I am making the mary Maxim reindeer sweater with the raglan sleeves for my friend. Sadly they live two provinces away so I am unable to measure him in person.
The pattern says that for the size 42 ... the sleeve seam length should be 17 3/4".
My friend's arm length from his armpit to wrist is 25" (he has really long arms).
When I put the front and back pieces on my husband I noticed that the underarm of the sweater sits about 3" below his actual underarm (to allow for arm movement I am guessing).
for 1 inch = 4 rows
How many rows would you estimate that I need to make the sleeves long enough for his arms. Do I account for 3 inch difference in the underarm? Or how do I have him measure it so that I get this correct, as once it is completed I will be shipping it out there so it has to be correct the first time I make it.
any suggestions and advice welcomed