how to improvise a top-down sweater
March 2013
May 2013

how to improvise a top-down sweater

Project info
Needles & yarn
US 10 - 6.0 mm
Queensland Collection Kathmandu Chunky
none left in stash

UPDATE: IMPROV now exists as a pattern listing on Ravelry

It’s not just a sweater — it’s a top-down tutorial in action. I’m explaining the top-down method as I knit a simple raglan pullover to my own specifications, without a pattern, so you’ll know how to do it too.

How to improvise a top-down sweater:
Part 1: Casting on and marking raglans
Part 2: Raglans and neck shaping
Part 3: Finishing the neck and yoke
Part 4: Separating the sleeves and body
Part 5: The art of sweater shaping
Prologue: The possibilities are endless

Finished shots of the sample sweater, along with the specs in short form, are on the blog and here on Rav.

If you have questions, please ask them on the corresponding blog post, to keep things in one place and so everyone can benefit from all the Q’s and A’s.

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March 2013
May 2013
About this pattern
Personal pattern (not in Ravelry)
About this yarn
by Queensland Collection
85% Merino, 10% Silk, 5% Cashmere goat
142 yards / 100 grams

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  • Project created: March 8, 2013
  • Finished: May 28, 2013
  • Updated: August 14, 2016
  • Progress updates: 8 updates