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crumpet
« on: November 30, 2004 05:10:15 AM »

I just finished my first jumper (that's what we call 'sweaters' here in Australia) the other day.  Yay!  It's a top-down raglan knit entirely in the round using Four Seasons 'Zebra' yarn that I bought on super-sale.  At $0.99 a ball, it cost me less than $10 to knit!  I measured a jumper that I already own, checked my guage, did the maths then just knitted.  I love it. Smiley

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GirlMadchen
« Reply #1 on: November 30, 2004 05:32:46 AM »

Go Crumpet! Where did you get that yarn? I don't recall seeing it on my super-sale obsessive yarn shopping expeditions of late...
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« Reply #2 on: November 30, 2004 05:39:52 AM »

I bought it at Lincraft (in Australia on Collins) a month or two back.  I still have 6 or seven balls in the green, plus a bunch in blue/copper and mustard/copper.  I went a bit crazy when buying it. Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: November 30, 2004 06:05:10 AM »

that is great! i am so impressed. i made my first top-down raglan a few months ago for my husband (i have to convice him to pose for a picture) and i never want to make a sweater another wway again. it was so easy and fun.
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« Reply #4 on: November 30, 2004 06:07:21 AM »

i'm doing a bottom-up raglan right now a-la ms. zimmerman, but i must say i prefer top-down now that i've started it.  i'm dreading uniting everything and weaving the underarm seams.  i much prefer picking up stitches to seaming them together.  your sweater rocks.
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GirlMadchen
« Reply #5 on: November 30, 2004 06:16:15 AM »

hmm, funny that I don't recall that yarn, coz that's where i go to get most of my yarn! oh well, i did manage to get some ridiculous specials of my own Smiley
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Miss Dottie
« Reply #6 on: November 30, 2004 12:03:13 PM »

Congrats on finishing a simply gorgeous jumper/sweater! It looks great and I particularly like the orange bits in there. By the way, where can I pick up an pattern for such a thing?
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« Reply #7 on: November 30, 2004 12:27:46 PM »

way to go! freestyle knitting is #1! i like the neckline, too.

miss dottie, knitting a top-down raglan doesn't require a pattern so much as a method. you plug in your own measurements and gauge to figure out your actual stitch and row counts. here is an example:
http://glampyreknits.tripod.com/glampyrephotos/id44.html

and a more general method:
http://www.knittingfool.com/pages/topdown.cfm
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« Reply #8 on: November 30, 2004 05:20:28 PM »

Thanks for those links! As soon as I'm done with finals and Christmas break is here, I think I might try me a top-down raglan sweater!
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