I'm knitting "Sorrel" from Rowan 40, and the sleeves are knit in a sort of rib. I've been increasing, and now I'm at the point where the pattern says to knit until the sleeve measures 44cm.
My question is that because the sleeve is rib, it's really springy, so I must need to stretch it a bit to measure it (or do I??!), but how much is enough?
I took some (admittedly quite poor) pictures to show how stretchable it is:
Stretched a bit:
I would really appreciate advice about this!
Thank you x