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Topic: $5 in Paris KAL (pattern included)--The Beginner's Top-Down Raglan  (Read 288942 times)
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« Reply #470 on: July 20, 2007 12:45:56 AM »

I'm going for sleeves, because I adore long, tight sleeves. I suppose it depends on what you plan wearing it for Smiley

and I am halfway through the last row of decreases. seeing as i have quite a wait in the college office tomorrow, i might get quite a bit more done.

EDIT: after trying it on, I realized I am thinner than i thought, so I need... a few more increases... we'll see.
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« Reply #471 on: July 20, 2007 11:46:08 AM »

How necessary is it to do sleeve decreases?

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« Reply #472 on: July 20, 2007 04:13:37 PM »

I started my first one last night. Here's my progress:


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« Reply #473 on: July 20, 2007 04:23:29 PM »

Ooo, I like your yarn
« Reply #474 on: July 20, 2007 05:10:02 PM »

Ooo, I like your yarn

I agree.
That's going to be really pretty.  Smiley

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« Reply #475 on: July 21, 2007 08:29:03 AM »

ok so i'm almost done-unfortunately my striping didn't end right so i think i have to do an extra stripe sequence in order to get it to the correct length-which in the end i think will make it a little too long-we'll see.  Awesome and easy pattern!  i've just completely slowed down on working on it, because this part is the boring knit knit knit knit knit part!   Wink
Has anyone else had any issues with thier striping sequence making it a wee bit long?  I know i can adjust it-i'm just more of a deal with it type of girl  Tongue

I made mine tunic length on purpose, but as I got to the bottom I was like - "wow, I didn't put any thought at all into where the stripe sequence would end, good thing I'm making it long!"  But I'm also a very "deal with it" knitter, so it would have been cool either way.


For people in the future I would suggest calculating how long you want the sweater and figure out how many rows you need each stripe to be based on your row gauge (instead of just going with 13 per stripe) to ensure it ends in the place you want it.
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« Reply #476 on: July 21, 2007 08:01:44 PM »

I was wondering, since I'm already planning my next one of these, how one could do like, a button panel?  Kinda like what knittyknitter had sketched out near the beginning of the thread, with a couple of buttons at the neckline.  Any ideas?

In other news, I'm now increasing for hips, no pictures though.  I've sufficiently crippled myself by walking the Toronto zoo today, so I won't be moving for awhile; more knitting time!!!
« Reply #477 on: July 22, 2007 11:21:30 AM »

I'm sorry if this question has already been asked before.  Roll Eyes
But I was wondering whether anyone would have any suggestions for me, on how to turn this pattern into one for long sleeves?

I'm fairly new to knitting, and I prefer long sleeves.
But because this is fairly new to me, I would probably need some specifics.
I'll probably be making this sweater in a size small, which I'm guessing is started at the neckband by casting on 84 stitches.
I'd greatly appreciate any advice, that anyone could give to me.

Especially whether I would have to add more rows for decreasing the sleeves and if so, how often?
Also, if there is any just straight knit rows to add to the length of the sleeve?
I know how to change to the ribbing, at the end of the sleeves.

I have one more question, if you don't mind.
For the sleeves there is a decrease round. Do I do the decrease round right after picking up the stitches, for the sleeves?
Or do I knit a round after picking up the stitches for the sleeves, and then do the decrease round?

Thanks so much, to anybody who can help me out. I greatly appreciate it.
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« Reply #478 on: July 23, 2007 06:28:01 PM »

I usually crochet but recently decided to pick up knitting after 20yrs. This is my first try at a garment. It's super easy. I think I'm going to make mine solid black with 3/4 length sleeves.

My progress, I'm pretty slow at knitting:

« Reply #479 on: July 24, 2007 01:57:18 PM »

How necessary is it to do sleeve decreases?

All depends. If you want your sleeves to be snug, you'll have to decrease probably once every four rows. Your upper arm is the thickest part, no? It starts to decrease towards the elbow. For me, I'm going to ribbing on my sleeves with a needle one size down. It's going to be 1x1 ribbing.
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