Out on a Limb: Modifying Set-in Sleeves and Armholes
Friday, December 1, 2023
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Session Type:
2-Hour Class
Skill Level:
Advanced Beginner
Kim McBrien Evans
Design, Garments, Knitting
Class Details:

Ever dealt with this problem? If the shoulders fit, the sleeves don’t. If the sleeves fit, the bust doesn’t. These are common fit issues in our sweaters. Let’s fix them!

With a focus on Set-in Sleeves, you will learn:
• How to measure for armhole depth and sleeve fit
• How to draft a new sleeve cap and armhole/armscye for your sweaters
• How to change the length of a sleeve that ensures a good fit from cuff to shoulder
• Best ways to seam a set-in sleeve



Supplies for Class:

• Handout (available in the Event Hub the week of class) • Measuring tape
• Ruler (minimum 18”), long straight knitting needle, or other straight edge
• Masking or painter’s tape
• Pencil, pen for making notes and calculations
• optional: calculator