Nikol here. I’m almost finished, but I still haven’t committed to a sleeve. I knit one of each and I’m parading around in the mirror trying to decide. Help me pick?
That’s the cap on the left and the flutter on the right. The wee sleeve variations eat very little yarn, so I’m making the torso longer, which I think suits the plainer version. In fact, you can get this length of the collarless, mini-sleeve variation out of a mere 4 balls of yarn.
I also have a great tip for people knitting the original, collared version. I’m a loose knitter, especially in seed stitch, and I noticed my collar was starting to stretch over time. Here’s a very quick way to stabilize the collar, and it has the added bonus of defining the fold.
It’s fastest in crochet, but you can produce the exact same effect by knitting.
Start the wrong side facing and your collar on top, look for the first row of stockinette after the seed collar. It will be the first row that’s composed completely of purl stitches. You’ll loosely work a stabilizing row through those purl bumps.
You’ll need an H/8 crochert hook or US 8 knitting needle. You need to use a needle one size up and work loosely so your collar will be stable without pulling in.
To crochet, working one stitch through each purl bump, work one row of slip stitch.
To knit, pick up and immediately bind off one stitch through each purl bum across the row.
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That Girl! KAL: Which Sleeve?!