How To Adjust Knitting Sweater Patterns
Work until piece measures 12 inches from the beginning and then begin shaping armhole. This means the body of the piece is 12 inches long. It's important to understand your own body type and measurements. Do you have extra long or shorter than average arms? Is your torso long, short, or average? Or perhaps you simply prefer longer sleeves. Read through the pattern carefully and be sure you understand how it works. Especially if it's a simple pattern stitch, all you need to do is work an inch or two extra or an inch or two less. You may only need a few extra or fewer rows. You can do this at any point that measures vertically in the pattern: the sleeves, the body, or the armhole.