Alternate Sleeve for San Francisco Shirttail
This sleeve is now included in the San Francisco Shirttail pattern, along with the original mitered sleeve.
For knitters with the older version of the pattern, instructions for the easier alternate sleeve are below.
This photo also shows the neckline used for larger sizes... you just work more rounds at the neck, to your desired neckline depth.
You could also use this sleeve to change the Angel Island Shell from a shell to a pullover.
Alternate Tapered Sleeve Instructions
Pin side seams, try on sweater, and mark your desired armhole depth on front and back, then unpin seams.
Begin picking up sts halfway between the first marker and the shoulder. Continue picking up sts until you are halfway between shoulder and 2nd marker. Place the last st you picked up on left needle, then wrap and turn.
As you work in garter ridge pattern, at the end of every row pick up 4 more sts, place the last st you picked up on left needle, then wrap and turn. Pick up wraps as you come to them (see How to Wrap below).
Repeat until all sleeve sts are on needles. Continue in garter ridge pattern, working 1 decrease at each side on every 4th row (or every 6th row for a more gradually tapered sleeve) until sleeve is sufficiently tapered, then work without decreasing toward wrist, changing to stockinette st after several inches if desired. Work cuff as given in pattern or work k1, p1 ribbing to desired cuff length then bind off in pattern.
How to Wrap Stitches and Pick Up Wraps
To Wrap on a Knit Row: Bring yarn to front between needles, slip next stitch purlwise, return yarn to back between needles, slip st back to left needle, turn and continue working
To Wrap on a Purl Row: Bring yarn to back between needles, slip next stitch purlwise, return yarn to front between needles, slip st back to left needle, turn and continue working
To Pick Up Wrap on a Knit Row: Insert left needle purlwise into both the wrap and the stitch, then knit them together
To Pick Up Wrap on a Purl Row: Insert left needle purlwise into both the wrap and the stitch, then purl them together
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