An Awesome Guide to Top-Down Raglan Design

raglan schematicIf you’re at all interested in designing your own top-down sweaters, you need to read, follow, reread and absorb Kristen TenDyke’s amazing blog post all about how she designs top-down raglans. Shes uses Excel to help her with the math, which is substantial, but logical. Thus the suggestion about rereading this piece, maybe a few times.

There’s a simple raglan sweater pattern included in the post so you can sit with that and go through all the math if it helps you to see what’s happening.

This is so smart and helpful for anyone who wants to make up their own patterns for this knitting staple. Thanks for sharing, Kristen!

Have you ever written your own pattern for a sweater or another garment? I’ve love to read about it.

[Photo via Kristen TenDyke.]

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