Satisfaction!

Satisfaction. Say it slowly, emphatically: Satisfaction! There’s just something wonderful about that word. Something, well, satisfying! Every time I hear it, I can hear Mick Jagger singing in my head. I suppose that dates me, but oh well! Satisfaction is the word for today.

Ask anyone who knows me and they will tell you that I am always busy. I’m always doing, or making, or fixing, or designing something. I really like being productive. It’s very satisfying to me.

Years ago, I designed, assembled and sold cross stitch kits.

As such, I had a large supply of DMC 6-strand embroidery floss on hand. When I opened my store, I added those to the many things I sell. For a while, the hanks of floss sat patiently waiting to be wanted. Then this past summer, suddenly everyone was looking for floss.

I had around 70 or 80 colours and for anyone who knows about these things… that is a drop in the bucket of what is available. I told people that if they gave me a list of the colours they  knew they would need, I could bring them in. But often, I see people who are traveling through and can’t wait for the special order to arrive. I didn’t think about it much until one day when I actually opened the drawers and realized that they looked barren!

I pulled out the DMC shade card and began cross referencing the colours that I have against the card so I could undertake an expansion of my stock. That was a long and tedious task. Then, feeling somewhat overwhelmed, I logged onto my supplier’s website. That was when I discovered that the shade card is only a fraction of the available colours.

If I thought I was overwhelmed before, then I’m not sure how to describe what I felt after this realization set in.

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As always when I’m at a loss, I messaged my daughter (the one who makes my blog posts look fantastic every week). She suggested that there must be a list of the top 100 colours somewhere. Ummmm, why didn’t I think of that? Oh yeah, I was feeling overwhelmed and the frontal lobe of my brain was in shut-down mode. LOL

I contacted my supplier and asked whether it would be difficult for them to send me such a list. Much to my delight, Mari emailed me the details the next day. I printed it out and began crossing off the colours that I already have to determine what I should order. That was a long tedious process. The colour card where I had marked in my stock was not in numerical order; the top 100 list was clearly in a completely different order. But I got it done. Next was to go onto the website and place my order.

Did I mention that the top 100 is a drop in the bucket of the colours available?

I started filling in the order online. I was about half way through and was interrupted. By the time I returned to it, the site had timed out. ARGH!!! (Not the actual word I used, but well… you know.) So I started over. I was interrupted yet again. I got back to it in time and got another 20 or so colours in. I was interrupted again. It timed out again. DOUBLE ARRRRGGGGGGHHHHH! This whole starting over was a nuisance! I was determined that I was not going to let anything stop me from completing my task. I had a near interruption, but I explained that I would spontaneously combust if I allowed my page to time out one more time, and my very understanding customer happily browsed the store until I was done. I completed the order and all was good. Satisfaction achieved!

Knowing I would need some place to store all these gorgeous hanks of floss once they arrived, we headed to IKEA.

I found the perfect cabinet in “Alex”. Thanks, IKEA.

My supplier called me and informed me that a few of the colours were out of stock. I told them I really didn’t care as long as there were lots of them on their way to me when the time came. She laughed and assured me that there would indeed be lots of them. I felt a little bad for the person who got stuck with picking my order in the warehouse… but not that bad.

When the parcel came in there were a dozen each of 75 happy, pretty new colours that all needed to be entered into the inventory. WOOHOO! That was a long and tedious task.

But I got it done! That was very satisfying.

As the computers were updating my point-of-sale software, I set to constructing my cabinet. I’m not sure what time it was when my husband dragged me away and said it was time to stop.

After much pondering, I came up with a design for drawer dividers. I used a cool new product called Kraftex (which I’ll tell you about another day). I sewed one for each drawer. Then came the sorting of the rows and rows of boxes by colour families and sequences. We organized them all into the trays (and one of my old 3-drawer DMC cabinets). Then mom made a list of how all the colours were organized into each drawer. We printed out labels and stuck them onto the tops of the drawer fronts for reference. I ran out of label tape before I got the colour family names onto all the drawers, but other than that, it’s all done.

This took place over a span of about 3 weeks. Each and every step of this process felt like a big accomplishment. Often I could only get things done a few minutes here and there between customers. Throughout, I was viscerally aware of the sense of satisfaction that came with finishing each step. And now, I have a beautiful cabinet with around 144 colours of DMC floss for my customers to choose from.

