I need to finish the last Saddle Up pullover. I’m so close but I now know that I’m missing some important information. How long should the sleeves be? I have his sleeve measurement for a raglan but a drop shoulder length is different.
Using my best guess, I knit the sleeves to just above the cuff. They look too long to me. I need to do a fitting before I work the cuffs. Yesterday I dumped the pullover in the sink and laid it out to dry. The cables have relaxed nicely.
What I should have done at the beginning was measure him from the centre back of neck to his wrist. That’s a really good way to get the sleeve measurement for a drop shoulder.
These are the measurements I have for average adults for centre back of neck to wrist.
Women: centre back of neck to wrist
Petite; Regular; Tall
29”/74cm; 30”/76cm; 31”/79cm
Men: centre back of neck to wrist
Short; Regular; Tall
30”/76cm; 31.5”/80cm; 32.5”/83cm
After blocking I measured his sweater from the centre back of neck to the end of the sleeve (sans cuff) and I get 29″/74cm. I think he’s a regular size so I may be in the ball park after all. A 3″/8cm cuff may just finish it off nicely. Fingers crossed.
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