Alcea Sleeve Calculations
Okay, on to the sleeves.
I have 8 stitches on a holder at the underarm point -- and I've picked up 71 sts up the front, 72 sts down the back for a total of 151 sts
That's 3 full 48 st repeats of the motif, + 7
So my first round will be sts 46-48, 1-48 (x3), and sts 1-4
My sleeve is going to be 2 full 48 row repeats, plus a half - 24 rows, so that's 120 rows.
I need to decrease from 151 sts to 78 sts for the cuff -- that works out to dec 2 sts at the beginning and end of every 3rd row 39 times - for a total of 117 rows, knit 3 more rows, and you have 79 sts. On the first row of the corrugated rib, you'll have to decrease 1 to get to 78 sts.
I'm going to start on row 26 of the pattern repeat. (This is the row at my underarm point -- this way the sleeve will match the body. Yes, I could start at row 2 -- but I want the large motif to be at the top of the sleeve.)
OK, so far so good -- I've picked up my stitches, the hubby is out for the afternoon, so all I have to do is get Daisy nice and tired, put a DVD in the machine and get knitting.
I'm going to knit thru this so you won't hear from me until this first sleeve is done.
Wish me luck!