Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Lt Rose Top-Down Sweater--Reprise

This is a repeat of the entry which I accidently deleted last week. I discovered that you cannot delete a photo without deleting the blog entry, or at least I couldn't. I am putting it here again in case I need to refer back to it and there will actually be a post here. The comments will be included but I'll have to put them in myself.

Friday, August 5, 2011

It's done. I had to un-do about a total of 1/4 of it, either because there was a stitch problem or I didn't like the way it looked. I really didn't mind as this was my first knitted top-down raglan (crocheted ones are so much easier).

I see that I went too deep with the raglan, thus making the sleeves too large above the elbow.

This sweater was a good choice as the neckline rib is done at the beginning. I can use the measurements of this sweater as reference for future sweaters.

http://www.lionbrand.com/patterns/70111.html?r=1

Edited to add: you may have to be a member of Lionbrand to view this pattern. If you cannot see it, trust me, except for the sleeves and the color of it, mine looks exactly like it. LOL

10 comments:

glorm said...

Deb said...
This is beautiful! I remember when you had started this sweater. I haven't had much success with making sweaters for myself, they never fit right. Yours looks perfect & I love the color! Working sweaters from the top down is one of my favorite ways of knitting.

Did you use the pattern from LB to make yours?
August 6, 2011 9:23 AM

glorm said...

dfr2010 said...
Agree on the color - of course I like it! LOL. It does look nice...I guess knitting patterns sometimes need fitting just like sewing patterns. In your pic, it looks like a nicer retail sweater. (I mean that in a nice way).
August 6,2011 9:38 AM

glorm said...

glorm said...
Thanks, Deb. Yes, I used the Lionbrand pattern. If you aren't a member, sign on. All they ask for is an e-mail address. They do send a newsletter which has good info in it. Lionbrand (Vanna's yarn--LOL) has tons of free patterns for all kinds of things.

The beauty of raglan sweaters is that there is less fitting involved--just as in sewing--than there is for set-in sleeves. Of course, that also makes purists not like them.
August 6, 2011 10:47 AM

glorm said...

glorm said...

Thanks, dfr. To de-stash properly I would have made a sweater which took all six of my skeins (this one took four), but I needed a sweater in this color and I wanted a fairly easy style for my first top-down knitted raglan.

There are ways to chart a sweater so that they are fitted for the individual body, but no way are they as involved as trying to fit wovens, as we well know!
August 6, 2011 10:55 AM

glorm said...

JillyBe said...

Well, you know I have to sit on the opposite side of the room from the pink wearers, but it looks smashing on you! Nice job:)
August 7, 2011 9:58 AM

glorm said...

glorm said...

Ooooo, that much of a pink aversion, huh? Thanks for reading my post and taking the time to comment as I know how busy you've been.
August 7, 2011 1:19 PM

glorm said...

Joansie said...

Great job! I think the sleeves look very comfortable.
August 9, 2011 11:55 AM

glorm said...

glorm said...

Thank you. I am now working on my first top-down raglan knitted crew neck pullover and so far, so good.
August 9, 2011 1:14 PM

catspec said...

Oh I love the color. You knit well! I just knit. Plain old knitting. Knit and pearl. Ends up as a throw or a shawl. :) Maybe a scarf.

glorm said...

Thanks for the compliment but I'm not that great at it. Crocheting is much easier for me and so much easier to undo than knitting. (Very important).