How you attach the sleeves to your sweater body depends on the design of your sleeve cap and armhole. If you're making a dropped-shoulder sweater or one with an angled armhole and straight cap, you can use the head-to-side grafting technique explained in the "Grafting head to side" section earlier in this chapter. If you're making a sweater with a set-in sleeve, you need to use the backstitch for seaming; see the earlier section, "Sewing seams with backstitch," for instructions.
To attach a set-in sleeve to a sweater body, follow these steps:
1. Mark the center of the sleeve cap at the top edge and align it with the shoulder seam on the sweater body, as shown in Figure 16-20.
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