Eula is a great summer pattern, knit in Berroco Modern Cotton™ and designed by Amy Christoffers, that I have been thinking about a lot lately. I love the capped sleeve detail – a shape that’s flattering on women of all sizes. My curvy self felt pretty great in it when I tried it on!
Eula’s cap sleeve is worked directly from the body, using a cable cast on over 2 rows, increasing a bit and adding short rows. Making short rows can be daunting at first, but once you get a hang of it, you’ll see it’s a breeze!
When you reach the point in the pattern where you need to wrap and turn, bring your yarn to the front of your work, slip the next stitch from your left needle to your right needle. Move your yarn to the back of your work. Slip the stitch you started with back to your left needle. Turn your knitting to work in the opposite direction, leaving some stitches unworked for now. If the slipped stitch is wrapped in yarn then you have successfully wrapped and turned! You’ll be amazed at the shaping that you can do by wrapping and turning.
If you prefer to watch and learn, follow along with my demonstration…
We’ve had some great questions on how the short rows lead up to the lace on the sleeves. Here are some tips (if you are knitting size small or up, you might want to grab some stitch markers):
Establish Lace Pattern
Row 1 – Knit X amount of stitches (according to your size) place a marker, work row 1 of lace pattern to the last X stitches, place a marker, knit to the end.
Row 2- Purl X (the same number as the row above) amount of stitches, slip marker, work row 2 of lace pattern to the last X stitches, slip marker, purl to the end.
Keep your markers on the sides of your fabric as you work your lace pattern. This will help you keep everything in line.
Can’t wait to see some finished Eulas!