Satisfaction achieved!

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And the Tour is Done!

Tour de Sock is all done for 2018. What a whirlwind of sock knitting! I thought I’d sum my 2018 Tour experience today. It’s been a lot of fun, a bit of frustration and a whole lot of learning.

Warm up: Miriam by Eeva Kesäkuu

We started it off with a warm up sock called Miriam. This stranded colourwork sock was a really fun knit. It had an unusual heel construction that made it just a little different and interesting. The combination of the colourwork with the style of heel was cool. It was important to carefully follow the instructions so the stripes were correct. I was concerned that the fit might be a little strange when I first did them. However, they fit beautifully.

 

Stage 1: Plan A by Adrienne Fong

Oh my, these were such a delightful knit! I have generally always used 2.5mm needles to knit socks. This pattern called for light fingering and I used fingering weight on 2.5’s; they came out huge. I ended up submitting my photos for the stage and then frogging them back to take out as much as necessary to make them fit. I reknit the toes and “Ta Dah!” they fit. I’m actually knitting another pair (on 2.25mm needles this time) and they are perfectly to gauge. I love this pattern. On my second pair I left out the twisted cast on. I found it just a little binding. Other than that, I think this might be my new go-to for a while. (Sorry, “Hermione’s Everyday Socks“; you’re in second place…. even though I still love you.)

 

Stage 2: Odensjön by Suzanne Sjögren

These cabled socks were an absolute joy to knit. The pattern was complex enough to be interesting, yet simple enough that you could memorize it and just sit back and watch the pattern unfold. I knit these in CoBaSi yarn. It was my first experience with this yarn and it was the perfect combination. I’ll be looking for more patterns from this designer.

 

Stage 3: Bicycle Race by Heidi Nick

Wowzers! Heidi Nick sock patterns are intricate works of art. Her charts are gorgeous and in full colour. You cannot let your attention flag on any of her patterns. Heidi’s trademark interweaving traveling stitches make for a stimulating project. They are so worth the effort. I made these with CoBaSi yarn as well. I adore them. If you are looking for a challenge, I encourage you to check out her designs on Ravelry.

 

Stage 4: Arctic Blizzard by Katrine Birkenwasser

The challenge continued with stranded colourwork socks. They are stunning! The random snowflakes mean that you can’t really predict or memorize any part of the pattern. It took tremendous focus and determination to complete these. They took me almost to the deadline to finish these. They are beautiful. It’s an unusual choice to use a short-row heel on a stranded colourwork sock. I actually changed to a larger needle for 10 rows above the heel to make it just a little easier to put them on.

Stage 5: Flibbertigibbet by Lisa K. Ross

I have to say that the predictability of the chart on this round was a huge relief after the previous two stages. I thoroughly enjoyed knitting these socks. I plan to these again to give as gifts this Christmas. I love the combination of lace and cables. I see butterflies in this pattern. I hadn’t heard of this designer before, but I’ll be looking for more of her work. There is enough to sink your teeth into without it being too much.

 

Stage 6: Sidetracked by Kirsten Hall

Oh my! Kirsten Hall is so innovative. I love her creativity. This pattern is so very “out of the box”. These look like a ribbon wrapping around your foot. They are so interesting. The toe is done as a round toe. Once you wrap your brain around the chevron it’s easy and fun to knit. I did one spiral too many and then misread the heel instructions. I ended up with a ginormous heel. I kept going. I was away without internet access so I missed some pattern updates. Let’s just say, my sock didn’t turn out well. With work getting busier, I was feeling a bit burnt out. I was so disappointed, I set it aside and decided not to try meet the deadline. I still plan to complete this pattern. It really is very cool. I think I’ll knit sock 2 (which mirrors sock 1) first. Now that I know what to watch out for, I should be able to have success with that. Once I finish that, I’ll frog sock 1 back to the end of the fourth spiral and reknit the heel properly and finish them. I want to get them done before the end of this year. I am absolutely determined to finish them though. They look like they would be uncomfortable but they are actually very cozy and the “braids” don’t feel bumpy under your foot. Last year I got the cuffs of the final stage done and then threw in the towel completely. I may not have met the deadline to get points on Stage 6, but I will definitely complete it this year. I am not going to put a photo of mine up at this time because I am not happy with how it looks at all.

