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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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Originally Posted by Wanda Witch View Post
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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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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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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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/
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Old 01-09-2012, 11:23 AM   #8
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Posted link was faulty.
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ETA:
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Website name - Spud & ChloŽ

Link to top=down tutorial:

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

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@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.

Note to self: Explore Ravelry more, find out more about what's there besides the pattern finder.
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Originally Posted by GrumpyGramma View Post

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!
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