So to recap both shoulder straps are now worked and the neck opening and I continue now to knit down the front and back for 9 inches to the armhole.

Into armholes go sleeves and I am going to start my sleeves from the top and pick the stitches up around the opening  You will take a piece of waste yarn that matches the knitting worked and using a size smaller needle we will place the needle tip from the right side through to the wrong and pick up a loop from the waste yarn piece ,I am going 2 rows in from the edge stitch and we go in via a bar between stitches but we only take 3 for every 4 we could take .

I am going to be working short rows to get a good fit at the top of the arm.I then want to work these sleeves circulary.

Here you can see the waste yarn and the stitches collected equally either side of the shoulder seam 

If you do this after knitting down to the armhole length then obviously you will collect all your stitches but I am racing ahead and am going to do the short rows as Igo along with my garment length.My aim is to be able to post avery half done sweater to Kev so he can try on and also see how the shoulder and sleeve fit.We now see the sleeve top start to take shape here.

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About Chrissie

Hi I reside in the UK,I am an avid felter,knitter,and teach wire jewelry, Author of 10books and Co-author of a felting book and create various knittting kits, felting tutorials. 2021 Teaching Please email tba 2020 Teaching Le Fil de la Manche TBA Bogense. CANCELLED Copenhagen CANCELLED 2019 teaching Le Fil de la Manche Bogense Copenhagen Taught on the Baltic cruise with Craft Cruises Taught LochNessKnitFest 2016 2017 2018 Taught In Fano Denmark in 2011.2013,2014,2015,2016 2017, 2018 Appeared in Handmade in Britain published November 2011. Teaching at Creative Felting Gathering Festival 2012 Teaching felting and surface design at Arbruzzo School of Creative Art October 2013. UK Representative for the Surface Design Association Exhibited in McGuiness Gallery Bishop Auckland Exhibited in Bowes Gallery,Barnard Castle. Exhibited Strikke Festival Fano 2015 Felting Designs and Knitting Designs Shop at