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Seamless Set-In Sleeves: From Custom-Fit Armhole to Flawless Sleeve Cap


Price includes 4 hours of class.

A virtual class with Sarah Peasley

Sept 10, 2:00–4:00pm &
Sept 11, 2:00–4:00pm CDT

Are you avoiding patterns that feature set-in sleeves? Does the thought of sewing a sleeve into an armhole fill you with dread? Join Sarah and learn to design and knit any armhole and sleeve cap from the top down — without fear.

Class sessions will be recorded and remain accessible online to registered students of the class for 4 weeks following the event.

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Are you tired of trying to figure out how to sew in a set-in sleeve? Have you ever tried to design one from scratch? Those bell curves and ratios can drive you nutty! Learn how to design an armhole to fit YOUR body, then pick up and knit a perfect set-in sleeve from the top down with very little math, and no unsightly seams! Armhole shaping variations, alternative stitch patterns, and sleeve decrease calculations will also be discussed.

Special skills or knowledge needed to take this class:
Student must be comfortable knitting and purling.

Supply List
• 50 gm smooth, light-colored, worsted-weight yarn
• US 7 (4.5mm) straight or circular needles
• G/4.25 mm or H/5 mm crochet hook
• 3 stitch markers
• Stitch holders
• Safety pins
• Knitting Basics: Sharp scissors, Notebook, Pen or pencil with eraser, Stitch markers, Tapestry needles (large and small), Tape measure, Small calculator, Needles and crochet hooks of various sizes

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Customer Reviews

Based on 6 reviews
Traci N.
Informative, Easy and Delightful

I loved this class!!! Sarah does an amazing job of explaining how to create the set-in sleeve AND how to modify a pattern to use her top down the set in sleeve.

Very Beneficial Class

If you have problems with fitting sleeves correctly for your knitted garments - take this class. My sleeves were always hit and miss. After taking this class I will not have any problems to make my garments look great and very professional. Thank you!

Marilyn L.
Seamless set in sleeves

Excellent teaches who allows all levels of knitters to understand the nuances of constructing this sleeve type. Provides all, students with the tools to be independent in this effort and recognize how to prevent a problem in advance of construction.

Antonette P.
Worth your time

Excellent class with great handouts. Thorough explanations that demystify the pickup ratio for different shaped arms (round, oval, thick, thin). Very good visual presentation.

Useful info

Instructor provides lots of information on customizing fit and design and is very open to questions.

Jocelyn M.
Great info, Too Brief Opportunity to learn the Lesson

I loved the class and the teacher. I expected to, knowing the cost and the reputation of Stitches. But I was unable to finish watching inside the seemingly short seven day period. I purchased the class knowing I wouldn't be able to watch for the first couple of days but I thought I would easily finish after day four passed. But things got in my way to sit and concentrate and I was told I could only view within seven days - this was by Sandy Entenman in customer service, to whom I had reached out. So I'm sad I failed to learn and get the value from the class.