the first and last stitch of every row. This creates a
nice edge on your knitting and the garter stitch bumps make row counting
and decrease two stitches in from the edges of your knitting, on the
right side of your work. To increase I prefer the Make One
Right at the beginning of a row, and Make One Left at the end of a row. For
decreasing use ssk at the beginning of a row, and K2tog at the end of
at the beginning of a row, and leave at least a 6" tail.
common problem when assembling a sweater is the sleeve cap not fitting
nicely into the armhole. The two main causes are:
armhole depth is not correct. Always measure your armhole
from the middle of your knitting, not the side.
row gauge is off. Sleeve cap shaping is determined by the
row gauge, so if this is off, your cap will not fit. If
your stitch gauge is right but your rows are off, your cap directions
may need to be rewritten so they will work.