Monday, March 11, 2013

First Raglan Sweater



This pattern is called $5 in Paris and was created by Anna Peck Maliszewski.

I picked this pattern as my first sweater for a variety of reasons. Mainly, it is a free pattern and uses yarn I already have in my stash. It's also an easy pattern to follow and is made in the raglan style. That means I can try this sweater on as I go.

So far it is knitting up quickly. For some reason I thought it would take a long time to make. The only thing that does take time is putting half of the stitches on another needle so that I can try the sweater on. I think it may be well worth it though.

With every pattern I use, I'm changing this one a little. Bold for a first time sweater knitter! At least I think so. I'm making the sweater longer which will mean increases for the hips. I also want to make the sleeves longer. Not drastic changes but changes I wanted to mention. I'll keep you posted on my progress.

I hope you enjoy!

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