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Topic: $5 in Paris KAL (pattern included)--The Beginner's Top-Down Raglan  (Read 194605 times)
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« on: February 13, 2007 10:57:50 AM »

WELCOME TO THE ORIGINAL THREAD KAL OF "$5 in Paris" Pattern (a beginner's top-down raglan), designed by Anna Maliszewski.
This KAL started with my generic top-down raglan and transformed into the striped pattern with a boat-neck.

You can access the FREE updated PDF of this pattern here: http://knitting-up-a-storm.blogspot.com/2007/04/5-in-paris.html
This pattern is written in English, and has also been translated into Spanish and French by popular demand!





Are you a newbie to top-down raglans?? This is a great first-time sweater project! It's just a sweater that is worked top-down in stockinette stitch on circular needles, which allows for a lot of modifications for size or adding intarsia, cabling or the like if you feel up to the challenge one day! The best news? It's seamless!!

About the pattern: I first created this pattern in 2007 as a Craftster challenge to create something under $10. Because of the boat-neck and striping, this top-down raglan reminded me of Paris. I have added notes for side-shaping, although it was not in the original design. It's almost hard to believe, but as of December 2013, almost 1,800 $5 in Paris projects have been casted-on and completed since it's conception. And that's only counting Ravelry members. Now it's being featured on several free knitting sites, as well as Craftster and Ravelry.



MATERIALS:
Yarn: approx 700 (800)(900)(1000) yards total of worsted weight yarn
-1 skein "Caron Simply Soft" in pale mint
- 1.5-2 skeins of "Caron Simply Soft" in grey

Needles:
-One 24'' circular needles, Size US8  
-Two  32'' circular needles: Size US9--one is extra for trying on the work-in-progress    
-A set of 4 dpn's: Size US8  
-Optional: also size 7 US dpns    
*I recommend you investing in Knitpick's Options Needle Set, so that you can also use the wires as stitch holders. If you have this already, you can use the 24'' as stitch holders.  
-Darning needle


SIZES: small, medium, large (for larger sizes, consider casting on a multiple of 12 stitches more per size increase)

Gauge: 5sts=1''

A lot goes into pattern-making, so if you've used and tweaked this pattern to make your own raglan, please make a reference to the designer of this pattern. Thanks!  Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2007 11:09:19 AM »

There's already one of these going on: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=132354.0
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« Reply #2 on: February 13, 2007 01:25:21 PM »

Sounds great...
printing one out as I type. I have been wanting a raglan..... I have the other pattern too, and I would like to have the option of working to set measurements or creating a custom fit!
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« Reply #3 on: February 13, 2007 04:03:15 PM »

Cool! Do you have any yarn in mind yet? I'm still trying to decide on what I should use.
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« Reply #4 on: February 13, 2007 04:28:15 PM »

I'm not too sure yet! I was hoping to use it on some stash busting, and right now getting at the stash is hazardous to my limbs! LOL I was thinking that I should have a oatmeal/tweedy worsted that was given to me....... it may fit the bill. The balls are HUGE like the red heart mega balls, so it should be about 16 oz., but I don't know the length.....
So I am hoping that I can check it over tomorrow. Otherwise I am sure that I have this fantastic fuschia! That is thinner, but it may work on a different size needle. I will show you if I can get to it! Cheesy LOL
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« Reply #5 on: February 13, 2007 07:34:07 PM »

Damn, Silver... if you ever have way to much on your hands again, you know who to donate it to... lol. :-)
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« Reply #6 on: February 14, 2007 11:42:48 AM »

Ok, so this is what i'm thinking about using. Yeah, it's some more acyrilic, but I gotta use it up somehow. I have wayyyy to much acryilic yarn!



I love the color! I'll just buy one of those fiber shavers, so it won't look so bad when it starts fuzzing with wear.
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« Reply #7 on: February 14, 2007 12:52:17 PM »

Hmmmm. I'm seriously thinking about joining this one, I just have to finish my first fair isle sweater.
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« Reply #8 on: February 14, 2007 01:55:20 PM »

Yay! Do join!  Cheesy 

I was thinking about casting on this weekend. Anyone else ready?
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« Reply #9 on: February 14, 2007 02:25:07 PM »

I have a ton of Patons merino wool I'll have to see if I have enough.
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