I'm making this sweater: http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEwinter06/PATTthermal.html and need help and suggestions with the sleeves.
Here is the point I'm at:
Sleeves (Make 2)
Using double-point needles, CO 64 sts.
Join to begin working in the round, being careful not to twist. After a few rounds have been worked, place safety pin or split ring marker in work to indicate beginning of round.
Work in Twisted Rib until work measures 2 inches.
Work 2 rounds in Waffle Stitch.
Increase Round: Work first st, m1, work in patt to last st, m1, work last st. Work 8 rounds in Waffle Stitch.
Repeat these 9 rounds 14 times more, then work Increase Round once more. 96 sts.
Continue in patt until work measures 19 inches, or desired length to underarm.
Okay - here's the thing - Waffle stitch is 2 rounds of k2p2, 1 round k all sts, 1 round p all stitches. The increase round is not always on an all k or all p round. And when you increase the pattern gets muffed a bit and gets confusing when I have to increase on a k2p2 round.
Question: Since you're increasing at the beginning and ending of a round, and this portion will be under the arm in any case, is it more important to just make sure that the pattern matches up on the outer portion of the sleeve and not worry about the pattern under the arm? Or is there a trick or tip to keeping the pattern going properly all the way around the sleeve?
Any help you could offer would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.