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GrumpyGramma 01-08-2012 10:39 PM

Basic top-down top pattern?
 
I'm trying to find a basic top-down sweater pattern to make up with worsted weight yarn. I've looked and looked,:wall: spent hours and hours. I find top-down patterns but most are cabled, lacy, or for lighter weight yarn...or all of the above. :eyes: I'm hoping for no seams. Could someone please help me? If you know of a link to a free pattern, could help me refining my search, anything at all, I would appreciate it so much. I think I'll head over to ravelry again and see if I can find something I've overlooked before. I just looked at who knows how many links at knittingpatterncentral and about a zillion that I googled. OK, a zillion is a slight exageration.
:wink:
I'm tempted to crochet it; that I can do w/o a pattern. I won't though, knitting just makes a nicer sweater.

Wanda Witch 01-08-2012 11:16 PM

Have you looked at sweaterbabe.com? She has some top-down sweaters, I have knit one, no seams, a cardigan but there may be others too. Might check it out, some are free.

GrumpyGramma 01-08-2012 11:20 PM

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Originally Posted by Wanda Witch (Post 1339035)
Have you looked at sweaterbabe.com? She has some top-down sweaters, I have knit one, no seams, a cardigan but there may be others too. Might check it out, some are free.

Thanks. I'm looking at some really nice things at that site.

suzeeq 01-08-2012 11:36 PM

There's pattern generators at www.knittingfool.com and www.woolworks.org/patterns/raglan.html where you put in your gauge and finished measurements needed and it works out a pattern for you. The knitting pure and simple patterns are pretty basic top down ones too.

GrumpyGramma 01-08-2012 11:53 PM

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Originally Posted by suzeeq (Post 1339038)
There's pattern generators at www.knittingfool.com and www.woolworks.org/patterns/raglan.html where you put in your gauge and finished measurements needed and it works out a pattern for you. The knitting pure and simple patterns are pretty basic top down ones too.

Thanks so much, this might be what I want. I'm printing The Incredible Custom-Fit Raglan Sweater worksheet and instructions. Maybe I'll be able to figure it out from there.



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Got the printing done, now I need to start a gauge swatch and get a new ink cartridge!

suzeeq 01-09-2012 12:17 AM

You can always ask here for help..

Jan in CA 01-09-2012 01:36 AM

Most of these are seamless and the patterns are well written and include a lot of sizes which is nice.
http://knittingpureandsimple.com/products-page/women/

Lighting57 01-09-2012 11:23 AM

Posted link was faulty.
Corrected link posted below


ETA:
A corrected link.

Website name - Spud & ChloŽ

Link to top=down tutorial:

http://www.spudandchloe.com/blog/201...lan-knitalong/

GrumpyGramma 01-09-2012 03:06 PM

@Lighting57: The link tells me I've encountered a bug. However, I did look some more on Ravelry and found a pattern, Simple Summer Tweed Top Down V-Neck, pretty much what I was hoping for all along. Between that and the link from suzeeq, I should be all set up to play for a while. I'm sure I'll have lots of questions sooner rather than later.
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/libr...op-down-v-neck

Thanks all! I'm not sure what's spooking me about getting going on this but I'm determined to learn to do top down tops. Maybe I want the security of a pattern to follow and at the same time the feeling that I'm making it up myself. Whatever, I feel like I'm venturing into the great unknown....weird. Nice to know there are lifelines here when I need them. :muah: :grphug: :hug:

Note to self: Explore Ravelry more, find out more about what's there besides the pattern finder.

justplaincharlotte 01-09-2012 04:11 PM

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Originally Posted by GrumpyGramma (Post 1339085)

Whatever, I feel like I'm venturing into the great unknown....weird.


Sounds like an exciting trip into the wild blue yonder for GG the intrepid knitting explorer! Have fun! :muah:


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