On the first (WS) row, I increased one stitch in the center of each raglan seam for a basting stitch, which I’ll work in reverse stockinette for the duration of the yoke and will mattress stitch once the sweater is complete. How to improvise a top-down sweater, Part 1: Casting on and marking raglans, View fringesupplyco’s profile on Instagram, Improv: A basic pattern for a top-down sweater, Memorable knits of Fall 2013, European edition, http://fringeassociation.com/2013/03/14/how-to-improvise-a-top-down-sweater-part-2-raglans-and-neck-shaping/, How to improvise a top-down sweater, Part 2: Raglans and neck shaping | Fringe Association, How to improvise a top-down sweater: Introduction | Fringe Association, How to improvise a top-down sweater, Part 4: Separating the sleeves and body | Fringe Association, http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/incredible-custom-fit-raglan, 2013: My favorite New Favorites and your favorite posts | Fringe Association, 2013: My knitting year in review | Fringe Association, DIY Vanessa Bruno turtleneck | Fringe Association, Knit the Look: Marte Mei Van Haaster’s perfect grey pullover | Fringe Association, http://www.ravelry.com/projects/Jan79/jacket-for-mac, Raglan Shaping an All Season Jacket | aswecrochet, The Perfect Beginner’s Top Down Sweater | Maria Shell, Painted Roses Blanket and a knitting gauge swatch! Due to my big tommy I have to choose a 3XL size… But when I knit a bottom up my problem is that the yoke is always too high and my skills are enough to follow a pattern and resize sleeves and body but not modify the yoke in order it fits my body ! 2.
Their charming style and wide range of design possibilities makes them a dream to knit and experiment with. I’d like to make a reversible sweater for my three-year old son, who has that preschool skinny neck and big head thing happening. Thanks!!
Most importantly, to even begin a project, you must first learn how to cast-on. The part that it is confusing is how to cast on and knit. On p2, col.2 I can’t figure out your sizing chart. As you prepare to face the sweater curse, I wish you the best of luck and a few tips and suggestions. Cookie Statement Terms & Conditions. Maybe. how many do i cast on for a mens 2x cardigan?
;-D. I am so excited by this post! From knitting to jewelry, new patterns to timeless tutorials, our experts have you covered! Nevermind , I have read your instruction again and it is clear for me now . However, this method eliminates the need for armhole seams and combines the refined set-in silhouette with the conve¬nience of top-down construction. But if you were working with 50 sts, as in my example, there aren’t 25 front and back stitches, because some of them need to be sleeve stitches. But the 30% of 25 stitches is 7,5 st. Why do you choose 6 st and not 8 st? Stitches are cast on for the neck circumference, then increased evenly spaced in four intervals to the widest circumference at the armhole depth. And here are all 226 of my stitches… or are they? Change ), You are commenting using your Twitter account. So much simpler than I thought – one last question though – does this mean square necklines can’t be done in that dropped neckline style? This is just a personal preference, but I’ll take a couple of extra ends to weave in over having to cast on 200+ more than once any day of the week. No big deal at all to rip that back and adjust however you like to get whatever it is you’re after! I did a podcast :) ….and scroll down for the blog post :) – Loop and bar, Queue Check — April 2016 | Fringe Association, Make Your Own Basics: The pullover | Fringe Association, Queue Check — May 2016 | Fringe Association, Idea Log: Three easy (Kayne-style) pieces | Fringe Association, My First Sweater: Jenn Steingass (aka @knit.love.wool) | Fringe Association, Fringe and Friends Knitalong 2016 : Preview and plans | Fringe Association, Top-Down Knitalong: FAQ and addenda | Fringe Association, A Knitalong calling my name – One Last Stitch, Top-Down Ideas for me and you | Fringe Association, Queue Check — July 2016 | Fringe Association, How to knit the right size sweater | Fringe Association, Improv: Basic pattern for a top-down seamless sweater | Fringe Association, Top-Down Knitalong: Kickoff and PRIZE news! Cindy, Pingback: How to improvise a top-down sweater, Part 4: Separating the sleeves and body | Fringe Association. WHY FRONT(S)? Knit a large swatch using the exact yarn, needles and stitch pattern you plan to knit with (swatch in the round if you’re making your sweater in the round!
Pingback: Queue Check — January 2016 | Fringe Association, Pingback: My First Sweater: Marlee Grace | Fringe Association, Pingback: Q for You: What’s your favorite step of the process? For a top-down sweater, we obviously begin with the neck, which happens to be the hardest part. Straightforward, uncomplicated, very nice! Like anything, just calculate how many rows it will take to get you from point A to point B and then distribute your increases evenly among that. If/when you’re working in the round, you just always want to be using a needle that’s a bit shorter than the circumference of your work. At the base of the armhole, the stitches are joined and worked in the round to the cuffs. This why I recommend leaving the stitch markers in place and re-counting as you work the first few rows or rounds. Oh how I love your beautiful patterns and that they can be knit from newborn right up to the largest adult! Chest / Bust Afterwards, when the garment is finished, take out the provisional cast-on and work a …
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Thank you for this! + 1898 Hat There are several skills needed to start knitting. But I consider them the gateway to sweater knitting. Seamless yoke sweaters are unique in their lack of visible arm¬hole shaping. Hi, I have another question, please. With this method of construction, you must make all of your length adjustments before you join the sweater together for the yoke. Or have someone measure the distance across the back of your shoulders between two imaginary points drawn straight down from your earlobes. Sign up for email updates Or do I just go ahead and increase and then decrease a couple stitches on each side of the body once I’ve divided for the sleeves?
What size/pattern should I use? <3, Pingback: Who are you? The important measurements for me are: 1. I have frogged a sweater to make the shaped v neck cardigan so there may be some yarn chicken involved.
I crochet, so for some reason I didn’t think following detail instructions would be so difficult. The front(s) and back are worked separately to the desired armhole depth, then 1″ to 2″ (2.5 to 5 cm) of stitches are cast on to add body width at the under¬arm when the pieces are joined for working simultaneously to the lower edge.
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