Taking scissors to the blood, sweat, and tears of a finished knitted garment may be the scariest thing I’ve ever done. But, it had to be attempted on my Stasis Pullover, which when all was said and done, came out beautifully, but had the longest sleeves known to man. I couldn’t wear it and fake it, even if I tried.
These were no reinforced steeks my friend. Approximating where I actually wanted the colorwork on the cuffs to fall (wrist length, not 6 inches past my wrist and hand), I took my scissors right to each of the sleeves. I don’t recommend this for novice knitters, but if you’ve been around the block, understand your garment, understand your stitches, and feel confident to snip and pull and grab hanging open stitches with spare needles, give this a whirl. It works wonders for fixing garments that are too long, even bottom up–you just knit the opposite way down the sleeves and you can’t tell at all.
Finished snaps of my Stasis, now properly fitting, to come soon. For now, there are a few snaps of it here.