Well, alrighty then. Judging from the responses in the comments over the past couple of days, it appears that there are quite a number of patterns out there featuring shaped sleeve caps knitted from the top down. Go figure. So, if you are interested in making top-down shaped sleeve caps, do check the comments for suggested sources.
Me? I’m not a big fan of knitting from the top down, so I’ll stick with making my Teal Hogget sleeves from the bottom up. As it happens, I do have plenty of yarn for long sleeves. I’ve completed the first sleeve:
And I’ve got plenty of yarn left for the second sleeve. So I’m happy as I am.
I did update the Teal Hogget pattern to add the option of making long sleeves. There’s a new pdf, dated 02/21/06, which is available from the link in the sidebar.
I finished the edging around the Bolero Jacket.
All that remains now is to put the zipper in. While I could use hook closures, I won’t. I’m not a fan of hook closures — I find they tend to gap unattractively when one moves.
How do I like the Bolero Jacket? Eh. It’s okay. I think the knitted on edging is a little bulky. And the pattern, as I might have mentioned, sucks pond scum.
Still, I might actually like this jacket once it’s got a zipper inserted. The yarn is really lovely.
So I’m starting something new. But I’ll talk about that tomorrow.
Here’s a sneak preview:
Betcha can’t guess what it is.
Lucy knows, but she’s not particularly interested. She wants to concentrate on her sun lamp in the Kitty Day Spa.