Wednesday, March 21, 2007

seamless raglan

pattern: based on Zimmermann's seamless raglan construction, including the neck shaping on page 74 of Knitting Without Tears. instead of the EPS, upper arms were calculated to measure since i wanted negative ease around the bust but postive ease around the upper arms. body knitted from the bottom up; sleeves top down from provisional cast-ons at the yoke. the sweater was knitted in the round then steeked open as Zimmermann favors, and as i do now. sleeve shaping was trial-and-error.

yarn: four skeins (100 grams) of Araucania Nature Wool in color #03 (100% wool).



  • Just lovely! One day maybe I will attempt a sweater for myself (a la EZ), hopefully as nice as this!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 4:16 AM  

  • Wowzers, that's gorgeous. I have been toying with the idea of treating myself to some Nature Wool for some time and you may have just swayed me.

    Great work!

    By Blogger Kelly, at 4:35 AM  

  • That is really lovely.

    By Blogger Alexandra, at 5:35 AM  

  • I LOVE those sleeves! Beautiful Sweater.

    By Blogger KibitzKnitz, at 6:05 AM  

  • Fantastic! I love it.

    By Blogger Ann, at 6:06 AM  

  • That's gorgeous, I've been wanting to try a steeked front cardigan since I share EZs distaste for purling.

    I love how you make the sleeves blossom - do you have your percentages posted? I would be interested in how you calculated that out. Thanks

    By Blogger Rachael, at 6:18 AM  

  • Truly gorgeous!

    By Blogger Jess, at 6:23 AM  

  • That is very cute. I love the 3/4 sleeves with the puff at the cuff.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 6:57 AM  

  • Smashing!!!!!

    By Blogger Whaledancer, at 7:55 AM  

  • Oh my. I love it. The color, the shape, the everything. I want one. Wish I could knit faster. Great sweater!

    By Blogger Kathy Leelanau, at 8:15 AM  

  • Lovely. Did you alternate skeins every few rows with the Araucania Nature Wool? I have a ton of it in my stash and was just wondering if you felt it necessary to alternate to avoid pooling. Thanks for sharing the entire process with us!

    By Blogger Friender, at 9:12 AM  

  • That is beautiful and a great fit on you!

    By Anonymous tiennie, at 11:23 AM  

  • Out of this world! You've accomplished one of my goals: to knit a steeked cardigan I really like. Lovely sweater, lovely color, lovely yarn.

    By Blogger K2Karen, at 11:38 AM  

  • beautiful fit, and nice call with the bloused sleeve, it really adds character.

    Great job and cleean sqeaky steeking.

    By Blogger brooklyn tweed, at 12:45 PM  

  • gorgeous color and fit. wow. makes me want to make one, too!

    By Blogger Rebecca, at 1:14 PM  

  • This is a lovely cardigan. Colour and fit are great!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 2:42 PM  

  • Love the colors. Going to have to chase that yarn down and look at it closer.

    EZ would be proud how you tweaked it with the various ease to fit you. :)

    By Blogger Lynn, at 7:48 PM  

  • Beautiful all around -- color, shaping, style, and photos too!

    By Blogger Jeanne, at 8:52 PM  

  • oooh! I love this sweater, especially the sleeves. Great job!

    I have yet to attempt an EZ pattern (math scares me) but it sure is tempting, especially after seeing this.

    By Blogger nicole, at 1:12 AM  

  • You look great in this seamless raglan!

    By Blogger gocce & knitting, at 7:37 AM  

  • i absolutely looooove it!! the sleeves are super fantastic...did the pattern call for those billowy sleeves or did you design them yourself? awesome job!

    By Anonymous cristina, at 12:33 AM  

  • that sweater is so cuite! i love the little poof above each cuff . . .

    By Blogger anne, at 9:52 PM  

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