Tuesday, February 25, 2014
Magic Top Down Custom Fit Raglan Sweater-body and details
I have opted to use a moss stitch to finish the bottom-just over an inch of that . Obviously I also chose to knit a cable pattern down the center of the front.
I had 50 stitches to play with when the neck stitches were caste on so I divided that in half and found a cable pattern that would fit down the middle. My cable pattern took up 17 stitches and were not at all affected by the raglan sleeve increase.
I have seen simple all over eyelet lace in this design or a lace panel could work down the center. One of Jasmines dresses that I knit in this pattern had a purl panel off to the side. Another pullover had a series of ribbing in the middle at the bodice but stockinette stitch else where.
There are skull lace patterns out there that a teen might love to have in a black sweater for example. I don't have good luck with lace myself and didn't want to fuss with increases.
Just some ideas.
What next? Either the sleeves or the neckline. I am inclined to get the neckline out of the way while I decide on sleeve style. I am not opposed to a cap sleeve on this model but I don't like full sleeves because I don't like to roll up my sweater sleeves to do dishes. lol.
I am excited that this is nearly finished! Not to get it over with so much as to finally wear it (Oh I hope it fits and that its actually flattering!)