I am currently working on yellowcosmos’s “Good Egg” top down sweater. I have completed the body and am working on the first sleeve.
The pattern calls for a decrease after knitting to 9" from underarm and then an increase after reaching 14" from underarm. Since this indicates a sort of bell shape to the sleeve which I don’t want, I am wondering if I can simply omit that portion and continue knitting until I get to the pattern work. The second question is if I can omit this, can I just increase one row from the 78 sts on my needles now to the 80 required to do the pattern?