Knit 2" from underarm cast on.
*K1, Sl1,K2tog,PSSO, knit to 4 st left in round, Sl1,K2,PSSO, K1.
Knit 5 rounds.
K1, K2tog, knit to 3 at left in round, K2tog, K1.
Knit 5 rounds.*
I repeated the above instructions 4 times then switched to the latter decrease round every 5 rows until I reached 72st.
The sleeves ended up perfect! I borrowed one of her favourite sweaters to compare it to my sweater and the sleeves came out perfect and the sweater ended up almost perfect. I had to knit an extra inch on the length the night before I gave it to her. Then it was spot on :-)
Pattern: Etching by Linda Wilgus
Yarn: Cascade 220 Superwash Sport in Charcoal
I love the shawl collar I added on :-) It adds an extra coziness to the sweater.
A close up of the button band details :-)
The cabling detail up the side.
I couldn't be happier how the whole sweater came out. I put it in the washer and dryer and the yarn fluffed right out and made the sweater super soft. It was still slightly damp when I gave it over to my baba. So I laid it out and gave it a gentle tug and positioned it how I wanted it to dry.
She loved it :-) I loved it!
Happy Knitting :-)