I am making the Flax sweater in men’s large.
Everything is working well. I am just now starting to do the sleeves. As directed, I placed the 58 stitches I had placed onto waste yarn onto 16” circ needle. I knit across these stitches to where I am picking up the 4 stitches from the body at the underarm, place marker, then pick up the next 4 stitches and joining. When I pick up the stitches, I am left with huge holes on either side of the picked up stitches. Is there a secret to picking up these stitches that I don't know?