Knitwear does not lose its relevance, not only because of its attractive appearance, but also due to our weather conditions. If you are fascinated by knitting, knitting sleeves will not be a problem for you. However, often beginning knitters in this place experience the greatest difficulties. There is, of course, an option to knit only things without sleeves, but then you will have to confine yourself to vests and vests. So, we'll figure it out in these wizards.
What are the sleeves
The simplest classification of a knitted sleeve is: simple and vtachnoy. They differ from each other, first of all, in form. The first has the form of a trapezoid, and the second is rounded from above. In this regard, knit vtachnoy sleeve is a little more complicated. Usually the sleeves are knit from the bottom, but there are other options. For example, knitting sleeves from the top with knitting needles can hardly be called a complex process, especially when it comes to a simple trapezoid shape. Much less often the sleeve is knit from the side. This is not always convenient if the sleeve is long. In addition, it is difficult to withstand the length, because the thread can stretch and contract during the mating process. In the general scheme, the sleeve is knit quite simply.
- First there is an elastic band about 10 rows.
- After that, the main picture and the smooth addition of loops.
- In the case of a simple sleeve, the hinges are closed simultaneously, and then it is sewn to the product.
If you are knitting an integral sleeve, then the decrease of the loops will be different. First you make a sharp decrease in three loops on both sides, then two more loops in the next row. Then a more gradual decrease, forming a semi-circular shape of the top. The middle loops also close at the same time. In more detail this sleeve is described for each specific model. Knitting crochet sleeves is done in a similar way. Depending on its design in general, the sleeve can be called raglan, a "flashlight", it can be a sleeve in the shape of a "bat" or have a length of three quarters and so on. Let's start with the most common form - raglan.
We knit with a simple sleeve-raglan
Such a sleeve is more often used in men's sweaters and sports models. In such models, movements are not constrained, but it looks very attractive. The principle of his mating is simple: you make uniform decreases at the end of the sleeve on both sides, which form a semblance of an isosceles triangle. All remaining loops are closed at the same time, when the neck opening is reached. It should be noted that the reduction is done both on the back and in front. You need to loosen one loop in every second row. Both sleeves knit symmetrically. As a result, at the very top will be quite a few loops, about five or six cm. They can be closed simultaneously or in two stages. Such a sleeve can also be knitted from above. This is done simply. Simply, when you tie in front and back to the sleeve (and you can do it on the circular spokes, so there will be no seams at all), leave five loops on the pins. Of these, you and make raglan. Knitting sleeves on top of the spokes is no different, only the loops are not reduced, but, on the contrary, are added first, and then their number gradually decreases to the base of the hand.
Vtachnoy sleeve on needles
Such a sleeve looks more organic and is used more often, so it's not out of place to find out how it fits. Before the pellet is simple, you need to evenly add loops throughout the entire mating. Their frequency depends on the length of the sleeve and your size. Difficulties begin when the sleeve itself is loosened. In this case, the number of hinges of the half of the sleeve is conditionally divided into three segments. They can even be marked with a colored thread. The same is done on the other side. These labels are needed in order for the pellet to be smooth and fit organically into the finished model. Loops from the first group are reduced sharply: first 4, then 3, and then 2, until all is over. Then there is a gradual decrease in one loop in each row. And in the third part, subtract three loops until all the loops run out. This is a general outline of how the sleeve fits together.
Sleeves like a bat
In fact, knitting with the sleeves of the sleeve "bat" is good first of all in that the ready-made sleeves will not need to be sewn to the sweatshirt, and you can not cheat with the size. Simply, when you knit a sweatshirt and there comes a moment for the beginning of the sleeve, you add a lot of loops in several receptions to fit a large sleeve. These sleeves are then tied with an elastic band to get the desired length. In general, those who like knitting with knitting needles, knitting sleeves of this format will master without difficulty.
Short sleeves on needles
Such a sleeve can be connected in one of the above-described techniques, or it may be an intact one. Due to its small size, it will look good in the finished model. The principle of his knitting is very simple: the back and front expand to the desired number of loops at the time of transition to the sleeves. The knitting of the short sleeve with knitting needles differs from the "bat" in that the transition is carried out abruptly, rather than smoothly. Sleeve as if is at an angle of 90 degrees to the main knitting.
The letter "P"
Another version of the jacket, which is not an ordinary sleeve. Imagine a sweatshirt, in which the sleeve is, and all shoulders are open. The back and front knit exactly or with darts to the level of the middle of the chest. Now start knitting the sweater. Sleeves are simply long knitted strips resembling a scarf in shape. Only knit is better on circular knitting needles to avoid unnecessary seam. Then these strips are sewn to the jacket in front and behind, and the sleeves remain free. Of course, they do not lie on their shoulders, but they are lowered. In general, the whole jacket looks like the letter "P". Just do not forget to tie the sleeves tight rubber band, so that the jacket is better kept shape.
If you do not like knitting, knitting sleeves is even easier to learn with a hook. Some masters fully give preference to this tool. There are many reasons for this, but what are the sleeves in this case? Exactly the same as those already described. Only additions look even simpler: you either double-loop the same loop, or dial a string of air loops in the amount that is required. To loosen loops, you need to tie two or three loops at the same time. Difficulties can arise only in openwork patterns. Here it is necessary to watch, so that the pattern does not get lost, you need to knit by drawing, and not according to the scheme. Sleeves crochet can be vtachnymi, and raglan. Much less likely to tie sleeves "bat."
Here are far from all the ways how sleeves crochet. These are the basic principles. There are some special moments, but you can read about them in the description of each particular model. You can sew a sleeve with a regular needle with a wide eyelet and thread, or you can crochet, but the seam in this case will be stiffer, although more reliable. To make the stitches softer, they can be unzipped with an iron. But do not overdo it, otherwise the thing is deformed and stretched. Even if it is not indicated in your model, it is better to start any sleeve with a rubber band, even a short sleeve. This tip does not apply to crochet. Begin boldly knitting with knitting needles, knitting sleeves is not such a difficult task as it may seem, so do not leave your creations unfinished. After all, the sleeve can always be bandaged and change its shape. It's not so long and certainly not difficult.