knitting without Tears

MWK - Houston's picture

Ok so I finally bought the book Knitting without Tears and want to make the no seam raglan sweater. At first read it seems pretty complicated. Any tricks or obstacles I should watch for? I know I need to do a lot of math before I start, but it sounds like it will come out beautiful.

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Joe-in Wyoming's picture

I recommend all the above

I recommend all the above and take time to read the directions through a few times before starting. Saves ripping out , if you approach it like I normally do...gung ho, full speed ahead. --Books, knitting, cats, fountain pens...Life is Good.

WillyG's picture

I got the same book

I got the same book recently, and am working on the seamless raglan. I'll get to the hybrid soon enough. I tried doing the sleeves two at a time, but it was to fussy, and I ended up knitting too tight. Now I'm trying EZ's suggestion of the 16" circ for one sleeve and knitting loosely as she recommends. Good luck to you!

Thomasknits's picture

Check out Jared Flood's

Check out Jared Flood's seamless hybrid:
http://brooklyntweed.blogspot.com/2006/08/seamless-hybrid_30.html
-Thomas

ronhuber's picture

"Knitting Without Tears" is

"Knitting Without Tears" is a wonderful book and you will never regret buying it. I would say you should make sure you are certain what your gauge is. Don't do a swatch in flat. Make sure you do one in the round for a true measurement. However, after that, you will find her recipe is simple and you will have a sweater that fits you like a glove.

MWK - Houston's picture

oops Knitting without Fears.

oops Knitting without Fears.