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« on: July 24, 2005 01:25:28 PM »

So I'm trying to knit a raglan sweater -- only I want mine to be the sort with the row of buttons along the raglan edge.  (Is there a specific name for this sort of design?)  I've attempted the front panel at least twice, but I can't figure out an easy or practical way to make this idea functional.

Has anyone come across any patterns for a sweater like this?  I think I'm approaching it the wrong way, and I think I just need a little nudging in the right direction.
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« Reply #1 on: July 24, 2005 06:06:21 PM »

if you wanted to but the buttons along where you seam the sleave to the front, you could pick up stitched along one of those edges and make about 1" in ribbing and then put the buttons on the other.  how you want to put in the button holes would be up to you. 

sorry i dont know of any patterns that could help you tho!
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« Reply #2 on: July 24, 2005 07:29:57 PM »

I've been obsessing with this same idea the last couple of days!  A little girl visiting someone in my apartment complex was running around on Friday wearing the cutest green sweater with raglan sleeves and a collar that buttoned up starting along the raglan section of one sleeve.  It was so cute in a 4 year old size, but I wanted it for myself.  er.  well, one in my size I guess. 

I'll have to try this.  well, when I get done one of the multiple other projects on the go.

I'll be interested to see if someone comes up with a pattern!
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« Reply #3 on: July 24, 2005 07:37:00 PM »

I wish I just knew the name of this sort of sweater!  Once I describe it, people know what I'm talking about, but that doesn't quite yield helpful links in search engines.

Heh.
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« Reply #4 on: July 24, 2005 07:50:29 PM »

This one is sort of the style that you guys are talking about.  

http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEwinter04/PATTcathode.html

It has the option of putting in buttons to make the collar more of a turtleneck.  You could just extend the opening down the sleeve...

Hope it helps.
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« Reply #5 on: July 25, 2005 12:50:28 PM »

I immediately thought of cathode too!  But when I looked at it more closely, it's not quite...  you know?  I wish I had a picture of what I'm looking for.  It's almost like the buttons would start at the underarm (well, at the beginning of the underarm anyway) and continue along the raglan line.  I should just try it and see what I come up with. 
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« Reply #6 on: July 25, 2005 02:21:07 PM »

I immediately thought of cathode too!  But when I looked at it more closely, it's not quite...  you know?  I wish I had a picture of what I'm looking for.  It's almost like the buttons would start at the underarm (well, at the beginning of the underarm anyway) and continue along the raglan line.  I should just try it and see what I come up with. 

That's precisely it... but ... by god, what do they call it?  Tongue
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« Reply #7 on: July 25, 2005 02:46:52 PM »

It seems to be... a maternity sweater?

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=6767901128&category=11538&ssPageName=WD1V&rd=1#ebayphotohosting

::bewildered, yet intrigued::
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« Reply #8 on: July 25, 2005 04:30:53 PM »

So, do I need to get knocked up to make that sweater??  haha
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« Reply #9 on: July 25, 2005 04:45:55 PM »

This has left me wondering... should the button closure on front be functional?  That may not work so well, if it comes undone (and that seems more likely because it's along an edge that moves fairly frequently, rather than simply in front).  I was thinking that perhaps a faux-button hole edging could be grafted on diagonally (this would be the trick, I guess) in the front...?

Or.  We could just get knocked up and see if the sweaters in our closet magically transmogrify...
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