As you can see, the sleeves have been set aside on some string and I’ve started knitting the body.
I worked one lace repeat, then set aside the sleeve stitches, cast on the underarm stitches, and kept on going with the body stitches. I add a “lifeline”* at the end of every lace repeat just in case I make a mistake and need to unravel a bit. Better safe than sorry since I tend to lose my place when tinking back on a lace piece. Those yarn overs kill me.
I’ll need about 5 inches of length on the body before starting the garter stitch edge at the bottom.
*A lifeline is just a thin piece of yarn or string that you thread through all the stitches of a row. That way, you can slide out your knitting needle and unravel down to that lifeline row to correct your mistake.