I think I have a knack for sticky wickets!
Instead of using the yarn indicated by the pattern I’m working (cartigan-style), I substituted another yarn that will shrink some (my guage shrank lengthwise). So, I thought I’d be clever (my first mistake? hehe) and added a couple inches worth of extra rows to allow for some shrinkage. The thing is, I eventually realized that by having additional rows between the armhole BO and the shoulder, I increased the size of the armhole.
So…I am making the sleeves wider to seam correctly into the armhole, but now I’m worried about what will happen when the finished piece shrinks lengthwise. The sleeve top is a width, not a length, so I don’t know if it will shrink proportionately. I’m afraid it’s going to come out funky.
If anyone has dealt with this I sure would appreciate tips!
If no one else was ‘clever’ enough to have this problem, I’ll let you know what happens in a couple weeks!