raglanification

Raglanify sweaterSurprise! I finished a sweater! I know, it is practically unbelievable.

I had this sweater in my stash for several years. It’s that Needful Yarns London Tweed. It is super soft! I started knitting something with it, but then I went on my extended knitting hiatus. I’d been wanting just a basic, no-nonsense pullover, and this seemed like the perfect yarn for it. I got the Raglanify app for my iPad to try out. I must confess that I did not have high hopes for the app. It just seemed too simple or something. Well, I was WRONG, because it churned out exactly what I wanted! The fit is pretty much spot on. The only adjustments I made were to the sleeves (for anyone curious, I added a few stitches to the sleeve and then decreased more stitches than were called for. I should have tapered the entire sleeve, but I was too lazy to rip out the whole sleeve, so I just went halfway and called it good). I will definitely be using this app again.

Anyway, it might not be the most exciting sweater, but I am pleased with it. Next I am planning to make Shellseeker in crazy clown sweaters. I am anxious to start swatching, but I have to do my nails tonight. It is challenging to prioritize.

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8 Responses to raglanification

  1. silvia says:

    Tweedy cuteness! I got that app too and have yet to try it so thanks for saying it’s solid. Glad you’re crafting and blogging!

    My nail polish interest isn’t great because I can’t keep it on for long, though I’m trying OPI gel this week…we’ll see if it can survive stew work.

  2. Sasha says:

    Two knitted objects in one week, nice work! The fit on that sweater is fab, and I like the raglan decreases.

  3. carolyn says:

    I love it, dude. Totally perfect fit. I’ve been pondering ShellSeekers for a while but I just keep putting it off. Did you see NJStacie’s version? She added a loose cowl at the top and it’s super cute.

  4. kimchicrafts says:

    so cute!! what kind of increases did you use at the shoulder? i’m doing a raglan cardi right now and am loving the top-down-ness of raglans…

  5. Seanna Lea says:

    Very well done. Congrats on the finish!

  6. amy k. says:

    okay, this is so awesome, I can’t wait to try that app, AND my god, I am STILL working on my sweater body. Man, I am slow. and I have been knitting almost everyday!

    as for the nails, if you come over here, I can give you a gel and you can be knitting 20 minutes later. . .

  7. Kay says:

    You can’t go wrong with a tweed sweater. And the nice thing is your raglans are shallow so they don’t make your shoulders look massive & manly as raglans can do if they are too deep. I love it, and admire the fit.

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