Queen Sleeves

Warning:  This post contains graphic images of Sweater Cutting.  Steek-Squeamish Knitters are advised to proceed with caution.

My "Swatch" for the Queen Bee cardigan is done. It grew up into two super-cute sleeves, just as I hoped it would:

 Conjoined Sleeves, with steeks between

Conjoined Sleeves, with steeks between

 Separating the Twins

Separating the Twins

 Independent Entities

Independent Entities

 Dead. Sexy. Sleeve

Dead. Sexy. Sleeve

That's all there is to it.  I'll sew the underarm seams from the right side, with matching yarn and mattress stitch.  This will allow me to match the pattern perfectly at the seam {insert OCD remark here}.  Then I'll cover the "seam allowance" on the inside with bias tape or ribbon.  And the best part of all?  Not weaving in A SINGLE YARN TAIL.  That's right.  They'll all be secured by the steek, neatly trimmed, and hidden on the WS by the seam binding.  Which means that I could have changed colors in this sleeve on every single row, and never had to weave any ends in.  Sassy Much? 

Say it with me now:  Stranded Colorwork Is Not Hard!