I think this first sweater is going to be a tremendous learning experience if nothing else.
I’m working Pure and Simple pattern #224 from this page and I’m at the dividing for sleeves stage. The sweater is knit from the topdown and the pattern says to cast on 5 stitches on the right needle after slipping the sleeve stitches on a scrap piece of yarn. On her website, she recommends the backward loop cast for this and it was the first cast on I learned but I dropped it quickly in favor of the neater looking long tail cast on.
Well I’ve knit a couple of rows above the cast on and the stitches on the right sleeve cast on look perfectly normal like any other stitches. But the left sleeve cast on looks big and loose like the first cast ons I did when I started knitting. You can really tell the difference between these stitches and the others. The stitches are formed correctly but the cast on looks sloppy and messy.
I’m wondering if I should frog it or will picking up stitches for the sleeve even the stitches out. I’m not even sure how far back to frog it to if I need to. Should I frog back to the row I divided for sleeves or the one before or the one after?
Sorry for the seemingly dumb question but the rest of the sweater is really looking nice and I don’t want this stupid cast on to ruin it.