With smaller circular needle and CC, CO 118, (130, 140) sts. Join in the rnd, being careful not to twist sts. Pm at the halfway point and beg of the rnd. Work in 1x1 rib (k1 st, p1 st) for 2”. Switch to larger circular needle and knit 1 round. Switch to MC.
Next Row (WS): P across all sts.
Dec Row (RS): K1, k2tog, k to last 3 sts, sl1-k1-psso, k1-2 sts dec’d.
51, (57, 62) sts. Rep the last 2 rows once more.
49, (55, 60) sts. Cont to work even until armhole measures 3”, (3 ½, 4), end having worked a WS Row.
With smaller DPNs and CC, CO 30, (32, 32) sts. Join in the rnd and pm. Work in 1x1 rib for ½”. K 1 round. Switch to MC and larger sized dpns. Work in st st (k every rnds) until sleeve measures 1½” from CO edge. Inc 1 st at each end of next rnd, and every following 8th rnd 3, (4, 5) times more.