Attaching a sleeve
There are several types of sleeves and techniques to choose from, and this page includes a video on how to sew a raglan sleeve in knitting as well as a video on how to make a set-in sleeve using yarn and needles.
How to seam a set-in sleeve
Knit loosely for about an inch at a time before pulling the seam tight. Pin the sleeve in place before beginning to seam it. You’ll need about 3 times as much yarn as the length of your set-in sleeve.
How to attach raglan sleeves
Raglan sleeves are not only fashionable and attractive on knitted sweaters and cardigans, but they are also simple to knit. How do you seam raglan sleeves to the body of your knitted sweater or cardigan? Berocco Yarn demonstrates the process using mattress stitch seaming.
What does a raglan sleeve look like?
A raglan sleeve is made up of a continuous piece of fabric that runs from the garment’s collar to the underarm, and is commonly found on casual clothing and sportswear such as t-shirts, sweatshirts, and sports jackets, giving the seam a diagonal look from neck to armpit.
What does join Raglan seams mean in knitting?
The raglan seams are the gradually sloping decreases toward the upper sleeves, fronts, and back. Since you’re knitting a cardigan, you can join both sleeves, one on each side of the back, and then join a front to each sleeve.
How do you reduce stitches in a raglan sleeve?
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- Purl the next stitch.
- Insert the left needle into the slipped stitch from left to right, and pass this stitch over the knit stitch and off the right needle.
What is a raglan stitch?
Raglan seams are created by starting the sleeves at the very top of the neck and following the shoulder lines from the neck to the sleeves, creating a nice transition between the sleeves and the body. Raglan is a widely used technique for working increases when knitting from the top down.