A dozen years ago I knit an upside-down sweater--I'm wearing it right now. I want to knit another. The sweater is knit in one piece from the collar down, and I can't remember how I did the increasing for the sleeves. The pattern says to mark stitches, then on knit rows to M1 before and after those stitches. However, I remember doing something different so that I have a really neat sort of 'ridge' two stitches wide at the front and back of each armhole. My mother taught me how to do it then, but she has since passed away. I have looked at the M1L and M1R videos and tried various combinations on a sample, but nothing looks quite the same. Any ideas for me? Thanks so much!
Hi and welcome to Knitting Help. Your sweater sounds like a top down raglan sleeve sweater made with kfb increases. If you go to www.ravelry.com (free to join) and search for top down sweaters, you'll probably find something just like or very similar.
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There are many patterns for this type of sweater and Ravelry is a great source as GG says. Here's also a pattern generator for this kind of sweater. Thery're lots of fun to knit and have the advantage of very few seams to sew!
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I guess I didn't make myself clear...I do have the pattern still, but I did the increases in the sleeves differently so they look nicer. I just can't remember how I did it. The line of increasing for the raglan-style sleeves is like a ridge, 2 or 3 stitches wide, and there are no 'holes' from the increasing. It is very symmetrical, so I did the increase differently on the left from the right side of the increase.
I'm going to try to upload a photo so you can see what I mean:
Okay, that's not working, I think the files are too large.
I appreciate the link to ravelry, I'll keep looking for patterns that have a similar increase style to them.
Thanks again, I'll keep looking for replies that can help me with this!
You probably did a different increase, like kfb, k1, kfb, or kept 2 sts between the increases. If you can post a picture of the sweater incs we can help you figure it out. Especially if it shows the same direction as your knitting, with the neck at the bottom rather than 'right side up'.
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