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Comments About "Top-Down Raglan Summer Lace Cardigan"

These are the comments about "Top-Down Raglan Summer Lace Cardigan". There are 49 total comments on this article.

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Poster: Eleanor Pohl
August 19, 2016

The instructions say you are to knit with an increase of eight stitches in each odd row and yet where you give the instructions for the first seven rows there is a "yo" at the beginning and end of the row for an increase of ten stitches. Which is correct? I am determined to make this sweater!
Poster: Elaine Phillips
August 26, 2016

Increases at the beginning and the end of the row are discussed in the V-Neck Shaping section of the pattern.
Poster: Elaine Phillips
October 26, 2013

You place the markers to mark the raglan stitches. You can place them before or after each raglan stitch, it doesn't matter. This is just to help you to mark the place where the raglan increases to be made.
Poster: Mela Valerio
September 22, 2014

k2 - tejer 2 derechos
yo - dar lazada
purl - tejer revés
k2tog - tejer 2 juntos al derecho
Poster: Lydia
June 11, 2015

K2 tejer 2 derechos

YO estambre sobre la aguja una vez

2K tog 2 derechos juntos

Purl reves



Poster: Beverley Crawford
February 11, 2015

I also would like to make it with long sleeves and wonder about the gauge/ It is beautiful.
Poster: Elaine Phillips
March 26, 2013

I uploaded the big chart file. Please click on a smaller chart.
Poster: rosina
August 5, 2013

I downloaded the chart as a PDF then right clicked and enlarged it by 'zoom in' and then it was alot bigger before printing. I don't know if your PC is similar but give it a try! Let's know how you get on if you get to read this response.
Poster: Michelle Rozier
August 28, 2013

I disagree that a beginner could do this. I am not a beginner, but finding this pattern difficult to follow. I wish each line was written out or put on the chart in full. I am stuck with row 9. How do I get to the point in which the chart begins?
Poster: Jessica-Jean
March 27, 2013

Thank you so much! That's an easliy read chart.
Poster: Susan McGilvrey
September 14, 2014

Big chart file
Poster: Elaine Phillips
March 26, 2013

24" or 32" will be OK.
Poster: Elaine Phillips
April 16, 2013

Ssk - slip, slip, knit, this is the left-leaning decrease.
Poster: Elaine Phillips
June 11, 2013

They are sweater measurements
Poster: Elaine Phillips
July 31, 2013

If the row is not mentioned, then you are not supposed to make a decrease, just knit.
Poster: Elaine Phillips
July 31, 2013

Yes, you can knit the sleeves to any desired length.
Poster: Elaine Phillips
August 1, 2013

Yes, this is for all sizes.
Poster: Elaine Phillips
August 19, 2013

Repeat 2 times, means total of 2 times.
Poster: Elaine Phillips
August 19, 2013

The lace pattern repeat is 4 sts. You are casting on 10 sts for each sleeve. That means that you have to work 2 pattern repeats (4+4=8) and 2 more sts. Total is 10.

The purpose of the graph is to show how to handle the increases at the raglan lines, how to incorporate these stitches into a lace pattern. Since the increases are the same for all raglan lines, this graph can be used for sleeves as well as for back and fronts.

Sleeves are worked in rounds without seams, that is why the even rows are knit. See pattern notes at the beginning of the pattern.

There are 2 repeats of the pattern in the rows 1, 3 and 5, please check the pattern.

For the rows beyond row 7, please see the chart.
Poster: Helen MInick
August 25, 2013

The chart isn't big enough to see or read. I don't understand where to increase on the fronts.
Poster: Helen Minick
August 26, 2013

Is the chart for the back only or where?
I don't understand.
Poster: Jessica-Jean
September 10, 2013

If you look through the previous twenty-odd comments, your questions will be answered.
Poster: Sue Lucas
August 10, 2016

I love the look of this sweater, and have been a knitter for decades. I can follow your instructions regarding the raglan lines, but on page 2 you have rows 1-7 carefully written out. What is the formula for continuing to add stitches to get to the dividing row?
Poster: Juanita
July 20, 2016

I love this pattern, but it is very confusing. It states "When you have an extra 4-5 knit sts near the raglan line and front edges, start a new repeat of the pattern". Will this cause the right front to be wider than the left front?
Poster: Twilla
March 22, 2016

I tried three times to make this sweater and all three times I had the same problem with the pattern leaning rather than being vertical even after I got past the raglan lines. I ended up ripping it out but would still like to make it. What am I doing wrong and what can I do to correct that?
Poster: maritza
June 15, 2015

Gracias por los tejidos publicados Pero seria bueno que se tradujera al español Felicidades y muchas gracias
Poster: Chris
April 7, 2015

I'm up to Row 38, so the pattern MUST be understandable! Anyway, I need a bit of clarity when you mention the number of rows to be completed. After the increase on Row 61 for the large size, am I to knit 64 MORE rows before dividing for the sleeves, or just up to Row 64 counting the previous rows? If I'm interpreting it correctly, only three rows will be knitted after Row 61 before the sleeves. Is that true?
Poster: Cheryl-anne Marie Clark
February 4, 2015

