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Topic: $5 in Paris KAL (pattern included)--The Beginner's Top-Down Raglan  (Read 201419 times)
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« Reply #500 on: July 28, 2007 09:49:06 PM »

Reminds me of ice cream with sprinkles and such Smiley
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« Reply #501 on: August 02, 2007 03:00:55 AM »

Topdown from the back

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1337/983477986_8017b247b2.jpg
I did the sleeves first, just to see how they'd look. I had to rip back to three inches below my armpit in order to start the waist shaping. I'm I bit bummed by the fact that the decreases and increases are going to screw up the symmetry of my 1x1 ribbing.

My reasons for plodding on (instead of zipping through knits that I normally do) is the fact that the yarn is prone to splitting, so I have to focus on it all the time. I can understand the beauty of this method, re: using that odd skien of yarn for a shrug, and just the elegance of the method, but I don't think I'll be abandoning my piece knitting anytime soon.

Sorry that I can't upload photos directly to the page (although I'm using photobucket). I've done something wrong.
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« Reply #502 on: August 03, 2007 01:36:04 AM »

I have been following this thread for awhile.  This is my first top-down raglan and thank you knittyknitter for an awesome pattern!  Here's the bit I've done so far (autumn colors--I'll have a couple of rusty red stripes in there as well):







I'm excited about this!!
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« Reply #503 on: August 03, 2007 08:40:22 AM »

Looking good Quad Mom!  Don't you just love how you can try it on as you go?  I can't wait to see your progress with the red stripes.  Will you make them smaller or just do an even three stripe pattern?

Oh, and to anyone who is interested in a followup to my quest to find the perfect stitch counter, I found this beauty at Jo-Ann yesterday: http://www.joann.com/joann/catalog.jsp?CATID=cat2874&PRODID=prd35772&source=search  It locks and you can string it on a cord and wear it as a pendant.  Hooray!!



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« Reply #504 on: August 03, 2007 08:47:11 AM »

That looks great Quad Mom! I love the colors.

Can you change a sweater pattern to top down, rather than knitting it flat and seaming it together? There's a sweater I really want to make, but I'm nervous about not being able to try it on as I go along.
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« Reply #505 on: August 03, 2007 11:44:32 AM »

I got some lovely 100% alpaca on sale, so I just had to start another one in addition to the green and grey striped one (which is just lacking sleeves).



The ribbing is waffle stitch, and I'm using a simple clover lace on the rest. I love how the waffle stitch looks, so I'm considering extra long ribbing on the bottom of the sweather and the sleeves.
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« Reply #506 on: August 03, 2007 02:00:55 PM »

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I can't wait to see your progress with the red stripes.  Will you make them smaller or just do an even three stripe pattern?
peps, I will do an even three stripe pattern--I like the bolder look it gives.  I love your stitch counter, that is by far one of the best I've seen!   Smiley

Derkhan,  I can't wait to see your sweater when it's finished!  I love the waffle stitch and clover lace stitch you're using: plus your yarn is soooo pretty!
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« Reply #507 on: August 03, 2007 04:27:33 PM »

I'm so close but I need your help!  Embarrassed

I've done the body and the ribbing at the bottom but when I cast (bind) off it's way too tight so I can't actually get it on.  Undecided

I tried the simple bind off (in k2p2 ribbing pattern). I don't know what else to do.

Any suggestions please? Huh
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« Reply #508 on: August 03, 2007 04:36:20 PM »

I'm so close but I need your help!  Embarrassed

I've done the body and the ribbing at the bottom but when I cast (bind) off it's way too tight so I can't actually get it on.  Undecided

I tried the simple bind off (in k2p2 ribbing pattern). I don't know what else to do.

Any suggestions please? Huh

When binding off in ribbing, I always have to use a needle 2 size bigger than the one I did the knitting in. I bind off tightly anyway.
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« Reply #509 on: August 03, 2007 04:59:48 PM »

I'm so close but I need your help!  Embarrassed

I've done the body and the ribbing at the bottom but when I cast (bind) off it's way too tight so I can't actually get it on.  Undecided

I tried the simple bind off (in k2p2 ribbing pattern). I don't know what else to do.

Any suggestions please? Huh

I noticed you crochet too. You can do a bind off with a crochet hook roughly the same size & do slip stitches it usually comes out not as tight.
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