I shall start on the yoke today. The sweater is knitted "the normal way" - starting at the lover back and ending up in the yoke. However, when adding the sleeves, I make a temp. cast on. Why?
1. The body part of the sweater can be made "to long", but there is a limit to how long the sleeves can be - to fit his arms. So if I knit "top down" on the sleeves, I can easily make the sleeves longer as he grows.
2. Normally the sleeve rib is the part wherein a sweater shows the first "wear" - holes, break of yarn etc. Also that is easier to fix if knitted "top down".
To make the shift as invisible as possible, I've start the pattern on round after adding the sleeve stitches. Then it would hardly be visible that the sleeves are knitted "the other way". Also I'm not planning any dinos on the sleeves :)