What are Raglan seams in knitting?
The raglan sleeve is a popular choice for casual knitting projects. Raglan shaping is usually worked from the top-down and involves a long, slanted (or sometimes curved) seam running from the neck to the underarm. Raglans have no shoulder seam; the expanding sleeve cap becomes the shoulder of the garment.
Is Raglan comfortable?
Raglan shirts are made to fit comfortably and allow for movement.
Can you knit a sweater with straight needles?
There are two construction methods you can use for knitting a sweater. You can knit it in pieces and sew it together (front, back, sleeves) on straight needles, or you can knit it ‘in the round’ on a circular needle.
How do you knit on a sweater?
The easiest way to resolve the issue, when you’re on a round where you want to try it on, is to simply knit half the stitches onto a second circular needle. That’s it!
How do you increase Raglan?
You make 1 increase by knitting twice in the same stitch, first through the front loop and then through the back loop = 1 increase. You do this on each side of the stitch marker, thus increasing with one stitch on each side of the raglan’s middle.
Are top down sweaters easier knitting?
It is easier to adjust the length of sleeves, body and especially the yoke. Working top-down also makes it easier to try the piece on while working. In this lesson we show you how to work a sweater with a simple raglan increase. Start by picking the pattern you want to knit and use this lesson to guide you.
How do you top down a cardigan in knitting?
How to knit a top down sweater
- Start with a row gauge.
- Casting on: Top-down sweaters are generally cast on at the collar and neck, with markers placed at both the front and back of each shoulder.
- Tie off for the sleeves.
- Knitting the body.
- Picking up the sleeves.
- Pick up the collar.
Can you knit a sweater in the round?
Sweaters knit in the round — whether top-down or bottom-up — have their detractors. But I consider them the gateway to sweater knitting. With top-down, you can literally try on your sweater as you go, giving you absolute control over the fit.