I have been experimenting with square armholes lately. I wanted to find a way to knit a sweater in the round, with steeks which would have fitted shoulders rather than dropped shoulders. This technique would also have to be almost as simple as knitting a drop shoulder. I was not satisfied with any of the methods I found, so I came up with my own. I devised a way whereby I put 15% of the body stitches on hold at each underarm before casting on steeks. After cutting the steeks and joining the shoulders, I picked up stitches around the armhole, and knitting back and forth, simultaneously formed the sleeve cap, joined the sleeve to the underarm, and decreased away the underarm stitches. I am pleased with the result, and attempted to include the instructions for the armhole technique here as a file, but the CyberGods will have none of it. I have, however, figured out how to email an attachment, so if any one is interested in adding this technique to your collection drop me a line and I will email the instructions.
I am adding a second post with another photo because I am unable to get two photos in one post- apologies in advance.
The yarn is New Lanark aran weight wool/silk blend, Cobalt Tweed.
The needles are size 5 (3.75mm).