Re: Sleeve increases
I decided to increase on the edge stitch on each side by knitting into the front and back of each edge. As I am increasing the number of stitches, I am adding a new pattern repeat of the rib pattern. I.e, I started off increasing with a purl stitch at each end, and then after increasing on both sides the next time, I am now ending in a knit stitch. Once I have increased to 5 knit stitches, I am purling the last stitch and so on so I have the rib pattern continued with the increasing. The pattern wasn't specific about this bit but I figured that it would look nicer than just a bunch of St st increases.
As far as increasing/decreasing on the WS rows, I just did it on the right side rows when I could.
I've finished the front and back and I'm working on the 1st sleeve. My hubby wanted black, gold & white so that he could wear the sweater to local sporting events
(We live in Pittsburgh and all of the sports teams here have the same colors).
Here's a shot of the completed back :