Knitting on shaped sleeves?

I was wondering if it was possible to pick up and knit on sleeves from the top down if the body of the sweater has shoulder shaping. when you knit sleeves on, is it necessarily the case that they will be of the drop sleeve variety?

It depends on if the armhole is shaped, or just a few stitches bound off, then straight up with no more decreases. If it’s shaped (stitches bound off and decreased a few times up the armhole) then I don’t think you can pick up.


I think there’s a way to do it with short rows, but I’m not sure of the technique.

I figured. Thanks, ladies.