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Phretys
02-23-2005, 01:12 AM
I see that term every once in a while. I tried doing a Google search to find out what exactly it is (Is it a certain pattern? stitch? style?) but got hundreds of pages of people doing Raglan shaping, but not quite explaining what exactly it was. Anyone willing to enlighten me? :wink:

knittergirl
02-23-2005, 05:41 AM
Raglan shaping generally refers to a particular set of decreases used in order to shape a garment with raglan sleeves, when the garment is knit from the bottom up to the shoulders and neck. (I think it uses increases when knit from the top down.)

Raglan sleeves are usually the easiest for beginning knitters to "tackle", as opposed to set-in sleeves, saddle sleeves, etc.

Usually, mirror decreases are made on the public side of the garment on both the left- and right-hand sides and are made a stitch or two from each end. This also allows for easier seaming of the body and sleeves later.

V = stitch
// or \\ = decrease

HTH,

Casey

amy
02-23-2005, 12:58 PM
Nice daigram Casey!

Amy

knittergirl
02-23-2005, 01:46 PM
Thanks Amy!!

Phretys
02-23-2005, 05:43 PM
Thanks, Casey. That really cleared it up! The diagram is awesome.

knittergirl
02-23-2005, 10:05 PM
I'm glad it helped. I couldn't sleep last night so it gave me something to do!!

Casey :lol: