Making this sweater http://www.garnstudio.com/lang/en/visoppskrift.php?d_nr=69&d_id=8&lang=us for a friend. She wants finished length to be about 31". Pattern calls for about 29". Given the nature of the stitch, which will grow in length in short order, should I aim for 29"? Also, how much stretch to allow for in sleeves? (BTW, I’m making up in smaller gauge.)
Also, I need to add pockets. I’m a whiz at doing the patch kind but am bit stymied here. Don’t want to do side seam and not sure about set-in given the stitch pattern (how to finish off the upper edge). I wondered if possible to stitch the pocket area in st st and then make patch, in pattern, to go over that area.
Any help, feedback appreciated.