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Topic: top-down raglan help please.  (Read 637 times)
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« on: June 17, 2011 10:15:02 PM »

I'm working on my first ever sweater ( http://www.woolworks.org/patterns/raglan.html )
I've gotten to the part where it says:
When the raglan equals the raglan measurement, slip the sleeve stitches on to a holder (or a piece of yarn) and remove the B markers. Add one inch of stitches under the arm.

I don't understand last part of the instructions.  How do I add this one inch of stitches?

Later it says that I need to slip the stitches and the additional inch of stitches onto 16" circs.

Any help would be appreciated.  I am so confused.  Huh
« Reply #1 on: June 18, 2011 05:28:34 AM »

That would be Cast on 1 inch worth of stitches for the underarm. Add them on the body sts using a knit cast on (swap the needle to the L hand, cast on then put the needle back to the R hand).  For the sleeves, it doesn't say to slip the sts and the new sts to a 16", it says to just put the sleeve st onto the 16" and pick up sts in the cast on sts.

« Reply #2 on: June 20, 2011 06:45:43 PM »

thank you so much!
« Reply #3 on: June 30, 2011 05:58:35 AM »

Hi, yes I think I can help.

Once you slip the sleeve stitches on a holder (or waste yarn), then the only stitches left on the circular needle will be the body stitches.  If you just started knitting those stitches in the round, the sweater would be too tight under the arms.  So... whereever you are on the needle just start knitting, but when you get to the gap where the arm stitches were, just cast on a few more stitches.  Whatever your guage was per inch - cast on that number of stitches (example: 5 st/inch - cast on five stithes)...use a stretchy method like the cable cast on.  By the time you have gone all the way around your body stitches will have increased by ten, creating more ease in the "armpit" area of the sweater.

Hope this helps.
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