Have just finished my crew-neck raglan sweater from Ann Budd's "Knitter's Handy Book of Sweater Patterns". The first FO I think I've posted here.
knitted in Black Hills wool, which I posed about recently, in a marled colourway called 'Waikari' on 5mm Knit Pick Options circular needles.
I learned a couple of new techniques, the tubular cast-on and the kitchener stitch bind-off. I'm feeling quite evangelical about these at the moment, as they give such a great finish to the garment, and I'll definitely be using again.
If I'd do anything differently with this project it would have been:
1. To place a few purl and knit stitches between the SSK and K2tog decreases to make a more pronounced raglan look to the garment;
2. Not to have cast on just 90% of the total stitches at the ribbing. 95% would probably have been better.
Yarn for the next project, 50% llama and 50% wool, which knits to 11st over 4" was bought this evening on the way home from a meeting. Yum, yum.