Saturday, February 05, 2005

Ribby Sleeves.....Check!

Whew...I began to wonder if they would ever end! I finally bound them off this morning. Now I wonder that they aren't pretty long for me...One of my major complaints as a "woman of size" is the issue that most patterns (sewing-wise, anyway..I don't have any experience with knit patterns!) and off the rack clothes for a size 1x and up are made for women who are 6' tall with ape arms. Yes, I am a large woman, but I am also 5' tall. Even if I shortened it, it doesn't "hang" right half the time, the line of the garment is spoiled. Petite sizes sometimes go as high as an 18, but in my experience it's on the small side of 18.

Hopefully, I will continue to gain experience with my knitting and learn how to tell when something will be too long and how to correct it at the right spot...

How are you doing Marie?? Pretty silent over at Knitti-Me, she must be knitting up a storm....

2 comments:

Michele said...

Lisa - Pleased to "meet" a fellow five foot tall 1X-er. I am bound and determined to start (and finish....) the Must Have Cardi and have no idea how I am going to manage the size issue, but will be happy to share any tips I stumble on along the way. I just finished an adaptation of one of the sweaters in AS's Fishermen Knits and am still in the euphoric "It fits!!" stage. I think I will start with a sleeve and then go on from there. That's my plan for today, anyway. Good luck!
Michele

Bron said...

I had to smile at 6' & ape arms. That describes me & I wear a 1X & swear the clothes are made for Little People. Sleeves are always too short for me. Hmmm...I think they are actually made for those about 5'6" or 5'7" so we're both outa luck. :::grin:::

Congrats on the Ribby Sleeves!