increase on raglan sweater

So I made one top down raglan sweater and during the process it said to increase a stitch before and after a marker. It didn't say how, and I did knit front and back.
It worked great, but the diagonal lines between the body and the sleeve are very pronounced.
Is there another increase I can use that will make the line more subtle?


QueerJoe's picture

I personally think that those diagonal lines on a raglan make for an interesting looking accent.

If you'd still prefer a less noticeable increase, you might want to try knitting into the stitch below, and then into the stitch itself (if that makes sense).

I find this makes a very smooth increase that creates no lumps.

Joe-in Wyoming's picture

Barbara Walker's Knitting from the Top has a really good section on the various increases and how they look. It's my go-to when I'm deciding what look I want for my raglan lines. -- Books, knitting, cats, fountain pens...Life is Good.

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purlyman's picture

I agree with Joe - I really like the diagonal lines in a raglan sweater. Personal preference though! Good luck!