I’m a little shaky as I write this because I just did it. I have sleeve openings!!
Yahoo. My steek is cut. I’m so happy to be able to put this sweater on.
It looked like this before I started this morning.
Here are the 5 steek stitches for my sleeve opening. Now it’s time to open that steek.
I was going to machine stitch the steek before cutting but the thought of getting my machine out, finding a place to set it up and getting it ready was daunting. I decided to try the crochet method. There are lots of videos available.
I grabbed a small crochet hook and some lace weight yarn and got started. I worked a slip stitch through both legs of stitch #2 and stitch #4 of the 5 steek stitches.
I found that folding the fabric to make a ridge of stitches made it easier to crochet into.
There they are. Two rows of slip stitches with a nice clear path in the centre to cut.
A big breath in and snip.
Ta, da, a sleeve opening. Isn’t that amazing?
Both sides of the steek roll to the inside of the sweater. Steeks really are wonderful. I’m just going to sneak over and admire mine again.
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