working the sleeves top-down makes the length very adjustable. I have long arms, so being able to try on a sleeve before binding off is a big advantage for me!
Both my designs for Louet use their Gems Worsted yarn, a light worsted weight merino. Gems is very soft and smooth with lovely stitch definition.
Here is more information about the pattern:
Sample shown in 331/2” on 36” bust with 21/2” of negative ease. Cable stitch patterns are written and charted.
Body Circumference: 331/2 (381/2, 43, 46, 491/4, 533/4, 581/2)"
Length: 24 (241/2, 25, 251/2, 26, 261/2, 27)"
Louet Gems Worsted (worsted weight) 100% Merino Wool 175 yds per 100g (3.53 oz) skein
Shown in Willow #55 7 (8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13) skeins
US 6 4 mm circular needle, length to be determined depending on size of garment
US 6 4 mm DPNs or desired method to work short circumference
Stitch holders or waste yarn
6 (7, 7, 7, 8, 9, 9) ” buttons
working in the round
picking up stitches