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I am trying to knit a raglan cardigan sweater for a three year old top down or bottom up on circular needles. Am aiming for no seams except under the arms. Does anyone have a pattern?
I have seen finished sweaters like this but do not have a pattern for one.

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Here is a pattern that has been online for about 20 years. A zillion people have knit from this pattern. It's for child's size 2 to adult size 52, all gauges, and can be adapted for a pullover or cardigan. It's a great template to customize with special stitches or cables, when you are ready for that.

http://www.woolworks.org/patterns/raglan.html
 

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Sewbizgirl said:
Here is a pattern that has been online for about 20 years. A zillion people have knit from this pattern. It's for child's size 2 to adult size 52, all gauges, and can be adapted for a pullover or cardigan. It's a great template to customize with special stitches or cables, when you are ready for that.

http://www.woolworks.org/patterns/raglan.html
Have you used this pattern? I copied and have just finished reading. I'm a little confused by the first part about the increases at the neckline. Will read again in the morning and maybe it will make sense to me. :)

Jean
 

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JeanJ said:
Sewbizgirl said:
Here is a pattern that has been online for about 20 years. A zillion people have knit from this pattern. It's for child's size 2 to adult size 52, all gauges, and can be adapted for a pullover or cardigan. It's a great template to customize with special stitches or cables, when you are ready for that.

http://www.woolworks.org/patterns/raglan.html
Have you used this pattern? I copied and have just finished reading. I'm a little confused by the first part about the increases at the neckline. Will read again in the morning and maybe it will make sense to me. :)

Jean
Yes I have... Just follow it as written. It has you go back and forth a bit at the start to build up the back of the neckline higher than the front, then it eventually joins and has you knit circularly.
 

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JeanJ said:
Sewbizgirl said:
Here is a pattern that has been online for about 20 years. A zillion people have knit from this pattern. It's for child's size 2 to adult size 52, all gauges, and can be adapted for a pullover or cardigan. It's a great template to customize with special stitches or cables, when you are ready for that.

http://www.woolworks.org/patterns/raglan.html
Have you used this pattern? I copied and have just finished reading. I'm a little confused by the first part about the increases at the neckline. Will read again in the morning and maybe it will make sense to me. :)

Jean
I used this one for my grandsons sweater and it is a bit fiddly to sort out the pattern but it knits up wonderfully. Will be using this again and again as he grows. (See avatar)

Jan xx
 

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http://www.greasy.com/nittineedles/striped_hoody_free_pattern.html
The link did not work for me. Maybe this will. I think this is a neat little sweater. Please post pictures when finished.
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I am doing one now. http//my.greasy.om/nittineedle/striped_hoodie_free_pttern.html

it is top down and seems to be working out well in a size 3.
Sherry
I am using different color combinations ...
 

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This is a fabulous pattern. Thanks for sharing this. I have in past (life!!!) made my own patterns but had forgotten now how to do this.
I checksed this link and now am inspired to make more sweaters. Rajul
 

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JeanJ said:
Sewbizgirl said:
Here is a pattern that has been online for about 20 years. A zillion people have knit from this pattern. It's for child's size 2 to adult size 52, all gauges, and can be adapted for a pullover or cardigan. It's a great template to customize with special stitches or cables, when you are ready for that.

http://www.woolworks.org/patterns/raglan.html
Have you used this pattern? I copied and have just finished reading. I'm a little confused by the first part about the increases at the neckline. Will read again in the morning and maybe it will make sense to me. :)

Jean
I have not made this pattern, but I have done top down raglans in the past. The pattern is allowing you to work the back neck stitches and the arm stitches first, then gradually add on some of the front stitches. It sounds confusing, but makes sense if you think about it. If you look at any sweater or t-shirt, the back of the neck is higher than the front so that is what you are working toward. Read the page with the diagram all across each row, ignoring the diagram in the middle.

I believe you increase before and after each of the markers on every RIGHT SIDE row until you have enough stitches on for the back and sleeves, and you also increase one stitch at the beginning and end of the right side rows until you have all the fron neck increases, then you cast on the center front stitches. At this point you should be able to start working in the round on a circular needle. You then continue to increase one stitch before and after the markers until you have the appropriate number of stitches for the front, back and both sleeves.

This may be more confusing than helpful. If you would like to pm me with any questions, I will try to help.

Have fun knitting!!!!!
 

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alegar75-Go to the website Patternfish and look at the Cabin Fever top down patterns. I use the Buttons cardi and the Sam,Sadira, and Katie cardi (3 patterns in 1). Cabin Fever are my favorite top down patterns-well written and very easy to understand and follow. Also look at the Knitting Pure and Simple patterns-also cute, well written, and easy to follow. All patterns on Patternfish are downloads-no snail mail.
 

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