Bella Paquita – the sleeve debate

Bella Paquita

Sorry for the dark late-at-night photo, I know it isn’t very good. I’m finally getting close to the finish on Bella Paquita. Since I wasn’t sure I’d have enough yarn, I stopped knitting the body when it was the shortest length I’d want, and put the stitches on waste yarn. I’ll go back and knit more length if I have enough yarn.

My dilemma is now the sleeve length. The pattern calls for them to go down to the elbows, with ribbing to match the body. (See the link above to see the sleeves as designed for the pattern.) I can’t decide whether I want to knit them that long. What do you think? Should I just end the sleeve now, add enough length so the bottom of the sleeve reaches the top of the ribbing on the body, or go to the elbow? If I go all the way to the elbow, I think there will be just barely enough yarn, so I won’t be able to add any length to the body.

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5 Responses to Bella Paquita – the sleeve debate

  1. Carole says:

    I like the sleeve short. I would think it would be fine to leave it the length it is now.

  2. Lani says:

    I think that sleeve length is perfect. (and may I say, “Wow that was a quick knit!”) 😀

  3. margene says:

    What time of year will you wear it most. I’m for a little longer sleeve as the proportion doesn’t seem quite right.

  4. Chris says:

    I would just add a bit of ribbing to the sleeve and not make it elbow length.

  5. Teresa C says:

    Oooh, I’ve been thinking of making that, yours is coming along nicely.

    While I like the sleeves long, I think it is more important that you feel comfortable with the body length or you won’t wear it.

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