I have added about1.5 inches to the sleeves of this sweater because they were too short before. I didn't like the way it made my arms look fat. (my arms are somewhat fat, but we don't need to emphasize this!) Now I really like it and think I will wear it often. It does require handwashing and drying flat, but I spun it in the dryer to get the excess water out and it dried in less than a day. I love the yarn this is knit with. Rowan Calmer is a cotton/microfiber blend that is very soft and stretchy. The stretchiness makes knitting with it so easy. I also learned how to do cables without a cable needle for this project, a really good knitting technique.