In my previous post I gave a brief description of how a top-down raglan is developed.
The picture above shows the beginning from the point of view of the knitter.
The yarn was a gift and I had plenty of it--good thing--because two of the three colors didn't match each other even though they are "no dye lot" yarns! Yeah, right. Because of this I had to separate the colors because the two non matching skeins would be quite obvious.
I will definitely make more of top down raglans. Besides being fun to do, there are a lot of new techniques to learn.
Why top downs over the traditional bottom up and seamed sweaters:
--they are seamless
--will know if are running short of yarn and can adjust
--can try it on to check for fit as you go along
--they are fun!
The basis of this brown sweater is The Complete Book of Raglan Sweaters from Leisure Arts, 1997