What a great new way to knit a top-down sweater.
I like raglan sleeves and wear them well but still it is nice to have a choice - Contiguous gives a set-in sleeve - and still be able to knit top down. Plus, what a great boost for those that dislike or can't wear raglan sleeves. Contiguous is the way to go.
The cast on starts at the neck edge. Stitches are set apart with markers and these denote the shoulder 'seam'.
Once the shoulder seam stitch(es) are marked off, back and forth rows are worked with increases on each side of the markers. That creates the fabric that marches towards the shoulder. And according to Susie M creates a nicely sloped shoulder to boot. That I haven't verified with an adult sized sweater, but look at my little, doll-sized sample above. There seems to be a slope even on it's tiny frame.
In my earlier post about Contiguous, I mentioned the back neck increases whose purpose I was sure would be made clear to me eventually.
It's cute. I've learned something new. I like what I learned - and that is definitely contagious. There will for sure be more Contiguous sweaters in my knitting queue.
Its fascinating watching this. I love my top down simultaneous set in sleeve, but it is fiddly in in the set up in comparison to this. I'm going to try this next time I am winging it.
I'm watching your development with interest. I'm knitting a top down sweater also and will have to pick up stitches later for the "double breasted front".
I hate picking up stitches and thinking about doing a "provisional cast on" for at least that starter row. I'll let you know how it works out.
I like it! It's very nice method.
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