Well, tried the M1 Front, Make 1 Back - left/right (for raglan sleeves, I think they're called?) as shown in the video. I suck! Big holes still. Plus needle may not be pointy enough but having a heck of a time getting needle into stitch. I'm not digging lacy holes where the sleeves set in!
Would Knit front & back, place marker, knit front & back work? Is there an alternate sleeve method I should check out in "knit top down, all one piece baby sweaters?!.
Not sure why her instructions include circular needle info as the end of the sleeves are the only thing I could see possible knit in round. Really threw me off. I think the sweater is excellent for getting on and off sleeping babies with zipper in back. Maybe I just didn't find a well enough written version.
I'm not adverse to sewing seams but I have zero knowledge making sweaters. I have a smaller version of a well made hooded baby sweater to go by 58 stitches cast on instead of the 78 in this one as best I can tell. They must have came from the genesis of the same pattern. I took out garter stitch borders between hood and neck, neck ribbing and body. Now that I've torn out the 3 inches I had done may add knit row to divide. I don't want the ridge of a garter between each section.