What a wonderful challenge the tour has been this year. It was so worth the effort. I learned so much and I have 6 completed pairs of socks (and am on my way to having a 7th pair) to show for it. My hat is off to the organizers, the moderators, the designers and all the folks that knit in this competition. Without all of them, I wouldn’t have had this fantastic experience. What a fun way to support Doctors without Borders! I’m excited to do it all again next year!

…I’ll be honest, last night I started a doll sweater, not socks.

Happy knitting!

Needles: Old, New, and Different

The final stage of Tour-de-sock features a very unusual sock pattern by Kirsten Hall called Sidetracked. I am determined to complete this round, despite my flagging motivation. I have tried a number of different needle combinations hoping to stumble on the ideal combination. I’ve tried some old, some new and some very different.

To put it into perspective, here’s a picture of this round’s socks.

 

The pattern dropped last Saturday at 4:00 am, my local time. I was printing off the pattern and had my first sock underway by 4:20. We planned a trip to visit grandchildren for the long weekend. I was determined to get as much done as possible before we hit the road around 11:00 am. I was grateful that the construction, although strange, was actually pretty fun.

I had the sock on a 60cm circular needle to start and worked the 12 active stitches with a DPN. It was awkward. I ended up with one circular and 4 DPN’s at one point. It was a very strong reminder of why I really prefer not to knit with DPN’s. It’s so easy to drop stitches off them. You don’t want to drop stitches on this pattern! By 4pm, I was feeling pretty done. With one sock barely half way done, I set the project aside and watched the scenery go by until we arrived.

I really struggled to determine how far to knit before beginning the heel and I have to say that I should have stopped a full wrap earlier than I did… which I couldn’t have known until after the heel was complete. By then, there was absolutely no way I was frogging anything. I’d be lying if I said it didn’t take the wind out of my sails. They’ll take longer to finish but they’ll fit my very tall son when they are done.

 

I came home to a big pile of work. I’ve been plugging away in the evenings. I still haven’t finished the first one. I’m ready to begin the cuff, so I’m on the home stretch and the second sock will go easier since I’ll know what to expect. I have until Thursday at 10:00 am to finish.

So yesterday, I was feeling pretty desperate to come up with some way to infuse some fun back into this project. I had a shipment of needles come in and in that order were 25cm circular needles. My supplier was a bit short on numbers and there was one lonely 2.25mm needle among them. That’s the size I’m using for these socks. I’ve had customers tell me that these teenie tiny circulars are God’s gift to sock knitters. (I wasn’t convinced.) What with all the new stock, I had to rearrange the wall in the store to accommodate all the new stuff. In the process I stumbled on the sets of curved DPN’s I had all but forgot I brought in. I figured I’d try these out too.

I pulled out the Neko curved DPN’s. I was immediately disappointed. They are plastic. Sigh. So bendy! I am not crazy about bendy needles. I took a deep breath. I was determined to give them a fair shake despite my initial feeling. I looked at my Sidetracked sock-to-be: didn’t even pick it up. My daughter had requested a pair of socks out of some Lana Grossa Scandic yarn and I had that ball handy. I figured I’d cast one on to try the bendy needles out. These needles look like someone took their DPN’s and tried to bend them to 90 degrees. They are definitely different.

I began my Twisted German cast on, over two of the three needles; I usually cast on over two needles. It was awkward, although in all fairness, it takes getting used to something that is this unusual. By the time I had 15 or 20 stitches cast on, it got easier. It was challenging to get started on these. I found that no matter what I did I kept jabbing myself in the palms of my hands with one end or another. I’ve been knitting long enough to know that the first few rounds are always a bit of a pain and then it’s fine after that. So I continued. My yarn kept getting caught on one of the ends. I really don’t like bendy needles and found that the flexibility of these really irritated me. I assume that the point of these needles is to be an improvement on DPN’s. I’m not convinced. But bear in mind that I abandoned DPN’s for sock knitting a long time ago in favour of circulars. I got about 4 rounds of twisted rib knitted and I had to set it aside. I tried having the tips of the passive needle above the active needle, then below; I tried flipping it toward the back. I don’t know. I didn’t see any videos with continental knitting on curved DPN’s. Perhaps that’s the issue. I will pick it up again after the Tour is finished and see if they’ll grow on me. For now, the jury is out on these.

