Just thought I would check in and say hello - I've been on knitting rest for a while with some too-much-knitting-too-much-playing-too-much-computer induced hand/arm strain...and after some hilariously expensive treatment at the musician's hand therapy centre (very good and worth every penny) I'm back on the pins.
I was rushing to finish a cardigan for a friend's birthday last April with Rowan country wool (2.5 stitches to an inch on size 13 (UK9) needles) and, hadn't really banked on how big it needed to be to account for the thickness of teh wool. So I've un-picked it and started again. Because it's so thick, I wanted to make it seem-less and have started out with a body with 130 stitches.
I have Elizabeth Zimmerman's book, 'knitting without tears' and was planning to use her guidelines for a seamless, saddle shouldered sweater. I'm sure there's a Zimmerman enthusiast or 2 amongst you so I have a couple of questions:
Am I right that her percentage calculations for arm cast ons are quite narrow (1 fifth of body stitches increasing to 1 third)?
If I make a wider arm, will all my percentages be wrong?
Anyway, any help /thoughts gratefully received.