I actually finished the second sleeve just after the New Year, but didn't bother posting about it. I finally got around to sewing it in to the body today. We took the day off because of the snow that was being called for so I decided it was high time I finished this one. Besides, I picked up yarn for two more pullovers of this same pattern at the post office this morning. Because I tend to knit in the round I set sleeves the same way I would for fabric tops. Turn the body inside out, put the sleeve inside so that the right sides are together, pin around the edges and start sewing. I try to leave a long enough tail on the sleeve to use for doing the sewing so I minimize the number of tails I have to weave in at the end. I also did short row shaping on the shoulders and a three needle bind off. In knitting, as in sewing, it is these finishing details that really help give the final product a more polished appearance.
Pattern: Ladies Sweater - 1838 from Moments No. 005
Yarn: SMC Select Extra Soft Merino Fino
Needles: US 2.5 (3.0 mm) and US 3 (3.25 mm)