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I then picked up the Knitter’s Pride Dreamz 25cm circular and transfered my Sidetracked sock onto it. The sock fits nicely. The needle tips are short. I thought they’d put up resistance as I’d knit with them because the cord is so short, but honestly I didn’t notice once I started to knit. This needle is a huge improvement over what I was doing. Heavens! What a relief. I like a longer needle tip so I can use my pinkies to anchor my movements against the needles. These tips are too small to do that without scootching my fingers close together. That will take a bit of getting used to. But you know,  I was quite surprised, but I really do like these… a lot. The only downside is that they’re too small to try the sock on, unless you were to use two of them.

Happy Knitting!

So Many Yarns; So Little Time

Between the stages of the Tour-de-sock competition I have been working on designing cardigans for Toddlers using chunky weight yarn and employing the contiguous method of shoulder and sleeve construction developed by Australian Susie Meyer. This method results in a set-in sleeve appearance without having to knit components separately and sew them together. It is knit in one piece from the top down.

As I said, I’m working on this between the stages of Tour-de-sock. We are on stage 3 right now and the pattern is a Heidi Nick design called “Bicycle Race”. It is a beaded and cabled work of art. I love the care that Heidi puts into her patterns.

She colour codes all the different cable stitches.

The charts look beautiful and once you get over how many charts there are, you will share my gratitude for those colourful symbols. These just take time. I’m enjoying them very much. There is no rushing them because there are no repeats that you can mindlessly knit. Every round of the sock is a new adventure. I am loving them. I won’t have quite as much in-between time for working on the cardigans this round. But that’s okay because I will have a completed pair of “Bicycle Race” socks to show for it.

Last year we knitted Heidi’s Accio socks.

 

Here are mine:

 

I encourage you to check out Heidi’s stunning designs here!

 

As a busy grandmother, I want very much to be able to knit up gifts for the wee ones in the family without it taking so much time that it turns from joy to stress. There are many cardigan patterns out there for fingering and DK weight yarns for little ones. They are wonderful but they just take that little bit too much time to complete on a busy schedule when you have a big family.

I decided that I wanted to knit top down, all-in-one cardigans; but I really didn’t want to do raglan or saddle shoulders.

I really prefer the look of a set-in sleeve. I searched through the contiguous patterns and couldn’t find one for chunky yarn. So I figured, I guess it’s on me to create the pattern. I’m working on the size 3 (toddler) right now; next will be size 4. It will be a while before I publish this because I really want to have four sizes done and tested before I put it out there. There is definitely a sweet spot to getting the proportions just right on this type of design. The process? Knit, note, frog, repeat. I think I finally have it where I want it after frogging the whole thing somewhere around 7 or 8 times.

I have used three different yarns so far.

I have one cardigan on which I still have to frog the button band, open up the bound off hem and extend the garter stitch border before re-knitting the button band. (It was determined to roll on the back of the sweater; that’s unacceptable to me.) It will need the sleeves knit after that and it will be finished. I made that one out of Diamond’s “Soft” yarn in the yummy peach colour. I made another one out of Diamond Tradition Chunky, but frogged it completely. It came out a little too dense. I can’t imagine any toddler being happy with how it felt at the gauge I used. I’m not sure if I’ll reknit in that yarn. If I do, I’ll have to go up a needle size to keep it from being too dense. I have one started in Sirdar Caboodle now. It has colourful tufts of fibres speckled all over it. I’m finding that they show up better on the purl side of the stockinette, so I’m going to finish it “inside out” to take advantage of how delightful those speckles are. That one has my grandson’s name on it! He’s going to love it. I have a couple more yarns in the store that I really want to see this sweater in.

I still hope to do a test knit in a boucle yarn, as well as in Estelle Chunky. Mondial Flower and Lady are on my list as well. What is cool about Flower is that the ball comes with a crocheted flower that could be used to embellish the cardigan when it’s done. It’s a natural gradient and knits up as soft as a cloud; Lady comes with a colour coordinated pom-pom that screams out to make a matching toque. It is also gradient, but it has a denser texture than the others. The colour is more saturated than Flower. I’m excited to see how they turn out. I’m not ready to post photos of these little cardigans just yet.

So many yarns; so little time!

Sometimes I wish I could have two parallel timelines; one for work and one for knitting. And that somehow, I could knit as many hours as I work and still get everything done… Ahhhhh, but then I’d probably just be double as tired at the end of the day(s). As a fan of science fiction, this would be where we would say,

“Be careful what you wish for.”

