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« on: March 21, 2010 01:16:03 PM »

I am attempting to make this,http://ohmystars.net/craft/index-knitting.php?page=knitpattern1 sweater, the pattern is pretty loosely written. I am not quite sure why it says I will need circular needles and worked flat.
Do I simply use straight needles for the front and back and circ. needles for the sleeves?!?!

# SIZE - written for M (bust 36-38"), but easily adaptable to any size (notes in pattern).
# YARN (MC) - Debbie Bliss Merino Chunky (100% superwash wool), 9 balls.
# NEEDLES - 5.5mm circ (worked flat)
# GAUGE - approx 14 st to 4" - but not particularly important as you'll be trying on the sweater for fit as you go.
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    « Reply #1 on: March 21, 2010 03:08:03 PM »

    This sweater is knit from the top down, and you don't need straight needles. You knit the body of the sweater and the sleeves (down to the armpit) on circular needles, and then put the sleeve stitches on a holder or scrap yarn. You continue knitting the body of the sweater. Finally, you finish knitting the sleeves on circular needles if you have short ones.  Or you can finish knitting the sleeves with dpn.
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    « Reply #2 on: March 21, 2010 07:35:06 PM »

    It's knit in one piece from the top down and because of the raglan shaping and the eventual number of stitches you need the flexibility of circulars. You knit it flat, not in the round.
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    « Reply #3 on: March 22, 2010 05:18:51 AM »

    Thank you lots. I'm going t give it a whirl! Grin
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