I am making this cardigan. http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEspring03/PATTsitcomchic.html
I finished the body of the sweater, up to the armpits, and have almost both sleeves finished. Next comes the part where I will join the 3 pieces together and start raglan shaping.
The patterns asks to cast off 12sts on underarm portion of each sleeve (they are knit in the round). I read somewhere else that someone who had made it, rather than casting those stitches off, kept them on a holder as well as the ones that were supposed to be cast off the underarm portion of the main body piece, and grafted them together instead of casting off and seaming.
I have kept those stitches on holders and plan to graft. That part I'm okay with.
What I'm wondering is this. I've never done this type of sweater before with raglan shaping and all that. I'm trying to visualize whether it would be best for me to do the underarm grafting at the VERY end, OR if it would be better for me to do the grafting BEFORE I join the 3 pieces????