 

 

And the Tour Begins

It’s that time again. “What time?” you ask. “Canada Day?” Well, yeah, that too. But that wasn’t what I meant.

It is time for TOUR DE SOCK!

(Judy’s doing a happy dance à la Kermit the Frog, complete with sound effects). I had so much fun with the tour last year that I signed up once again as a member of Team Sock Minions. We have a new local knitter on our team as well this year. (If you don’t know about the Tour, I did a write up about it around this time last year. Here’s a link to get you there: )

I diligently finished up some projects to get them off my needles before the competition begins. Although, I admit that I left a few for “tweeners”. And I started another knit-along with my daughters. It’s just a Whoopsie shawl though; super easy. My warm up socks, Miriam by Eeva Kesäkuu, have been knit, photographed and shared. Here they are:

Now I’m just planning out my work load in the store so that when the first competition pattern drops at 10 a.m. on July 7th, I will be ready to rock and roll!

The specifications have been released and I’m on the hunt for an exciting yarn to start the competition with.

The specs for the first sock say we should go crazy with colour. I’ve pulled a few different yarns I would like to choose from. Here’s a photo of the ones I like. I will probably wait until the pattern drops before I actually choose, even if it means I have to wind the yarn before I can start.

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I have recently met a few travelers who came looking for yarn for TDS in my shop.

I even printed out the TDS shopping list for one. She wanted to be sure she would be ready no matter where she would be traveling or what pattern they gave us. It’s been fun meeting other competitors in person. What a great way to make new friends!

What with the long weekend (Canada Day, as mentioned above), the store will be closed an extra day.

That will give me a chance to get ahead on my sewing for my customers and open up a little knitting time.

Hey, I have my priorities, okay? I can do that and still attend the Canada Day parade… and make sure I get a nice big hamburger and a refreshing beverage in my belly too. And bacon…. there will be bacon… possibly during the fireworks. It will be RADIANT!

Happy knitting!

 

 

Spring Cardigan Fever

This was a very snowy winter for us. On April 30th there was still a remnant of the once huge snow pile in our parking lot. By the end of May 1st the last of that snow was finally gone.

I officially turned off the furnace; that makes it cardigan season!

Since completing my  “Chance of Showers” cardigan this season, I have been on the lookout for another cardigan pattern to dive into. I want something that fits close to my body, is short waisted, interesting without being an obnoxious amount of fussy work, 3/4 sleeves, open necked, knitted all in one, and buttoned up. Oh and I want it to look like it has set-in sleeves. Hmmm that’s a lot of parameters, isn’t it?

My search has taken me down that rabbit hole called Pinterest. So many beautiful cardigan photos are posted there! But you know what? I’ll find what I think is the most glorious cardigan ever, click on it, and find that it either goes to some foreign site in a language I can’t read or it terminates in a photo and no way of finding the pattern. I have to say it: “This makes me very sad!” I finally gave up on Pinterest and started looking on Ravelry instead.

In my searching I found something very cool.

I love to knit but I hate having to sew pieces together once the knitting is done. I will do it because I actually really want to wear what I make. So I’ve been on the look out for patterns that allow you to make your garment all in one piece. I like the look of a set in sleeve and I always thought there must be a way to mimic that look yet not have seams. I often thought about sussing out how that could actually work. But I never really had the time to commit to experimenting with it. I’m happy to say that someone else had the same thought; and they did take the time to figure out how to do it. Susie Myers has named it contiguous knitting. It’s worth checking out. There is a group on Ravelry devoted to this method. Find it here!

An explanation of how it works is found here

Susie Meyers has a link to her “recipe” for building a sweater in this way. Here is the link.

I read through it and realized quickly that simply following the recipe will require some trial and error. Unfortunately, my life is so full that I don’t see myself having the patience or time to put into that trial and error process. However, then I noticed that there is a long list of patterns that use Susie’s technique in their construction. Here is a link to that list.

I figure that for the first time I try this, I will buy a pattern and follow it so that I get a feeling for how it works.

