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Comments About "Men's Top Down Raglan Sweater"

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Poster: Pauline Lofkin
October 17, 2017

Have set up ready to do this sweater. Now I'm on the second row = 'work in stocking stitch for - rows increasing for 10 stitches in each odd row'. This may be a UK/Usa language thing or I'm just stupid, but what does the phrase 'increasing for ten stitches' mean? I can't work out if it means 'increase by' within the row itself randomly or increase all rows until you've increased 10 stitches or increase ten stitches at start/end of each alternate row. Everything else is clear. Never done a raglan before so I'm bemused. Thanks.
Poster: Elaine Phillips
February 11, 2014

You stop the increases before dividing for sleeves.
Poster: Elaine Phillips
March 6, 2014

After you join and start working in the round you include selvedge sts in the bodice of the sweater. The increases shape the neckline in will be also included in the sweater stitch count.
Poster: Elaine Phillips
March 21, 2015

You have to make a double increase at every raglan stitch. If you do this, the amount of stitches in the back, front and both sleeve will increase for 2 st after each increase.
Poster: Elaine Phillips
August 24, 2012

You have to make increases at the raglan lines in every odd row until you have to divide for sleeves.
Poster: Margaret Hollister
August 24, 2012

Thank you for your quick response. I thought this was probably so but with no stitch numbers to guide me and this piece of vital info not included I did not have the heart to experiment. I will try again
Poster: Elaine Phillips
October 18, 2012

You have to start knitting in rounds since row 19.
Poster: Claudette
October 18, 2012

Totally makes more sense now!

Thanks for the speedy response.
Poster: Lori
February 23, 2016

I was looking for the answer to the neck question too. Does the dip in the center of the neck even out or are we suppose to do something to give it the gental curve shown in the picture of the finished sweater for this pattern?
Poster: Koren
July 14, 2015

I have knitted many sweaters in the round and have not heard of doing a selvage stitch. This is typically used to make sure the edges stay flat, good for picking up stitches later.
Can you please explain the purpose of the selvage in this pattern?
I am also assuming that this means if I am to cast on 49 stitches than I am really to cast on 51.

Thank you for your insight on this.
Poster: rosegreen
March 3, 2015

I have begun this pattern. I understand I need to increase the raglan sleeves until I separate the sleeves. Do I keep increasing in the stitches that were the beginning and end of the rows?
The back of the sweater is not increasing but staying at 25 stitches. What am I doing wrong?
Poster: Patricia habegger
July 16, 2014

Two questions:
I'm almost done with the collar, but I'm confused that on the picture it looks like it's ribbed and I don't find that in the instructions.
I also find it difficult to understand that it will be wide enough across the shoulders to fit with a total of 139 stitches (that's what I figure I should end up with after my increases for the medium size. ( plus those three you add to join). Am I missing something?
Poster: Cecily
March 3, 2014

I understand from previous comments that I join at the start of round 21 and continue to increase at the raglan lines. My question is-- do I also need to do any thing with the edge stitches or the increases at the beginning and end of the row? By any chance do you have anything showing the number of stitches at various points--number of stitches per sleeve. Thank you
Poster: jfitzgerald
January 21, 2014

I understand that you increase at the Ragland lines until you divide for the sleeves every other row. Do you keep increasing at the end of the row which has become the center?

Also there is a dip thing in the center front before joining. Do you sew it closed before adding the neck ribbing?
Poster: kjax
December 23, 2013

thank you so much for this pattern! it's exactly what i was looking for, had "invented" it before but was not up to re-invention at this point in life. it has the great fitting neck without short-rowing in the back...thank you for writing it out! i have some indigo-dyed wool, and will let you know how i make out. you have made my day! kj
Poster: Claudette
October 16, 2012

Do I join in the round right from the get go? 53 stitches in the round doesn't look like enough room for a head to get through...

Am I missing something?
Poster: Margaret Hollister
August 23, 2012

Seemed just right to knit my homespun wool but lost the plot with it when I started to knit the rounds before sleeve division.
Did I keep on increasing at raglan line? every round or alt? will try another pattern and hope to use this one with clearer instructions given.
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