I need to increase the width of the sleeve to 18 inches. Here are the pattern guidelines:
Tension: 20 st and 28 rows= 4" on US #7
18 st= 2 1/2" in Cable Patt on US #7
Now the schematic shows that the sleeve width is 15 inches; casting on 98 stitches and ending with 46 stitches (which equals 6 1/2") for the sleeve cap.
I was able to figure out that I need to increase my cast on to 116 stitches. The problem I am facing is the sleeve cap. If I follow the pattern shaping, I end up with 64 stitches left. How do I end up with the same measurement or should the sleeve cap be larger, since I increased the width of the sleeve?
And do I have to change the front and back because of the sleeve width increase?