It appears this is going to be quite the learning experience for me. I have one sleeve and the collar/placket left to do, and it's obvious I misread directions somewhere. If anyone is familiar with this pattern, maybe you could explain to me what I didn't "get". When working on the body, it says to knit 22 1/2 inches from the top of the shoulder or until desired length. Being short, I felt the 22 1/2 inches was long enough. When I added the first sleeve it was obvious that I had inadvertently made a belly shirt instead of a normal pullover. Where exactly is the "top of the shoulder" that I should have been measuring from? It's clear it's not where I thought it was.
I am soldiering on and am going to finish it. I THINK I might be able to salvage the overall length, as the front and back have a garter stitch border that is a "split" hem. If I am very careful, is it possible to frog back to where I had the garter stitch starting, reattach the yarn to continue in stockinette, and then redo the hem(s) when I get more length? If not, I suppose I can frog the whole darned thing and start from scratch.
Thanks in advance for any help/advice/sympathy.