I'm making the shapely
. It will be my first sweater. (*squee!*)
I just finished the bust short rows, and I did two rounds to pick-up all the wrapped stitches. (I'm converting this pattern to in-the-round, so after wrapping my last purl stitch I turned and picked up the knit/left-side wraps, and then I did another round and picked up the purl/right-side wraps.)
Okay, so now the pattern says to "Work to desired length to underarm." What does this mean?
Well obviously I know what this means, but exactly how long is that supposed to be?
Like I said, it's my first sweater so I'm afraid of putting my armholes too low or too high and winding up with an uncomfortable fit.
That's the first question, second question: How difficult would it be to add sleeves to this thing?
I'm knitting this in 100% acrylic and it's starting to feel a bit warm. Plus, I think some puffed sleeves would look really cute... (see attachments for inspiration pics -- though I'd like a little more height if possible and maybe half the length of the red sleeves). I googled around and learned that puffed sleeves need to be set-in, which can be a challenge (but that's okay for me, I'm willing to experiment).
Does anyone have a link for a good puffed sleeve pattern like this? (Again, I googled around, and the puffed sleeves I found looked kinda droopy -- is this inherent to a knitted sleeve? Or is there some fabulous puffed-up sleeve pattern lurking about on the interwebs?) Or, could you recommend a book?
I understand that this will require me to convert the pattern to the stitch/row gauge I'm at now, and that's okay.
Thanks in advance for any advice/tips/links you all can share!