Raglan Coming Along

I've made a bit of progress on my new raglan sweater by Staci at VeryPink.com
http://verypink.com/2011/11/02/learn-to-knit-a-mens-sweater/

It is a very well-written pattern and with her videos, it's nice to have someone get you through the tough spots. I especially like the icord stitching down the slit in the front where the zipper goes. While it doesn't show in the photo, the edges are thicker because the icord is knitted right into the rows. She even has a nifty way to put a zipper in a knitted garment. Check it out.

http://verypink.com/2011/11/02/learn-to-knit-a-mens-sweater/ (25:33 mark on the video).

Thankfully, the yarn I am using from KnitPicks and has a nice buttery quality to it, nothing like the mess I had to deal with in my last sweater project for my son; not a break or fray in the lot so far. It is City Tweed Aran/HW, Tarantella.

http://www.knitpicks.com/cfyarns/yarn_display.cfm?ID=5420183

Ten more inches left on the torso.

I'll post more once I get the torso finished and the arms started. I am imagining that spring will be here before I am finished with it, so it will be waiting for me next fall. Of course, if I can make it to Denver this summer, perhaps up at that elevation, a sweater might come in handy.

Enjoy.

Mark

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Comments

Bill's picture

Very handsome, Mark!
...you're doing a beautiful job...

Thunderhorse54's picture

Love it, can't wait to see more.

Thunderhorse54's picture

Love it, can't wait to see more.

New York Built's picture

Tears! Tears of joy!

A topdown sweater custom knit in a beautiful yarn with machine-like tension. Hand-made, not home-made.

Doing well. Great work.

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CLABBERS's picture

Tears of Joy? Wow!
You are too kind.

Mark

New York Built's picture

Top down sweaters/garments are a fav of mine. I learned that skill to escape from the limits of fewpatterns for men.
Now, back to slicing those bermudas and grinding fresh horseradish for a batch of onon relish. Sniff! Sniff!

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CLABBERS's picture

And I thought it was my knitting that inspired the tears of joy. It's the onions! Ha! I knew it ;)

ronhuber's picture

The sweater is going to be lovely. Beautiful work and a great choice of yarn.

You're doing great, and working fast as well. Working on a sweater myself, and not nearly as far as you. Great job!

Joe-in Wyoming's picture

Very nice work, Mark. It would be a good thing for the retreat, should you go...the evenings get chilly and I always take a jacket to wear. A couple of times, I needed my lined sweatshirt.

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CLABBERS's picture

Thanks for the compliment.
I went to my cousin's wedding in Breckenridge in August and there was still some snow in the crags of the mountains that framed the wedding party. It was beautiful, but a bit chilly once the sun started to do down. That was the first time I was running around in summer clothing with snow as a backdrop. There isn't much of that here in IL....flat as a pancake and only 200 feet above sea level.

smmikkel's picture

Staci is my go-to knitting helper. Her video quality is excellent and I like her sense of humor. Her FB comments about living w her dogs make me laugh all the time.

I like tweed and the raglan style. Great combo.

CLABBERS's picture

Thanks Sean. I like Staci's sense of humor as well. She'd make a pretty good hand model too. I really enjoy how she responds to questions about her patterns and videos. I was happy to pay the $8 for the pattern, especially since the video does such a great job getting the knitter through the awkward spots, and areas where she has put her own spin on the stitching.

Mark

chicquette's picture

As always, great work, Mark. Can't wait to see the finished product.

Louis

CLABBERS's picture

If I get it done before summer, I'll wear it for you the next time we get together. If I go to Denver for the retreat, I will definitely take it there for the chilly mornings. Thanks for the compliment.
Mark