Have you knit several Top Down Raglans? Are you looking at knitting another one and wonder if there is a small change you could make that would make it new again? I was thinking the same thought.
This doesn’t look hard right? Just a little bit of ribbing with twisted stitches along the raglan line.
Here is a typical Top Down Raglan set up which has 8 increases worked every right side row at the 4 raglan markers. The lines in the drawing are where the markers are and there is a knit stitch on either side of these markers which form the raglan line.
What if … you widen the raglan line on one side of the marker on one front and on one side of one marker on the back. What would happen?
Work a stitch pattern in that space.
I’ve run the pattern down from the K2,P2 neckband and it fits beautifully. So far, so good.
The fun begins after the Great Divide. If I continue to work an increase before the stitch pattern and then introduce a corresponding decrease after the pattern to keep the stitch count correct, it does this. Do you love it?
Is this fun or what?! I’m going to call it SKEW. One small change with big results, at least I think so.
Thanks for reading. I have to get back to my testknit and work on writing the pattern for you.
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DebGemmellMods Pattern (only one so far – a Gauge Free Hat)