WIP: Sapphire Raglan Sweater Progress Pic

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This is the first progress pic of my first attempt at a raglan sweater. In the pic I know it looks like the left sleeve is shorter than the right but that's just a combination of camera angle, how I had it on, and that edge rolling more than the other. They're actually the same.

I think it's coming along reasonably ok for my first attempt at one.

edit: ok it seems the photo uploader isn't working again.

You can see the image here: http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3057/2510828405_ba7c47df0c_o.jpg

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No pattern. I just

No pattern. I just calculated the percentages, cast on, and started knitting. I've been trying it on as I go to adjust the numbers a little as needed. So far it seems to be working. I was actually a little surprised when the neck actually fit properly the first time, assuring me that my calculations were correct.

I spent several weeks reading numerous sweater pattern so as to learn the basic construction of raglan sweaters and just went from there.

I don't really like following other people's patterns. That way if I screw it up I can say "I meant for it to look like that" LOL

Mason

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Looks great! (Personally, I

Looks great! (Personally, I think raglans are difficult to construct but worth the trouble it takes to get the measurements right, since they are so comfortable.) Fantastic colour too!
What kind of yarn is it? Wool? Look forward to seeing more!

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Thanks. I'm actually finding

Thanks. I'm actually finding it to be a bit easier than I expected.

The yarn is KP Wool of the Andes.

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Looking good, the fit looks

Looking good, the fit looks perfect and the color is great!

Randy

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Thanks. :) Mason Linux:

Thanks. :)

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It dooes look fantastic Mason, I think are making a great sweater. Sometimes I get into trouble because I want instant satisfaction, lol! So when I am making a project like that I do little projects so as to keep me satisfied about finishing something . There should be no hurry. Thanks for sharing.

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Thanks Andy. I agree about

Thanks Andy.

I agree about the small projects, I have a couple of them going in case I get bored with the sweater. So far that hasn't happened but I'm sure that once I get down to the point that it's a lot of stockinette for the torso it's bound to happen LOL

I'm finding this sweater to be a quite fun project. Probably because it's my first.

Mason

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Looks fine to me Mason. It's

Looks fine to me Mason. It's a nice fitting neckline and it looks as though the proportions are right for the body and sleeves. Can't wait to see the next progress report.

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Thanks. I went to some extra

Thanks. I went to some extra trouble to triple check all my math to try and ensure it fit my build as well as trying it on often.

Mason

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