Originally uploaded by rnflaka.
And here’s a closer look at that second sleeve beginning. I picked up the vertical sides of the armhole and I’m knitting out from that. Each right side row, I knit each side of the sleeve together with one stitch front and back bottom armhole (stitches waiting on stitch holders).
Pattern – Tomtem Jacket – Knitting Without Tears and The Opinionated Knitter by Elizabeth Zimmerman. The directions are a little different in each book. What I’ve done for the sleeves is pick up the 56 armhole stitches, add 1 at top center, knit 14 ridges, then decrease 2 stitches each side of center stitch every third ridge until down to 29 stitches. Then I added a ridge of contrasting color and bound off purlwise from the right side. The first sleeve was redone because I wasn’t paying attention to marking garter ridges well and decreased every 2 ridges instead. Odd looking sleeve. Now much better (see post below).