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Old 02-01-2008, 05:09 PM   #1
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I finished my top down raglan - and have to admit I am pleased with how it came out :D This was my second sweater (first with sleeves) and I knit it based on The Knitting Fool Percentage Method

As others had noted, when you are on the "plus size" these percentages don't work all that great - but it was actually a perfect fit in the shoulders/yoke area. I had to split for the sleeves a LOT earlier than the pattern called for - but once I accepted that (involved frogging) and split it, everything worked out perfectly.

I used Plymouth Encore for yarn and just did it in simple stockinette so I could learn the construction without worrying about staying in a stitch pattern. Here are some pics (the one of it not being worn is the truest to its real color) - and thanks for looking :D

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Old 02-01-2008, 06:55 PM   #2
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I REALLY like that! Nice work.
I'm also in the process of knitting my first sweater (adult). I knit in the round instead of following the pattern which knits front and back separte. Now I am trying to figure out the sleeve part.
YOU DID A GREAT JOB!
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Old 02-01-2008, 06:58 PM   #3
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Wonderful job and it looks really good on you. You did a great job figuring out the fit. Congrats to you! You should be really proud of this sweater.
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Old 02-01-2008, 07:27 PM   #4
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Thanks Suziblues and The.Knitter! I am proud of it - and Suziblues good luck figuring out the sleeve part. It (at least on mine) was easier than I though it was going to be :D
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Old 02-01-2008, 08:54 PM   #5
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Yay! It looks really great. Good for you figuring out about the sleeves! They look like a great fit! Nice work!
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Old 02-02-2008, 12:47 AM   #6
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Looks like a great fit!
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Congrats!! It's wonderful you could figure all that out. Making my first sweater is something I want to do this year.
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Great job, it looks really good on you.
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It looks terrific! You did a great job
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Old 02-02-2008, 11:14 AM   #10
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Looks great!! Great job
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