This is my first post here, hopefully I am doing it correctly. I have not knitted a wide variety of items, and this type is new.
I am knitting a toddler sized sweater jacket, it says to pick up the yarn for the sleeves, from a certain point (last color knitted) on the back, to the same point on the front. It is straight garter stitch.
It called for 42 stitches–by doubling stitches in some of the Vs, I was able to get them all in. However, the sleeves were very puffy. Ripped that out.
My knitting friend told me to pick up 3 stitches and skip one. However, If I do that the sleeve is very narrow and I don’t think it would go around a toddlers arm, especially since this is a jacket sweater and clothes would be there.
What do I do? Knit in the lesser amount of stitches or leave it puffy? The pattern came from my local knitting store several years ago and they are no longer in business to ask.
Thank you for any help