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« on: September 27, 2006 12:11:58 PM »

Hi all.  I've seen pictures around of this baby sweater with buttons along either one or both of the raglan sleeves and of course thought- I can make that!!
  I'm thinking of just casting on with the baby yarn I want to use, but am I thinking about this right?  Can't I knit this in the round by just casting on for a raglan cardi, but making the opening at the armhole seam instead of in the front?  Just need a little encouragement and all that jazz.  What about the one with buttons at BOTH armhole seams?  That one I guess you can't do in the round. Unless I'm thinking backwards or something.  HELP! thanks ladies...
pics of what I'm talking about here:
http://www.grumperina.com/knitblog/archives/2006/06/flipping_sweate.htm
http://goodkarmago.blogspot.com/2006/01/double-fun.html
Most of the time I make things too hard on myself to figure out.  This time, am I making it too easy?  I just don't want to have to make all the pieces and then seam them together, know what I mean?  Knitting in the round rules! Especially on baby items... =0)
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« Reply #1 on: September 27, 2006 12:38:58 PM »

Can't I knit this in the round by just casting on for a raglan cardi, but making the opening at the armhole seam instead of in the front?

Can't see why not! Smiley 

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What about the one with buttons at BOTH armhole seams?  That one I guess you can't do in the round. Unless I'm thinking backwards or something. 

Sure you can - just knit in the round from the bottom up instead of top down. When you get to the seperate centre portion you would need another ball of yarn to work it at the same time as the rest.
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« Reply #2 on: September 27, 2006 12:43:25 PM »

oh thank you.  I knew my head was on straight! 
Sure you can - just knit in the round from the bottom up instead of top down. When you get to the seperate centre portion you would need another ball of yarn to work it at the same time as the rest.
Yes, YES!  bottom up! OK.  I much prefer top down (that way I can just adjust size as I go and don't have to think TOO much about it before hand), but if I really get attached to this style, I'll give it a go!
Thank you so much!  --Aren't they just soo cute? ;0)
Oh, and one more thing.  Since I will be picking up stitches along the one (or both) raglan armholes for the buttonhole bands, do I have to eliminate a few stitches for whichever size I want to make?  So when I add them with the buttonhole band, it's not like totally overlapping to making the thing too big?
THANK YOU!   Grin
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« Reply #3 on: September 27, 2006 03:27:49 PM »

--Aren't they just soo cute? ;0)

Yup, they sure are! Smiley

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Oh, and one more thing.  Since I will be picking up stitches along the one (or both) raglan armholes for the buttonhole bands, do I have to eliminate a few stitches for whichever size I want to make?  So when I add them with the buttonhole band, it's not like totally overlapping to making the thing too big?

From what I can see of grumperina's design she has merely changed colours to denote the bands on each side but there's no reason why you can't pick up and knit the band if this is preferable.

If you were to do that I would be inclined to only reduce the number of stitches on the front by a few on either side so that the buttons would sit on the matched up 'rear' flaps at the front of the sweater. I would have the edges of the front and rear flaps so that they sat side by side as if there were no separation there.

Sorta like this:

___.//____\\.__
__.//______\\.__
_.//________\\.__

Does that make any sense? This isn't anything I've done myself but it seems logical to me.
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