Sleeves

Using size 3 (3.25mm/UKI0) needles, cast on 45 [47:49] sts and work 2in (5cm) in rib as given for back.

You can work the sleeves one at a time. But you can also work both sleeves at the same time on the same needles, like the neck shaping. By doing this, you will know that you have worked all the shaping in exactly the same way. Cast on two sets of stitches, with a ball of yarn for each, and work across the first sleeve, pick up the new yarn and work the same row across the second sleeve.

Change to size 6 (4mm/UK8) needles and work in st st, inc I st at each end of 5th and every foil I Ith [I0th:9th] row to 67 [71:77] sts.

Work 4 rows straight in st st and then increase I st at each end of next row. Work 10 [9:8] rows straight and then increase on the next row. Use the same method for the increases as before.

Work straight until sleeve measures 20^ [21:21W] in (52 [53.5:54.5] cm), ending with a p row.

Shape cap

Bind (cast) off 5 [6:7] sts at beg of next 2 rows. Dec I st at each end of next 3 rows, then on foil 3 alt rows, and then on every foil 4th row to 41 [41:45] sts. Dec I st at each end of every foil alt row to 25 sts, and then on foil 2 rows, ending with a p row. Bind (cast) off 4 sts at beg of next 2 rows, then rem 13 sts.

The top of a set-in sleeve is shaped in a curve to fit into the armhole. Read the instructions carefully and use a pencil and paper to keep a tally of the straight rows and decreases. Use the same method to decrease as before.

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