Using the US#9, 16” circular or US #9 DPNs move sleeve stitches from holder to needles. Pick up 6 (8, 8, 9, 12, 16, 20) stitches under the arm. NOTE: This is two more stitches than you cast on the body section. Usually this opening stretches just a little. You pick up 2 more stitches than you cast on to close up any gaps.
Knit 4 rounds
Purl 1 round
Knit 1 round Note: in this round increase or decrease according to your size:
Size 28: No increases or decreases.
Size 32: Decrease 9 stitches evenly.
Size 36: Decrease 1 stitch evenly.
Size 40: Decrease 8 stitches evenly.
Size 44: Decrease 4 stitches evenly.
Size 48: Decrease 1 stitch evenly.
Size 52: Increase 1 stitch evenly.
Purl 1 round.
Knit 1 round.
Begin Lace for Sleeve:
(Multiple of 12)
Round 1: *(K2tog) 2 times, (YO, K1) 3 times, YO, (SSK) 2 times, K1,* repeat from * to end.
Round 2: Knit
Round 3 – 8: Repeat Row 1 & 2, 3 more times.
Round 9: Purl
Round 10: Knit
Round 11: Purl
Round 12: Knit
XS & S: Repeat these 12 rows 1 more time for 2 full lace panels. Bind off loosely. Work second sleeve as the first.
M & L: Repeat these 12 rows 2 more times for 3 full lace panels. Bind off loosely. Work second sleeve as the first.
1X & 2X: Repeat these 12 rows 3 more times for 4 full lace panels. Bind off loosely. Work second sleeve as the first.
3X: Repeat these 12 rows 4 more times for 5 full lace panels. Bind off loosely. Work second sleeve as the first.
and a short note from cathi~
I have seen some of your sweaters and have to say, they are lovely! Thanks for sharing!
Some are asking about lengthening the sleeves and like I have told them, "of course you can!"...The sleeve is wide at the bottom, so you will have more of a kimono look.
You might have guessed that we are coming to an end on this project. Next week will be your final post! Just the button band to go!
Keep knitting and enjoy the journey!!