I’ve been making progress on my under-sleeves but it isn’t turning out like I envisioned. I thought they’d look more like this…
But they don’t “work” that way. This is how they really look.
Two things: if I had known the darker color would have been so prominent, I would have chosen a different color. I intend them to be worn with this dress so I thought a few thin stripes of beige would be nice.
Now that I see they are primarily beige I feel like they would have been better in a pink or burgundy color or better yet, same colors but reversed.
The other thing is I can’t quite figure out why there is a wide white stripe hidden under the two puffs. There are four possible answers. One is the instructions are wrong. The second is I’ve misunderstood the instructions (most probable reason). The third is that the white stripe is intended to be added interest that flashes as the arm moves. The final reason is conservation of wool. If I knit the sleeves as all brown with thin white stripes, I will likely run out of brown and have a ton of white left over.
If I make these again, I will rewrite the pattern so that it looks like how I envisioned them or do them in a different color.