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lakshmi 01-25-2013 10:11 AM

raglan pullover
HI there, I am knitting for the first time a raglan pullover for my son. I followed the instructions to the tee. My problem is that the neck is too small my for son to pull down his head. I removed few rows but it is still tight. Now i have come down to the row where i did the first BO of the stitches.The next row would be to decrease the raglan decrease to widen the neck circle. IS there a way around this problem.

thank you.

Antares 01-25-2013 10:15 AM

Hi and welcome to KH.

So sorry to hear you're having problems with the fit! Could you link to a pattern or at least give us the name of it? That will give the pros here a chance to see what can be done to help you.


suzeeq 01-25-2013 10:36 AM

You could take out the decrease round (or two of them) and just knit it to the length you want with no more decs, then BO the neck.

lakshmi 01-25-2013 10:41 AM

I am using The knitters handy book of sweater patterns by ANN BUdd ( book of basic designs in multiple gauges and sizes).

Thank you for uick reply

lakshmi 01-25-2013 10:43 AM

That's exactly what i was thinking. I am going to try now and will post if i get it correct

Thanks for quick reply.

GrumpyGramma 01-25-2013 10:44 AM

Would it make sense to try a larger needle for the rows that have to be redone? Do make sure to use a loose bind off.

salmonmac 01-25-2013 01:48 PM

Taking it down a few rows will help and GG is right, a stretchy bind off is a good idea.
Here's a link to one but there are several out there if you Google: stratchy bind off.

lakshmi 01-26-2013 11:04 AM

Thanks Ladies for your input. I did undo few rows and also removed one raglan decrease and the i was able to slip the pullover over the neck. I changed the needle size to one up to US 11 from US 10 1/2. for bindoff.
My son loves his pullover.


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