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Topic: $5 in Paris KAL (pattern included)--The Beginner's Top-Down Raglan  (Read 195044 times)
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soozeq
« Reply #950 on: March 30, 2009 06:52:34 PM »

These are by far the easiest sweaters to do, except maybe for the 'knit 2 squares, knit 2 rectangles and sew them together' sweaters. You can try a top down as you go along and get it to actually fit you better.
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silverfisch
« Reply #951 on: April 01, 2009 08:47:00 AM »

I am so proud and happy!  Cheesy



come on and give it a try, pink scissors!
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Indy81
« Reply #952 on: June 22, 2009 01:04:52 PM »

I hope I'm not too late, I just casted on for this.  I've read through most of this thread and I'm super excited!  All the sweaters look great Grin
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poofy-wings
« Reply #953 on: October 15, 2009 12:53:07 AM »

This sweater looks great and I'd really love to get started. I even bought some new needles for this.

But....

I'm having a problem with the circular needles. I got the Takumi clover bamboo kind but plastic wires keep curling. So whenever I try to start, I end up having a problem with twisted stitches. Is there any way to fix this? Or is there a certain brand of needles that don't curl?

(sorry for the late/early in the morning post. I'm an insomniac ^^;; )
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soozeq
« Reply #954 on: October 16, 2009 08:42:35 AM »

Most needles curl a little. Short of buying some from knitpicks, boil up some water and put the cords only in it for a couple minutes. Then hold them straight as they cool. You may have to do that a couple times, but that along with the weight of your knitting should straighten them out pretty well.
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MNR
« Reply #955 on: May 16, 2010 10:01:08 PM »

This is a nifty pattern and I would like to do it. It has circular needles and I like that. However, I'm a little confused. Is this done completely in the round? Or does it have a front and a back?
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soozeq
« Reply #956 on: May 17, 2010 02:47:00 PM »

Yes it has a front and back and it's knit completely in the round. You cast on at the neck, inc 8 sts every other round, then when it's long enough to meet at the underarm, put the sleeve sts on a holder, then work just the back and front in the round and go back to make the sleeves. It's quite easy and you can try it on as you go (put some of the sts on another circ or stitch holder) to make sure it fits.
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MNR
« Reply #957 on: May 19, 2010 03:52:08 PM »

AWESOME!  I can never find patterns for clothes knit completely in the round. Yeeeeeeessss. <333

*is gonna start now*
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ScotSkipper402
« Reply #958 on: May 20, 2010 02:39:32 PM »

I can never find patterns for clothes knit completely in the round. Yeeeeeeessss. <333


You NEED to know Elizabeth Zimmerman's books. She was the queen of circs. My fave is "Knitting Without Tears."
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soozeq
« Reply #959 on: May 21, 2010 08:36:23 AM »

Realize that EZ's books are not 'pattern' books, they're more like how to do it, and give you a lesson in construction. Another one is Knitting from the Top by Barbara Walker. That explains how to do any type of pattern in the round and you're not limited to raglans or yoke sweaters, but can do set in sleeves as well. Custom Knits by Wendy Bernard has several patterns and also an explanation how to convert other patterns. The sweater workshop by Jacquline Fee has a few patterns and shows how to knit in the round using the EZ method.
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