Lõppude lõpuks, lubatud postitus sirgest varrukast. Alguses tundub, et mis siin ikka, see on lihtne asi, korja silmused üles ja muudkui koo ringselt edasi.
Finally, the promised post on straight sleeve. In the beginning it seems that there is nothing special about it, it is a straightforward thing, just pick up stitches and knit away in the round.
There are several things here. If the fabric is with eyelets, lace or textured pattern, then it may be straightforward indeed. Well, patent and half-patent may be moody and demand a different proportion for picking up stitches (not 1 st per 2 rows but something else). But stockinette has this feature that, when worked in the round, the gauge may be substantially different; the majority of knitters have a tighter gauge (although I know one person for whom it is vise versa). This happens because we do not work purl stitches and purl stitches (at least, if you use the classical ones) are looser than knit stitches. It is especially important that the sleeve has a small diameter and this may make the gauge even tighter.
But this is not all. When you have a traditional sleeve with a cap, then you know you would need thicker neeldes for stockinette (at least 0.5 size up or sometimes even 1 size up, depends on the yarn). However, when the sleeve has no cap, the sleeve makes the armhole tighter. This is the important issue about low shoulderline and straigth sleeve. For this reason you have to knit wider armholes than otherwise. When you try on, it could be 3-4 cm wider than in general.
This is an order, a rather wide (circumference 120 cm) cotton sweater. The yarn is Capri (by G-B Wolle), 100 % cotton, 50 g/155 m. It is a very nice yarn, the only thing is that the colour choice is poor. Needles 3.5 and 4 mm.