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Old 01-08-2012, 10:39 PM   #1
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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, spent hours and hours. I find top-down patterns but most are cabled, lacy, or for lighter weight yarn...or all of the above. 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.

I'm tempted to crochet it; that I can do w/o a pattern. I won't though, knitting just makes a nicer sweater.
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Old 01-08-2012, 11:16 PM   #2
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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.
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Old 01-08-2012, 11:20 PM   #3
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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.
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Old 01-08-2012, 11:36 PM   #4
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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.
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Old 01-08-2012, 11:53 PM   #5
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Originally Posted by suzeeq View Post
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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@Lighting57: The link tells me I've encountered a bug.

My apologies.
I don't know what happened.
I tried the link after I posted this morning and it worked without that warning.
But not now.
Below is a link to the website.
That way you can check it out without going through Ravelry.
I have no idea what went wrong with my link above.
I'll go back now an remove it.
If it messes up again just search for the website on BING.
I think you will like it a lot and I found it very helpful.
This will take you to Part 1 of the tutorial.
There are 4 or 5 parts posted on the website.
They can be found about half way down the page using the last link below.

ETA:
Website name - Spud & ChloŽ

Link to top - down tutorial:

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

http://www.spudandchloe.com/blog/201...pattern-guide/
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Originally Posted by Lighting57 View Post
@Lighting57: The link tells me I've encountered a bug.

My apologies.
I don't know what happened.
I tried the link after I posted this morning and it worked without that warning.
But not now.
I'll send you the website link later.
That way you can check it out without going through Ravelry.
Thanks. No apologies needed, that stuff happens. I mainly mentioned it so that you'd know about it not working. I trust you noticed that I found a pattern I want to try even though the link went kaplooey on us, so you still did me a favor. Serendipity. I'd given up on finding a pattern and there it was!

PS: Oh, yeah! Thanks for the links.
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Originally Posted by GrumpyGramma View Post
I'm trying to find a basic top-down sweater pattern to make up with worsted weight yarn. I've looked and looked, spent hours and hours. I find top-down patterns but most are cabled, lacy, or for lighter weight yarn...or all of the above. 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.

I'm tempted to crochet it; that I can do w/o a pattern. I won't though, knitting just makes a nicer sweater.
The cardigan sweater I just posted on Whatcha Knitting is a simple top down from Pure and Simple. No seams at all!!!
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