I've just started knitting a man-sized cardigan that's knit in one piece. The sleeves are knit separately and I had hoped that they would be knit in the round (to avoid seaming)... but they're not. They are knit flat.
What are your suggestions for knitting sleeves in the round to avoid seaming? I'm assuming I can knit in the round until I have to start shaping the sleeve cap... but I've never converted instructions from flat to in-the-round before so I didn't want to make any haphazard assumptions.
The instructions say:
At the beginning of the next 2 rows, bind off 4 (4, 3, 3) stitches one time. At the beginning of the next 2 rows, bind off 3 (3, 2, 2) stitches one time.
At the beginning of the next 2 rows, bind off 2 (2, 0, 0) stitches one time.
Then decrease one stitch at each edge, every other row, 5 (5, 3, 5) times. Then bind off 2 stitches at the beginning of the next 18 (20, 24, 24) rows. 0 (0, 8, 8) stitches remain. Bind off loosely.
If someone could help me translate that to in-the-round knitting, I'd greatly appreciate it!
Also. About selvage stitches... What's the average # of stitches to subtract from the # of cast on stitches to account for the stitches that would normally be swallowed up by the seam?