Jul 18, 2007

May I Present: The Walnut Raglan Pullover

C'est Fini! Knit in 18 days. Pretty happy about that. This project monogamy thing is not half bad!

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Pattern: VERY loosely based on Circumnavigate from the book Children's Sweaters & Hats: Knitting Seamless Raglans Top Down by Mary Rich Goodwin
Size: Child's size 6, 28” chest circumference

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Yarn: Plymouth Encore Worsted in Walnut (from Stash)
Yarn Amt: almost 600 yds (200 yds per ball)
Needles: Knit Picks Option - US 8 (5mm) for body and sleeves, US 7(4.5mm) for ribbing on sleeve cuffs, US 9(5.5mm) for bind off on all edges
Great Balls of Yarn in South FL

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Modifications: 3x1 ribbing on the lower body to avoid too much pulling in. I nixed the Fair Isle patterning but did use the suggested short row yoke method to pull the back up slightly (love that!); made the sleeve ribbing 3" instead of 1" and bound off loosely for a slight flaring effect.

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Raglan yoke was done with evenly spaced increases, but the number of stitches from the join of each section was varied around the yoke; sometimes I would inc 4 sts before and after the marker, sometimes 6, then 2, then 10. Because of this there is no distinct raglan line, but the shaping is still that of a raglan yoke.

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Cast On: 6/29/07 during a weekend trip to Tallahassee & Jacksonville
Cast Off: 7/17/07 during an episode from Season 3 of the Gilmore Girls

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I think she likes it!
This is about as bread & butter as knitting gets. Knitting in the round; stockinette with a bit of ribbing; only 2 armhole gaps to close and a fit-as-you-go construction from the top down. 5 stars in my book. Now I want one for me...