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« on: September 09, 2007 06:32:52 PM »

I really like Kaleidoscope, from the new MagKnits, and I have some stash yarn that ought to work.
But reading through the pattern, the construction makes my head spin a bit. it looks like a simple raglan cardigan to me. (see photo here: http://www.magknits.com/Sept07/patterns/kaleidoscope.htm
Is there any reason not to knit this top down?
Could it be as simple as to work the pattern backwards?
(ie., cast on the number of stitched that your supposed to be left with at the top, work the ribbed neck, do sleeve/body increases 'til it fits, follow shaping directions reading from bottom to top?)
What do you think? Anybody done this before?
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« Reply #1 on: September 09, 2007 06:37:50 PM »

absolutely no reason why it shouldn't work.  that is an odd construction-- every bottom-up raglan I've seen has you knit the sleeves and body separately and then join them together.  I've never seen the provisional cast-on for sleeves...
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« Reply #2 on: September 09, 2007 07:28:05 PM »

I was surprised at that, but it makes the sleeves top down so it's easier to figure length.

Dame Emma, you have it exactly right; just start with the same number of BO sts, and do the decreases along the raglan shaping and you're good.
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« Reply #3 on: September 09, 2007 08:29:41 PM »

except....they'll be increases.

i guess that is smart to do the sleeves that way, but then why not just make it top-down?  esp since the pattern calls for expensive sock yarn, and who wants to have to buy a whole extra skein for the button band if they made the body a few rows too long?
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« Reply #4 on: September 10, 2007 04:01:10 PM »

Thanks for the replys, y'all. I'm going to go for it.
I have 1000m of Fleece Artist Blue Faced Leciester 2-ply, which might be a little thin, but meh, if it's drapey and see through, that will be ok.
If I have to, I'll do a solid colour button band.
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