Sweater in Progress

My primary project lately has been a raglan sweater for myself from this Japanese Vogue pattern book. Although the pattern is written for seamed construction and that's how I'm doing it (thought it would be a good learning experience), it could be adapted fairly easily to seamless construction. I already had to adapt it to my size, since the pattern is written for one size only - skinny.

I'm currently working on the front panel, which I decided to do last to give me a break at the end from pure stockinette. The front has a cabled rib center panel - simple enough to get the hang of pretty quickly, but it breaks up the work nicely. This photo is of one repeat of the front panel chart. I did another one-and-a-half repeats overnight. A little bit past 4 repeats and I will be casting off underarm stitches and starting the raglan decreases. There will be 7 repeats when I've finished.

Then I get to seam everything up and knit on a collar. I'm not sure that I'll get it done before Christmas, but since it's for me, it doesn't really matter.



crmartin's picture

That's going to be a beautiful sweater, the color is gorgeous!


PS The dog is adorable.


ronhuber's picture

I, too, like the colour. Is that a garter stitch border - my favourite? It is beautiful and so elegant.

Britisher's picture

Looks great, hope you get a lot of enjoyment out of finishing it. What's the name of the pattern? I'd like to look it up on Ravelry.

drmel94's picture

It's just listed in the book as "14. Raglan Sweater". :-)

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daveballarat's picture

You had no trouble with the Japanese characters while following the instructions? I ask because I noticed recently that in my wool shot in Istanbul there are pattern books in Turkish. My Turkish is pretty crap, so I slipped through the pictures, drooled at the images :) ...and decided to stock up on books from home. ... I'm only a beginner... so am making it easy for myself... or so i hope...
I like that sweater, the Japanese one ... it reminds me of an indian styled shirt that I bought a few years ago. it looks comfortable.
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