Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-25-2013, 10:11 AM   #1
lakshmi
Casting On
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: indiana
Posts: 4
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
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.
lakshmi is offline   Reply With Quote

 

This advertising will not be shown to registered members. Join our free online community today!

Old 01-25-2013, 10:15 AM   #2
Antares
Working the Gusset
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 1,884
Thanks: 236
Thanked 675 Times in 632 Posts
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.

Thanks!
Antares is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-25-2013, 10:36 AM   #3
suzeeq
Knit On!
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Montana
Posts: 27,765
Thanks: 160
Thanked 6,451 Times in 6,035 Posts
Send a message via Yahoo to suzeeq
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.
__________________
sue- knitting heretic

suzeeq is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-25-2013, 10:41 AM   #4
lakshmi
Casting On
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: indiana
Posts: 4
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
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 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-25-2013, 10:43 AM   #5
lakshmi
Casting On
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: indiana
Posts: 4
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
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.
lakshmi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-25-2013, 10:44 AM   #6
GrumpyGramma
Grafting the Toe
 
GrumpyGramma's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 7,570
Thanks: 1,958
Thanked 3,098 Times in 2,608 Posts
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.
__________________
~ GG

Happiness is catching that dropped stitch while it's still fixable..

GrumpyGramma is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 01-25-2013, 01:48 PM   #7
salmonmac
Moderator
Mod Squad
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Maryland
Posts: 8,425
Thanks: 624
Thanked 3,388 Times in 3,069 Posts
Taking it down a few rows will help and GG is right, a stretchy bind off is a good idea.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=abBhe-JYmgI
Here's a link to one but there are several out there if you Google: stratchy bind off.
salmonmac is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to salmonmac For This Useful Post:
TEMA (01-27-2013)
Old 01-26-2013, 11:04 AM   #8
lakshmi
Casting On
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: indiana
Posts: 4
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
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.

Thanks
lakshmi is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Raglan Pullover Sweater Suzette How-to Questions 4 06-24-2011 12:33 AM
Top=Down pullover Raglan GrandmaLori Pattern Central 3 04-18-2009 01:17 AM
Shaker Rib Raglan Pullover Knit4Pie What'cha Knittin'? 13 11-03-2007 01:33 PM
Finished: Child's Raglan Pullover jamadian75 What'cha Knittin'? 17 07-22-2007 07:15 PM
Raglan pullover sweater question stitchwitch How-to Questions 3 09-02-2006 05:36 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:35 AM.