Well, I tried again on the sleeve, adding four extra rows, but it's still not quite right. And then I suddenly realized why it wasn't right.
There are three reasons, and they have nothing to do with the pattern!
One, I am not getting row gauge. I knew this, but let myself forget how it might affect the sleeves. I am getting many more rows per inch than specified (even though this is Sublime yarn and a Sublime pattern and all that). I adjusted the main body of the garment, but not the sleeves.
Two, I forgot and used the wrong size needles on the whole sleeve. I used size US#3 for the garter stitch and then forgot to swap back to #5s.
Three, I get tighter gauge in the round, so I should be using #4s and #6s.
I mean, ya know. Like. Duh.
I have started again (actually started again twice — first time I accidentally started with #6s and switched to #4s. WHERE IS MY BRAIN?).
In another batch of not-quiteism, I think I mentioned I was working on the socks with Ashley's handspun when I realized two things (I'm into counting today):
One, 80 stitches was way too much. Even with #0 needles my gauge ain't that high.
Two, this boring ol' rib wasn't doing Ashley's lovely handspun justice.
I mean, if you're going to knit with handspun it should be special. So I pored through my books and have cast on for Nancy Bush's "Conwy."
I think this is going to be better.