Monday, February 14, 2005

Raglan on 1 needle--it is possible

Thanks to the Knitters Review Forum, I do think I can make this cardi on 1 needle from armholes on. Will post complete instructions, as well as progress report. Back is done to armhole, started left front-- done halfway to armhole. Had to buy Fee's Sweater Workshop Book and Zimmermann's Knitting Workshop for help here, but at least all armhole dec will be the same (I hope). Also will be setting in zpper by hand (no machine to do it). Stay tuned.

3 Comments:

Blogger Roxanne said...

Looking forward to seeing your innovative ways of approaching the pattern! I don't have a sewing machine so I'm thinking about sewing in a zipper by hand too...as Zimmerman suggests in her book of "finishing techniques".

9:12 AM

 
Blogger Leisel said...

I know you're already further along than this, but since you're already working on revisions, maybe you would have a better idea than I would of whether it would work...

Would it work out well to do the back and fronts up to the armholes as one unit, and each of the sleeves in the round? In addition to the modification you're doing, that could eliminate almost all the seaming involved in this sweater.

So... would doing it that way somehow cause problems with drape or stability in the finished piece, or would it just eliminate steps?

11:02 AM

 
Blogger Martha said...

Beverly,

I really think you are going to be happy joining your Ribby after the armhole decreases. For one thing, you can see immediately whether it's going to fit (which, after too many people saying their finished Ribby was too small, was becoming a big cause for concern for me), or not! I am also far more motivated to finish than I would be if I were dealing with "pieces" that have to be seamed and then add the collar, and then the zipper facing, and finally, what's making me the most nervous, the DREADED ZIPPER. I am going insert mine by hand too, so we'll compare notes on that when we're finished. Good luck, and thanks for your post.

6:01 AM

 

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