adding sleeves to a sleeveless top


Hi, it’s my first time posting so I hope this is OK. I’ve found a really nice knitting pattern in Knit Now magazine (lattice crust summer top) put it has no sleeves. I hate doing seams so was wondering if picking up stitches and then decreasing as I get to the wrists would work or is there something else you could recommend, I’m quite new to knitting patterns but okayish. Thanks in advance.


Hi and welcome!

Yes, you can pick up sts for the sleeves. Make sure the armhole is large enough to accommodate the picked up sts. They tend to narrow the opening. Your plan should work and you can try on the sweater as you work the sleeve to make sure it fits well.


brilliant thank you