Thursday, March 29, 2007

Help with Percentage System?

Hi All -

I am about to embark on a top down raglan sleeve sweater for myself. I was wondering if anyone could tell me which book has the more updated EZ percentage system. I made a sweater for my husband using the older percentages and it ended up with the tighter sleeves and I don't want that to happen again!

Thanks for your help everyone!


  • That's a good question and I would be interested in knowing the answer also. In a 1/12/07 post to this KAL (My First EZ- A Yoke Sweater) Meg placed a comment about the updated percentage system. She didn't say where it was documented. I wouldn't limit yourself to just EZ books. The latest on this may be in one of the Schoolhouse's DVDs. You may want to phone Schoolhouse and ask your question.
    I believe the old percentage system stated 8% of stitches on threads for the underarms. The update version is 10%. But I think there was an update to the upperarm percentage also. HTH's Sue

    By Blogger Sue, at 3:05 PM  

  • I've been using 27-30% for my cuffs, instead of 20% and it really helps.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 3:10 PM  

  • meg has a comment somewhere on this blog saying that she has updated the uppersleeve to be 40 percent. i did two sweaters where i did 38 percent and i must say that it works perfectly. a very nice width i think. i also made the sleeve cuffs something like 25 pct. i don't remember what ez suggests. you can see how the sleeves work on the pictures on my post 'hybrid in action' earlier this week.

    By Blogger knititch, at 3:17 PM  

  • What a timely question, as I am just now starting the sleeves on my son's sweater and thought that 20% on the cuff did not seem to be enough. I was thinking of going 25% when starting the sleeve. It is nice to benefit from the knowledge of those who have gone before me.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 4:16 PM  

  • I found this bit of information tucked away in my archives from 2003:

    Wool Gathering #69 contains the updated percentage system.
    Knitters 4-part series on basic raglan sweater from Meg (K58 - K61, Spring '00 - Winter '00) contains the updated percentage system.

    Also, if you call Schoolhouse Press, they will be happy to help. SchoolhousePress.com should have contact information.

    Hope this helps.

    By Anonymous Diane In Chico, CA, at 4:01 AM  

  • I just added a post to the blog about how I figure out how many stitches to use for my sleeves. It's not exactly EPS, but close. I hope it's helpful.

    By Blogger Emily, at 9:37 AM  

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