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A top-down raglan bolero is the perfect first sweater. Myra shows how to fit as you go and add crazy lace, the easiest lace knitting ever!
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|Style||Traditional, Casual, Classic|
What materials did you use? Elsebeth Lavold Cool Wool - very soft combination of cotton and wool (machine washable!) Sizes 10.5, 7 and 5 Denise Circular needles
What are you most proud of? That I was able to change a too loose neckline into a nice fitting collar.
What advice would you give someone starting this project? If you see a pattern you like, you can always use the stitch pattern using your own measurements and the worksheets to make your own. To avoid "holes" at the raglan seams, I used a M1R and M1L increase rather than a yarn-over. Also, don't be afraid to go several sizes of needle to do a snugger ribbing. Unless you want loose ribbing at the cuffs, collar and lower band, you'll be pleased with the results,