I've finally finished the Pair of Sleeves. They went into hibernation for several months, first because I had miscalculated the length and couldn't think how to get out of it without unravelling the whole thing, and then because when I did work out how to get out of it, I didn't have a long enough circular needle. Here it is, modelled by the Intended Wearer.
It's knitted from one end to the other, circularly, flat in the middle.
The basic idea was this:
- Knit a cuff in 1x1 rib
- Knit a sleeve in st st enlivened by a pattern of diamonds front and back
- Divide for opening at the point of the front diamond, and continue the back diamond into an expanded pattern
- Rejoin and knit the other sleeve
- Knit the other cuff.
It gives a really interesting shape, which I like much more than my original design.