After that, I’ll take what I learned and perhaps try winging one. I looked at all the patterns in the list. (There were a couple that don’t actually count as contiguous. I suspect that those will be culled as they are discovered by the moderator.) There are some lovely patterns there. Two in particular caught my eye and fit my parameters quite nicely. There were a couple more that looked promising too. Most of these patterns are for sale, and not free. I don’t mind paying for patterns. There is a lot of work in putting them together. The designers will never get rich off the few dollars we pay them per pattern! I like to support their creativity so they’ll continue to make more patterns for us all. Here are the links to the ones that I am considering knitting:

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I absolutely LOVE this pattern. It looks feminine and fancy without being so fancy I wouldn’t want to wear it every day. Fingering weight yarn makes such a nice cardigan especially for spring. My only hesitation is that it is fingering weight yarn and that’s quite a commitment.

Alecia Beth

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Hermine

I love that this next sweater is mostly stockinette stitch, but it has a little bit of pattern to keep it from being boring. It’s also out of fingering weight yarn which makes it ideal for a spring sweater since it won’t be terribly heavy. But again… that is a lot of stitches. Do I have the courage and tenacity to make a 4 ply sweater? That’s the question.

Hermine

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Ciel, Une Fille!

This next one is a free pattern. It’s very pretty. I would probably choose something a little less fluffy than what they did but I love the look of it. It’s adorable! I think I would simply shorten the sleeves to a 3/4. It calls for worsted weight, so I see that as being very achievable in spite of my busy schedule. The pattern itself doesn’t have any photos on it, but there are photos on Ravelry that you can refer to.

Ciel, une fille!

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Seelie Cardi

This one is a free download. I really like the look of the photo. I have to say, my first thought was that one of my sisters would rock this sweater as is. I downloaded it and lo and behold! It is a tutorial that guides you through making a contiguous sweater out of any yarn. Interesting… this would be an option.

Seelie Cardi

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So now, it’s all about making a decision. Not that I don’t have other knitting on the go. I actually have 3 pairs of socks on needles right now, and a shawl and a ball of yarn divided for yet another pair of socks waiting to be cast on. Must be the spring sunshine bringing out the “Startitis” in me. Well, that and the fact that my current cardigans are just a teenie bit too warm now and I’m putting them on and taking them off all day long to stay comfy. I definitely need a spring cardigan… Eenie, Meenie, Miney Moe?

Wish me luck! Happy Knitting!

Raglan, Anyone?

Most of my knitting buddies will agree.

We love to knit, but we hate having to sew the pieces of our knitted garments together when we’re done.

Even people like me, who sew a lot, usually don’t like to assemble a sweater once it has been knit. A raglan sweater (whether a pull-over or a cardigan) is knitted from the collar down and incorporates a yoke that allows the sleeves to be knit directly onto the body of the sweater. The sleeves and the body (in the case of a pull-over) can be knit in the round thus completely eliminating the need for assembly once it has been knit.

Now that is my kind of sweater: No seams!

The first time knitting a raglan sweater can be rather confusing. It’s not uncommon for designers to make assumptions about what you know. If you are inexperienced, that can undermine your enthusiasm and ultimately your desire to ever make another sweater.

I love beginners. I love watching people experience the process of discovery. Last year I posted a bunch of beginner knitting patterns. I wanted to step it up a bit from the dishcloths. It’s been ages since I posted a pattern and I figured it was high time.

So today I have a pattern for you.

It’s a miniature raglan sweater designed to fit “My Life” dolls.

Small enough that you can finish it in a few evenings, big enough that you can easily get a good understanding of the process of making a raglan sweater. I put a lot of energy into making the pattern as simple as possible to follow… with the beginner in mind. I hope that once you have done this project that it will inspire you to try making a full size raglan project. (Of course, there is no obligation!)

I did my best to explain how the construction works.

I also included a chart that you can follow so you can see, row by row, where the increases happen. It gives a clear visual of how many stitches are in each section. At first glance, you might think that I have been charged with the task of increasing stitch marker sales across the nation. But, trust me. A well placed stitch marker is your friend! I tried to include some helpful photographs as well.

It’s confession time: I did not have anyone else test this pattern. I checked it over, and over, and over and I’m confident that I caught everything. However, I am just a human. So, if you try it out and you have any trouble with it whatsoever, please drop me a message and I will help you. If there is an error, I will correct it and post the amended pattern.

I’m quite pleased with the result. I hope you have fun with it. And I hope that some lucky child will be getting a new sweater for their doll very soon.

Happy Knitting!

Here is the Pattern!