I am a 56 inch bust and I would like to make this cardigan, is the pattern easy to adjust to the bigger size?
Poster: Janyce
November 1, 2014

Please describe the cast on you used?
Poster: Cariboo Bon
September 30, 2014

This pattern looks to be just what my daughter would like. Please advise how to make this sweater with LONG sleeves. THANK YOU!
Poster: Diana
September 21, 2014

When it says "For another 24 (32, 24, 24, 32, 34) rows continue to increase back and fronts at raglan lines in each odd row. For sleeves now increase in every 4th row only for 6 (8, 6, 6, 8, 9) times."

Does this mean you do not to the regular raglan increases for the sleeves but rather every other one?
Poster: Jackie
August 19, 2014

Hello, I am Spanish speaking and also left handed, so you might understand my difficulty. Congrats for this beautiful pattern. Can I ask you to explain what do "k2", "yo", "purl", "k2tog" mean? thanks!
Poster: Annie
July 1, 2014

beautiful pattern,lovely.
Poster: Lillie Robinson
March 26, 2014

what is the meaning of'provisional'cast on?
Poster: Carolyn Brown
November 1, 2013

Gauge - Oops! I found it.
Poster: Carolyn Brown
November 1, 2013

I am interested in making this sweater, but I don't see anything about gauge. I would hate to finish the sweater only to find that it doesn't fit.
Poster: Auda Hill
October 10, 2013

Where it says to divide stitches as follows: (I am making size L) I have 1 st for edge, 1 st left front, 1 st raglan line, place marker, (3 sts before marker), 10 sts for sleeve, 1 st raglan line, place marker,(11 sts before I place my second marker), 26 sts back, 1st raglan line, place marker
(27 sts before this 3rd marker) 10 sts for right sleeve, 1 st raglan line, place marker (11sts before 4th marker) 1 st right front, 1 edge st. So at the left front I have 3 sts before my 1st marker and on Right front I have 2 sts after my last marker. I need to know where to place the markers. Thank you
Poster: Helen Minick
August 24, 2013

The pattern said to purl all even rows. Is this correct? I don't understand the raglan part. It doesn't come out right.
Poster: Felicia Smith
August 12, 2013

The pattern is wrong. I have done the math and there should only be one repeat on each sleeve, not two. However, the five repeats on the back are correct. I don't think the graph is right because it does't show the complete row.
What does "when you have an extra 4-5 sts near the raglan line and front edges......mean? Why would you have extra sts?
Also, on the sleeve section it says to knit all even rounds. Should it be 'purl'?
There are many mistakes in this pattern and I wonder how many more are lurking in parts I haven't gotten to yet.
In rows 1,3, and 5 there is only 1 repeat in the sleeve section, but on row 7 there are 2 repeats (although it says 3). Can I assume that rows 7,9 and 11 will have 2 repeats and that rows 13,15 and 17 will have 3 repeats? The rows after 7 are not written out, so it leaves a lot of room for error.
Poster: Thelma
May 10, 2016

The chart is too small and blurred to be able to follow. Thanks for the help
Poster: Felicia smith
August 12, 2013

UI have started this pattern 5-6 times. I never get passed row 2 without a problem. In row 3 on the sleeve, when it says "repeat from * 2 times, is that a total of 2 or 3? After row 2, my numbers are never right. Also the back section: total of 5 or 6?
Thank you.
Poster: Linda McKay
July 24, 2013

The pattern says to increase 10 sts every odd row. Is this for all sizes?
Poster: Diana
July 23, 2013

I like that this and other patterns you have come in larger sizes and I like top-down patterns. Can I assume that the sleeves may be knitted to any desired length?
Poster: Darla
July 22, 2013

Thank you so much for this pattern and I as well appreciate the way you wrote it. I've not started it yet, just reviewing instructions and I do have one question... "To shape the sleeve decrease the picked-up sts. In round 11: k1, k2tog, k2. In round 12: k1, k2tog, k1. In round 13: k1, k2tog. In round 15: k2tog."
Round 14 is not mentioned, is it just knitted or? Thanks.
Poster: Brenda
June 5, 2013

The chest measurements given - are they finished sweater measurements?
Poster: irma hemmerich
April 7, 2013

Can you please help me with the abrev: ssk
Poster: Barbara Savary
March 24, 2013

This looks like the style of sweater I would like.
Poster: Ellen Algava
March 23, 2013

This is a great pattern. It doesn't say what length circular needle.
Poster: Jessica-Jean
March 23, 2013

I absolutely LOVE this pattern! Thank you for making it seamless, and writing it the way you did. I believe even a brand-new knitter could follow it successfully.

My only complaint is the chart. I love charts, but this one is too small for me to think of using. How can I enlarge it?
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