Wednesday, May 7, 2014

rainbow raglan complete!



So satisfying to knit with bulky yarn! The bright colors made me smile the entire time I was working on this. I particularly love how it started to become self-striping at the bottom of the body! And it feels eerily appropriate to have knit a rainbow a little over a week after the scary tornados ripped through our region. We were so lucky to only have a lightning-struck pine tree to deal with. My heart aches for the communities that were destroyed just to the north and south of us. Knitting this sweater soothed my anxious nerves as I sat glued to the Weather Channel watching those terrifying radar images that day.

Pattern: Basic Raglan Sweater-Child by Ann Budd (link to my Ravelry project page)
Yarn: Knit Picks Bare Bulky, three skeins, dyed with Neon PAAS Easter egg dyes
Needles: Size 10.5 Addi Turbos
Mods: Somehow the neckline as written in the pattern didn't agree with me. Instead I measured neck line on the kiddo, decided a 13 inch neck circumference would fit her well. Cast on 52 stitches. Placed markers so there were 20 stitches on front and back, and six for each sleeve. Knit five rounds of K2, P2 rib before starting the increase rows. Increased like the pattern calls for until I got to the finished stitch counts for my size. Only cast on 3 stitches underarm after placing sleeve stitches on waste yarn.



9 comments:

  1. There is nothing nicer than a chunky knit for the winter, looks beautiful.

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  2. It's great! A happy sweater for cold days!

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  3. What a fun sweater! It came out lovely :-)

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  4. Loving the look, it's a really gorgeous pullover!
    I'm sorry to hear about the tornadoes. I can't imagine what it must be like to have a house in its path.

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  5. What a fun sweater! And thank goodness you and yours are alright!

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  6. Beautiful work, gotta love rainbow raglans!

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  7. That is awesome. I love those colours!

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  8. It's hard to look at those colours without grinning, love it :D

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  9. What a nice, bright coloured sweater! Such a cheerful looking garment.

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