Setting in sleeves: The Ordinary Knitter – episode 40

The Ordinary Knitter Podcast
Setting in sleeves: The Ordinary Knitter - episode 40
setting in sleeves
Khaki yarn from Aldi for a husbandjumper

Welcome to episode 40 of The Ordinary Knitter, the knitting podcast that’s (mostly) about the projects. My name is Heather and I’m @theordknitter on Twitter, @theordinaryknitter on Instagram and @ordinaryknitting on Ravelry. This week: setting in sleeves, the last word on Ivy, tangling with Taylor, to buy new yarn or not to buy new yarn and if I do will I get my knickers in a twist about all the projects and stash building up? Once upon a time yes, but not this year because I have a plan. Before I go on, I do hope ‘fecking’ isn’t a swear word. If it is, the more sensitive listener might wish to put their fingers in their ears and sing ‘I can’t hear you, la la la’ at 16 minutes.

Ft knitting patterns:

  • Ivy
  • Taylor – the original is quite different from the image with the Ravelry link, which has a different neckline

Ft knitting tutorials:

Ft knitting Twitter accounts:

Ft Ravelry threads:

Setting in Sleeves

setting in sleeves
You can see the wonky shoulder, a portent of things to come.

I’ve had problems with setting in sleeves since the first jumper I made for my son. You can see in the project photos that one of the sleeves is a little bunched at the shoulder. I’ve since had problems setting sleeves in neatly on several occasions, and now realise how wonderful raglans are for completely avoiding this problem. The general consensus on the Ravelry thread I link to above is that it will be okay, but on this occasion I’ve complicated everything by making Taylor in garter stitch rather than stocking stitch so I won’t know for sure til I start making up properly, which I’ll do tonight. I’m very pleased that my next two projects don’t have a single sleeve between them.


Music credit:

“Carpe Diem” Kevin MacLeod (
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