So I've been working on my first sweater (DROPS Men's Pullover with Hood) and I'm nearing the finish on the back, with only the sleeves and the hood to go. I was looking at the assembly, and noticed that the stitches of the sleeves will be running perpendicular to the stitches of the body at the seams (ex: if the body stitches go up and down like so \/ , the sleeves, at the seam, will run >, creating a junction that looks like >\/ ). In researching how to join these stitches, none of the joins I've found explain a seam like this.
What's more frightening is that the directions read: "...Sew in sleeves. Sew sleeve and side seams using edge sts as a seam allowance." Are these crazy people insinuating that I should be joining these sleeves with a sewing machine???
The link to the pattern is:
It doesn't look promising, does it? Oy...