How to Set in a Sleeve

By Kay Gardiner
September 24, 2016

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  • I’m wondering if using a tube inside the sleeve would help. Something like a tailor’s ham. It would give some dimensionality to the whole thing.

  • Thanks for this! I’ve had Monomania queued up forever, with yarn purchased even, but the comments I’ve read about the sleeves have prevented me from starting. This gives me a little more confidence!

  • I hate to sew. I haven’t knit a sweater in pieces in at least 40 years. For a sweater with set-in sleeves, I pull out “Knitting Without Tears” and follow Elizabeth Zimmermann’s kangaroo pouch armhole. Then I knit the sleeves from the top down.

  • I can’t decide whether you have the sweater inside out and sleeve right side out or vice versa?