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I am knitting a newborn cardigan top down with long sleeves. I want to knit short sleeves. The pattern says to knit 30 rows then do 1 decrease row and 5 rows garter stitch and bind off. Would I just knit half the amount of rows for short sleeves? Any suggestions? Thanks!
 

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I would find a pattern that looks like it has the sleeves the length you want in the same weight yarn.
You could look at it and see how many stitches around the sleeves are and how long it says to make them.
 

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Jnitt5 said:
I am knitting a newborn cardigan top down with long sleeves. I want to knit short sleeves. The pattern says to knit 30 rows then do 1 decrease row and 5 rows garter stitch and bind off. Would I just knit half the amount of rows for short sleeves? Any suggestions? Thanks!
That's what I would do for a starting point. Then add your garter stitch border.
 

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Sounds like there is no specific shaping to the sleeve, so yes, I'd just do half the rows then add the garter border. Not sure how many decreases in the decrease row - you may or may not want to do it - for the long sleeve, the decreases would be the wrist - for short sleeves, it will be at a wider part of the arm.
 

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RoxyCatlady said:
Sounds like there is no specific shaping to the sleeve, so yes, I'd just do half the rows then add the garter border. Not sure how many decreases in the decrease row - you may or may not want to do it - for the long sleeve, the decreases would be the wrist - for short sleeves, it will be at a wider part of the arm.
I think RoxyCatlady is right. You wouldn't want the decreases since it will be stopping at the full part of the arm.
 
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