As I continue to recover from elbow surgery, I'm pleased to have started knitting again. I've been told that I can knit 20 minutes at a time, then have simple stretching exercises to do, and a little rest, before I go back to knitting. I've been working on Elizabeth Zimmerman's seamless sweater out of her book Knitting Without Tears - simply knitting in the round. I'm making the saddle shouldered variation.
I have a question about her ratio method, particularly when it comes to the sleeves. When I knit them as the directions say (casting on 20% of body stitches and increasing up to 33% of body stitches), I end up with a sleeve that is rather on the form fitting side. Big enough - but just. To make it a little more roomy, I actually to have increase about 6 or 8 (I'm not done with them yet) more stitches. My question is, will this screw up the numbers and the ratio when I go to join the sleeves with the body? Any ideas?
Jonathan in DC