Ok, so I'm feeling ambitious and brave and I'm taking a Knitting Pure and Simple v-neck sweater pattern and I'm adapting it to fit my tastes. I'm into the free-flowingness of a bell sleeve right now and, in premise, it seems simple enough: increase evenly until you get the billowy effect you want, right? I'm thinking of following the basic pattern up to about the elbow, then working my increases until I get that nice bell.
So, question: anyone know how many increases/rows it would take to make your standard average bell? I'm not talking anything wonky large like those from the 70s; I just want a modest bell sleeve like this: http://www.knitpowerstopeace.blogspot.com/
Also, just in case my ambition falls flat on its arse, does anyone know of a free pattern that actually shows me how to make bell sleeves?