Take it From the Top: Short Row Set-In Sleeve Cap

Patty Lyons

Sunday PM

We all know the hardest part about a set in sleeve is setting it in! A traditional set in sleeve is knit from the bottom up and then you sew the sleeve cap into place. If your sleeve cap isn’t perfect, your sleeve doesn’t fit. Learn how to create a sleeve cap from the top with no seaming required! We will learn how to create this little piece of short row magic by knitting a mini version and then we will finish the class by going over how to convert an existing pattern into a top down, short row set in sleeve.

Skill level: Must know how to knit, purl, cast on, bind off & simple increases & decreases and be able to work them without supervision. Knowledge of any short row techniques required. Must know mattress stitch and how to pick up stitches.

Material Fee: $0


Student Supplies:
Yarn- worsted weight or chunky yarn (the same as you used to make armholes), small amount of smooth contrasting dk weight yarn
Needles – US 8 – 10.5 (needles appropriate to yarn used in swatch) 16” circular needle or
40” if you know how to do magic loop
Notions – paper, pen, calculator, locking stitch markers

CO 15
Row 1 – 3: work three rows in stockinette starting with WS row: P, K, P
(RS) Row 4 Bind off 6 sts, work in knit to end of row (9)
Row 5 & all WS rows: P
Row 6: K1, k2tog, knit to end of row (8)
Row 7: P
Repeat last two rows three more times (5)
Work straight until armhole measures 4 ½” from armhole BO
Leave last 5 stitches on holder (for three needle BO)