View Full Version : Finished: Child's Raglan Pullover

07-18-2007, 09:41 AM
Completed in 18 days to reach a KAL goal over at Stashalong (http://www.stashalong.blogspot.com)
Modeled by the recipient, my DD #1 (age 5)
This is very loosely based on a pattern from the book Children's Sweaters and Hats: Knitting Seamless Raglans Top Down by Mary Rich Goodwin


Yarn: Plymouth Encore Worsted (http://www.yarndex.com/yarn.cfm?yarn_id=333)in Walnut (from Stash)
Yarn Amt: almost 600 yds (200 yds per ball) ;
Needles: Knit Picks Option - US 8 (5mm) for body and sleeves, US 7(4.5mm) for ribbing on sleeve cuffs, US 9(5.5mm) for bind off on all edges
Source: Great Balls of Yarn (http://www.greatballsofyarn.com/)in South FL

Size: Child's Size 6 - 28" Chest

Modifications: 3x1 ribbing on the body to avoid too much pulling in below the waist; no Fair Isle as in the pattern; used the suggested short row yoke method to pull the back up slightly. Made the sleeve ribbing 3"; instead of 1"


More details and photos on my blog (http://thebrownberry.blogspot.com)

07-18-2007, 09:48 AM
Very nice. She looks so happy. I'm going to have to learn this short-row yoke thingy you speak of.

07-18-2007, 09:52 AM
Great job!!! :balloons: Your DD looks so happy!! :grin:

07-18-2007, 09:58 AM
Beautiful sweater! I'm working on my first top down raglan now and hope it turns out half as nice!

07-18-2007, 10:01 AM
Lovely sweater!

07-19-2007, 08:38 AM
I love it!:heart:

07-19-2007, 09:06 AM
Lovely sweater. :thumbsup:

07-19-2007, 09:10 AM
Thanks everyone!! :)

Hey Nikki

The pattern gives the option to add 4 short rows to the back and part of the sleeve sections of the sweater to raise this section up slightly. It definitely showed a difference in the fit on her, and looks to me like this is a great way to prevent the neckline from pulling outward to either side.

07-19-2007, 09:11 AM
:muah:great sweater!! She looks adorable in it!!

07-19-2007, 09:39 AM
It's adorable!

07-19-2007, 04:35 PM
Nice job. Happy kid + Happy mom = Happy world.

Jan in CA
07-19-2007, 04:58 PM
That looks fabulous! It looks like she likes it, too!

07-19-2007, 07:37 PM
Very nice! she looks great in it too. You made it in a speedy time too:cheering:

Ellen Edwards
07-19-2007, 07:47 PM
Hey Marcie--that's awesome, and your dd is darling! Was it very hard to knit? I'm trying a topdown raglan baby sweater, and I'm about 3/4 done, then I start the sleeves--which I've never done.:oo:

Hope you got a chance to go to FF this weekend!!:hug:

Hygiene Mama
07-19-2007, 11:02 PM
I love it!

07-20-2007, 12:03 AM
you do beautiful work. the sweater isn't half bad either. ;)

07-20-2007, 11:43 PM
Nice sweater Jamadian!!! Man, that last picture has soooo much energy! Kudos to the model and the photographer. ;)

07-22-2007, 07:15 PM
A classic style!
Very well done.