Thanks for the comments on the baby sweater!!
Rachel, I did add the additional stitches for the sleeves… Here’s how I did it:
When I got to the sleeve instruction, I placed the required number of stitches on a holder for the right front, then started working on the first sleeve stitches. I worked the sleeve sts (28) and at the end of this row I used the cable cast on to cast on 8 stitches. I turned the work and purled the 36 stitches, and again used the cable cast on for another 8 stitches. The next row I knit one stitch, worked the gull stitch pattern as specified on the 42 sts, then ended with a knit 1. I did this on every right side row–knitting the first and last stitch–until the sleeve was the right length, then I did the garter stitch cuff.
When the sleeve was done, I continued on the body sts to the next sleeve and did the same as for the first. When I was done with both sleeves, I purled across the row, picking up 14 stitches under each arm–knowing that the 8th stitch of each section would be lost at seaming. This left me with the required number of sts to complete the sweater.
Once everything was complete, I used the 8th stitch on each side of the sleeve to seam via mattress stitch. It’s as perfect as I can get!! 🙂
I hope this makes sense, but if it doesn’t, email me at the address listed above and I’ll try to do a better job of explaining!