Best Top Down Raglan Pattern?

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I want to do a pullover and wondered if anyone can point me in the direction
of a good pattern/book to use.

Thanks,
Abi




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You can get a basic pattern for free here:
http://www.knittingfool.com/pages/topdown.cfm

But if you're willing to invest $20, I have a recommendation.  I just
acquired a copy of "Knitting from the Top" by Barbara Walker.  I did a
lot of searching for top-down, in-the-round design resources, and this
is by far the most complete one I've come across.  It describes not
only raglan designs, but also yoke shoulders, set-in sleeves, saddle
sleeves, and more.  It is not a pattern book; there is not a single
set of stitch-by-stitch instructions.  Rather, she describes the
methods of construction in detail, and gives you the tools you need to
calculate your own stitch counts to fit your measurements.  You also
have to come up with your own color and/or texture patterns, assuming
you want anything other than plain one-color stockinette.  However, if
you have a bottom-up raglan pattern that you really like, with this
book you will likely be able to adapt it to be top-down.

It can be a little hard to find.  I ended up buying it from
knitpicks.com, which has it in stock at a discounted price of $18.  If
you add something else to your order to get up to $30, shipping is
free.  (It's pretty easy to find something to buy at KnitPicks.)

If you google "top down raglan", you'll likely find some other
resources.

Hope that helps!

--
Randall

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Depending on how adaptable you want the pattern, there's
http://www.woolworks.org/patterns/raglan.html

which walks you through a formula to design your own.

Also, I've made a couple of children's top-down raglans from an Ann
Norling pattern that's very versatile:  #53: Kid's Basic: Top-down
Raglan $6.00 which you can see at
http://www.paradisefibers.com/patterns/norling.asp

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And then there's Elizabeth's bottom-up raglan...

On Mon, 14 Mar 2005 14:31:46 -0500, "Gallagher"

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Patons has a couple of lovely basic upside-down pattern books - one for
pullovers, and one for cardigans.

HTH
Katherine



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I've got an ancient copy of Leisure Arts "Complete Book of Raglan Sweaters"
that I love...It gives a slew of sizes (6 mo. to size 50) in four different
weight yarns and in about six different patterns (striped, fair isle, etc.).

Louise

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I used to have this book.  Been kicking myself ever since I let it get away.
:-(
BonnieBlue

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Oh my that sounds wonderful.  I wonder whether it's still available...

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Found it on line, and then came to my senses. ;)
I do NOT need any more patterns, I do NOT need any more patterns...

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LOL Sure you do! THis book is very versatile, and can replace many other
patterns. <g>

Katherine

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