Tradewind Knitwear Designs by Lucy Neatby
Steeks Between Sleeves? - Siamese Sleeves
If you enjoy steeks, consider this idea: cast on for both sleeves at once with steeks separating the sleeves. Sleeves may be knit from either direction. This method offers several advantages for experienced knitters:
Only one colour selection is required for each round of the sleeves. If you are running short of any colour (or working with long sequence color change yarns), it ensures both sleeves will match without any need to cross-reference or reserve yarns 'just-in-case'.
A Cautionary Note - if the shaping or length of the sleeve is wrong, it will be wrong on both sleeves and it will be somewhat challenging to reuse the yarn once cut.
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