First off, I want to thank each of you for your very kind words on my post yesterday. You are all gems. I was a little nervous to get so personal on my blog, since I tend to keep things pretty light around here, but all hesitation was gone as soon as I saw your sweet comments. Thank you, thank you.
Step 1. Try on your sweater and fold up the sleeve to the desired length. On most cardigans there is a several-inch ribbed trim on the wrist band, which you’re going to want to keep. So fold up to your desired length while taking into account the few inches of ribbed section you will keep.
Step 2. Carefully remove the sweater, keeping your fold in place. Pin the fold in place, then carefully sew around the arm hole, directly below the ribbed section. (This is a little bit tricky because you have to keep those 3 or 4 inches of sleeve at the bottom out of the way, so go slowly).
Step 3. Cut off the extra fabric and zigzag or serge around the raw edge.
Step 4: Repeat on the second arm.
And that’s it! Much better, and much less overwhelming.