Neater way to pick up raglan sleeves on a holder

hi all :slight_smile:
i just finished a raglan baby sweater.
& in working the sleeves, which are on scrap yarn, did the one & working on the 2nd…problem is, the joining area is sloppy, the few stitches r big & there is a hole.
is there a neater way to do these joins/sleeves?
thanx
peace&blessings
mary~

What method are you using to sew the sleeves in? If you are using mattress stitch, you can “go in” by an extra stitch/row to hide a loopy edge better.

Do you mean that you’re joining the sleeves to the body to complete the rest in one piece? If that’s the case, I don’t think it’s unusual to have weird gaps in those spaces. All I’ve ever done is separate the plies of whatever yarn I’m using and sew that little gap shut with a few little stitches. I don’t know if there’s a better way.