I am finished to the armpits on my Strange Brew sweater pattern. The Strange Brew is a typical bottom up, all in one, (no seaming) sweater construction. The body of the sweater is knit up to the arm pits, leave these stitches on your circular needles and knit up your sleeves and leave these stitches on your needles too. The next step is to join it all together.
This can seem very daunting to the uninitiated but if you just follow the steps laid out in the pattern you will have no problem. The trick is to not to over think it – just do it!
One other trick: make sure you are joining your stitches with the right sides facing.
As you can see in the picture I am joining the first sleeve with only knit stitches facing me. If you are knitting into purl stitches you are on the wrong side, turn the sleeve around!
First sleeve is on! Knit across the body stitches and attach the second sleeve. Knit across the second sleeve’s stitches.
Voila! Both sleeves attached!
Next time we will get to the part we’ve all been waiting for – the fairisle yoke!