Good Morning Fellow Knitter's,
Well I've got to say I absolutely love this pattern and Weinstein's book "Knits Men Want". I've always wanted to do a top down raglan and could not be happier with this pattern and his directions. The pattern begins on page 53 and starts with taking and recording body measurement to ensure a perfect fit. I am knitting a chest size 44. Mine actually measures 42 but I want a little room. My waist drops to a 33 so I'll taper the body slightly as I go.
After you cast on the appropriate number of stitches you knit the fabric shaping the raglan. Increasing stitches where markers have been strategically located for the front halves, shoulder sleeves and back. The placket and button holes are worked as you continue to shape the raglan. That is where I am at in the pattern now. As you can see from the attached photos I've finished 3 holes and I am continuing down to the fourth. There are a total of 6 buttons in this design. I'll post again at the end of the placket and just when I join the body.
I am very pleased with the silk cotton blend. It's creating a very luxurious fabric that will feel great against the skin. I am so excited with this project. Something sensual about its thick undershirt quality.
Have a nice weekend all,