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Old 02-25-2006, 06:32 PM   #1
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Using a chart in the Round on a sweater...
My son was feeling left out cause I have been knitting my daughter an Easter dress so I decided to knit him another sweater... He choose his colors but I really didn't want to do another striped sweater.. so in a magazine I picked up it has a chart for a car but they knit the sweater flat then seam.. I really would like to do a raglan like before but how would I do that? In the sweater before when I changed colors it was uneven where the rnd began and started and then again when I changed back to MC.... so how would I make the little car even? or is this why its done flat? TIA
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Old 02-25-2006, 06:45 PM   #2
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The reason it's flat is because of the near impossibility of doing intarsia in the round unless the background color goes through the intarsia design.

If you try regular intarsia in the round, there is no way for the yarn to be where you need it for the next round unless you knit flat.

Imagine knitting trunk to hood on one round. When you get back to the car, the car yarn is still at the hood. Back and forth is best for this.

What you could do is knit down to the armpits in the raglan and then divide from and back after the shoulder shaping is done. You'd just have to seam the sides.
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Old 02-25-2006, 06:51 PM   #3
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yeahhh Thank You Ingrid that makes perfect sense I had not even thought of that lol I will try knitting to the arm pits and going from there...


I kept hitting refresh and telling dh wonder where Ingrid is I neeeddd heerrrr
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Old 02-25-2006, 07:12 PM   #4
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:rofling: There were 13 minutes between your question and my response. I am off the computer, on occasion! :D
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you mean you leave us alone sometimes???


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Originally Posted by dustinac
you mean you leave us alone sometimes???


Yes, but there are always competent adults around!
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Old 02-25-2006, 08:50 PM   #7
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oh yes I'd be lost with out ALL the fellow knitting helpers.. prolly would have thrown out my needles and yarn :D
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