I have been searching the web for a v-neck sweater pattern at beginner's level, and I can't find one that I like or think I can knit at this point. I did,however, find this simple v-neck vest that is perfect for the body of the sweater:
My question: how easy (or should I say hard) would it be to turn this into a long-sleeved sweater? I assume I could find another pattern where I liked the sleeves - but how to match them up? Trial and error? By counting stitches? Simply by measuring?
I probably shouldn't be attempting something like this yet, but I really would like to try a sweater, particularly since I'll be seeing my mom over Christmas and she can teach me all about seams (assuming I'm done by then) - she's an experienced knitter who I unfortunately only see about twice a year because she lives so far away...so she can't help me too much right now!