Sleeve heck

Byesleeve1_1  My plan for my Malabrigo was a simple cardigan with leg ‘o mutton sleeves.  I roughed up a quick pattern and started with the "sleeve as swatch" procedure.  Here’s the sleeve and I don’t like it.  I’d feared that the fabric I got from Malabrigo would be too heavy to make a fun poufy sleeve.  I was right.  It’s not really working for me.  I’ll have to return to the drawingboard.

Now I’m thinking a plain top down stockinette cardi.  This variegated yarn is too busy for much stitch detail, so stockinette is the obvious choice.  Maybe I’ll make a modified saddle shoulder in the round from Knitting Without Tears and cut the front to make a caridgan.  Those sideways saddles and back yoke would look fab knit in a different direction.  Hmmm, I’ve got some ripping to do tonight.

I also came across a mention of Debbie Bliss’ pattern book Out of Town on Stephanie’s blog.  I innocently clicked and liked just about every pattern in the book.  I picked it up on someone’s ebay store just like that.  So click with caution people.