Okay knitting gurus, can anyone help me with this one? I’m ready to knit the sleeves on my Starburst Sweater. I’m supposed to pick up 72 stitches around the armhole. The problem…I seem to only be able to get 54. I’m not sure why that is. I hesitate to make the armhole bigger (rip back side seams). I actually have really small arms, so I’m less worried about it fitting as I am having it look right (i.e., having the drape and fit it should).
What should I do? Could I pick up 54 sts, and then increase to 72? Should I rip back the side seams? Is there a way to pick up more sts? (I just picked up one sts for every sts on the back and one sts for every slipped edge st on the front).