Originally Posted by Lighting57
I want the sweater to end about mid buttocks or slightly lower (about where my wrist are hanging at my side). If I had an idea where the seam fell below the armpit then I could better judge how long to actually make the sides. The pattern calls for 15, 16, & 17 inch sides. That's why I asked.
OH! I used the long tail CO and my bottom edge is rolling. Will blocking take care of this? The LB AL-PA-KA is 30% wool/ 30% alpaca, & 40% acrylic.
Not sure what to tell you about the length. Take another sweater that you own and compare the lengths to make a judgment call. With me being 4.5" shorter than you...none of how this size 40 fits me will fit you the same way. How my armholes area fits my short frame is unreliable intel for a woman of your height. A 5'0" woman is shorter than a 5'4" woman in all areas...back waist length, leg length, torso/midriff length. My shoulder-to-armpit length will be a correspondingly shorter measurement than yours, so where my jacket fits me is not an example you should follow. What do your schematics tell you about the length of the armhole area? If your row gauge is spot on, you will get that length stated in the schematics. Check yourself as you knit up the Back Armhole area. If you have to...rip it down to add or substract rows to get the measurement stated in the schematics. Easier to experiment with the Back (no cabling) than on the Fronts.
I think blocking will take care of rolling that occurs due to a long tail CO. But you always have remedies to that later on. You can do the reverse crochet stitch all along the bottom edge to give it more weight if you have to. (aka "crab stitch")