So to take this a bit further…I’ve got the part where you divide for front and back and 3NBO the shoulders, now the picking up of stitches for the sleeves.
How do you know how many stitches to pick up for the sleeves? If it’s a drop shoulder sleeve (I think that’s what it’s called anyways, you know, when the body of the sweater is pretty much square) I can figure it out but what if there is armhole shaping, how do you do it?
I’m reviving this because I have this exact question about converting a pattern from flat to circ just for the sleeves. These are sleeves being knit to a square body (sown in the pattern pic), but there is a lace pattern involved that goes like this…
There is 1 knit stitch at each end of a row for seaming. The pattern says to pick up 61 sts along the armhole edge, then start decreasing in regular intervals to the cuff. Should I only pick up 59 stitches to eliminate the selvedge sts?
Seems simple enough if I use markers at the armhole to remember to do an all purl round for the WS row. Any other “gotchyas” to look out for the convert this??
A steek is when you knit something in the round, then cut it. Some Norwegian or Swedish knitting is done that way; knit a tube, then cut on the edges for armholes and down the front if you want to make it a cardigan.