So just buy a lot of yarn, and then return what you don’t use. Improv: Basic pattern for a top-down seamless sweater, Pullovers for first-timers: Or, an introduction to sweater construction. So, if you want to add 2 inches to the body, you will want to add 2 extra raglan increase rounds, which will give you an extra inch on each sleeve. This is great! Pattern + overview / Part 1: Casting on and marking raglans / Part 2: Raglans and neck shaping / Part 3: Finishing the neck and yoke / Part 4: Separating the sleeves and body / Part 5: The art of sweater shaping / Epilogue: The possibilities are endless. What size/pattern should I use? The raglan lines provide a nice structure for textural design elements, too. You can make pretty much any kind of sweater from the top down: turtleneck, crewneck or v-neck pullovers, and cardigans with just about any kind of neckline. I’m trying to cast on a cardigan for my 2 yrs old girly but I’m struggling with something , math is not my strong side haha. This will let you double-check your count, so you can know if you need to make adjustments in a little bit. + Double Basketweave Cowl I haven’t tried this method so won’t be going into it here. It doesn’t even have to have raglan sleeves — see, for instance, the contiguous sleeve method. Hi. About the neck depth: I’m planning a deep V-neck cardi, what do I do with the neck depth? Thanks! Short rows really are not difficult. So glad you found it helpful, Suzi — yay! To cast on with just one ball of Lopi, I pulled the end from around the outside of the skein and then also pulled out the center of the skein (the guts, if you will). This has lead us to size our designs from newborn all the way up to adults 4XL. Saddle-shoulder sweaters, named for the extensions of the sleeves (also called saddles or sleeve straps) that extend from the neck to the tops of the sleeve caps, have a classic fit. There are several skills needed to start knitting. Hi Mary Ann! German twisted cast-on is a great choice for socks. Pattern calls for MULTIPLE OF 6sts + 3 inc` d to multiple of 12 +1. Hi, MJ. Putting an S in parenthesis after front is not a typo on our part. So I especially recommend this approach if you’re making an even moderately heavy sweater. Do you have any suggestions for which size I should choose and how I might modify? Other than stitches cast on at the base of the armholes, there is no armhole shaping. Hi June – it sounds like maybe a hybrid is the answer, which will work quite well with the Antler sweater. You can always return it if you don’t use it (and don’t wind it or remove the ball band or whatever). I feel like such a numbskull for never thinking of it before. Nevermind , I have read your instruction again and it is clear for me now . Would love to hear your thoughts. . However, I want to put 2 stitches inside each raglan seam, which we’ll get to below, so I shuffled them around a little, borrowing from the back and sleeve counts and throwing in two extras to make up for the fronts, which brought my count to 51, divvied up as shown in the above right diagram. Also, the ladies M has an underarm to hem measurement of 17″, but I want to make mine 16″ long, so I will stop knitting 1″ short of the pattern instructions. And hilariously, he started off with a dissertation on why sweaters should never be knitted in the round. As i have begun to spin my own yarn i have knitted my first gauge swatch. NOTE: The photos and methodology described in this post were both updated in August 2016. The part that it is confusing is how to cast on and knit. You will also have a clearer sense right away if you are going to run out of yarn or not, as you will be able to see the full progress of the entire garment as you knit it. The seamless yoke style is the simplest sweater to knit in the round from the top down. The raglan lines can be decorative or inconspicuous, depending on the type and sequence of increas¬es used. Pingback: Top-Down Raglan vs. Top-Down Set-in-Sleeve | northwardknits, Pingback: KTFO-2016.2 : Bob’s rollneck sweater | Fringe Association, Pingback: KTFO-2016.3 : Quick black raglan pullover | Fringe Association, Pingback: top-down jumpers | knittingboots, Pingback: How (and why) to knit top-down sleeves flat | Fringe Association, Pingback: Hurray! For the modified drop-shoulder style, the sleeves join the yoke in “notches” that extend from the shoulders to the base of the armholes. Hi, Kim. Heya i’m for the primary time here. I’m not big on sweaters but I need some more pullovers. I wish to thank you very much. I´m trying to follow this intructions but I have a question. As I become a more accomplished knitter, I begin to realize that the reason my handknit sweaters never fit properly around the shoulders is because I needed to figure out how to grade between sizes in the same way I do when sewing a dress. Thank you so much for this information. I loved this sweater and you patterns and decided to check out your blog and started reading this entry. My yarn has 22x 30 gauge on 4mm needles. Q & A – My Other Loves, Pingback: “Improvised” top-down sweater – Part 2: the “pattern” | woolventures, Pingback: Top posts of 2014 | Fringe Association, Pingback: FO-2016.21 : Striped pullover | Fringe Association, Pingback: Wishlist for 2017 – Crafty Spell. This style of sweater is unique in its lack of visible armhole shaping. Next I take a look at the pattern to review the schematic and measurements for the various sizes. I think your tutorial has helped immensely. I thoroughly enjoyed your article How To Seam a Seamless Sweater, and am on to How To Knit a Top Down Sweater. Cindy, Pingback: How to improvise a top-down sweater, Part 4: Separating the sleeves and body | Fringe Association.

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