Now I followed a Craftsy Class with Carol Feller about this subject and really wanted to shorten the sleeves so I could wear the Softest sweater. So I started to work it. I opened the seams till the point that I wanted to shorten it and cut one stitch. I guess that the needle size would be 2mm and hoped that would be correct. I like to live dangerous sometimes...
Then I proceeded to unravel the stitch and put the stitches above it on the needle. When all the live stitches were on the needle I did the same but just above the ribbing of the sleeve. Then I had to graft them together.
Sighing I searched on the tube for some videos explaining kitcheners stitch. I almost never can remember it. But then something lovely happened. I found a video explaining how to KNIT the kitcheners stitch!
MY mind was BLOWN!
I tried it and suddenly it was so easy to memorize it!
Here is the end result. Pretty neat right?
Here is the length of knitted fabric I removed. It is not that great of a picture and I have to admit I unraveled it some more to get enough yarn to do the graft, but I hope you get the idea...
And now I only have to do the same thing to the other sleeve and I have the Softest Sweater to have and to wear. Right at the moment when Spring is here! Hurray!!!
Disclaimer: Sketches were made probably a little bit too quick and I do need some more practice with computer drawing, so please excuse the shabby art...