This is my loverly sweater. :D It can be found in One Skein by Lee Radford. It really is a quick easy knit. The right side is done and very pretty. It lined up perfectly! And no puckering. Yay.
I think one thing that helped was the advice my friend Marisa gave me. She told me to bind off the sleeves in a needle one to two sizes large than the one I was knitting with to keep it a bit looser so the sleeve isn't too tight around the shoulder. That actually just happened to my friend Bernadette. She too just finished her first sweater. She had spend $60 on a lovely cashmarino yarn and she did a beautiful job except on one sleeve where she bound off too tight and then pulled it too tight when she was sewing it together. So, not only did it pucker really bad, but we could hardly get an arm of any of the baby's in, not even Kitty's petite little appendage's fit. So I was glad to know that bit of advice.
This was such a quick, easy knit that I've been thinking of buying several skeins of wool in varying colors, and knitting several up to stash for last minute baby gifts. Also, I was thinking of perhaps trying to pick up stitches around the armhole and knitting it from the shoulder down, instead of knitting it separately. One less seam to sew, if it works. Hrmmm.........
This is being knit as a gift for a little one set to arrive next month. The parents don't know what it is, which is good since the gray will actually go either way. Besides, this is what I had in the stash. :D