(from Barbara Walker’s Knitting from the Top)
I’m currently knitting a simple raglan pullover from the top down using the recipe in Barbara Walker’s Knitting from the Top. The yarn for the sweater is a blend of merino, silk, and
angora…lightweight with a soft halo. Instead of knitting in stockinette, I decided to use a simple stitch pattern to give the pullover a bit of texture.
In Ms. Walker’s top-down raglan recipe, she gives 10 different double increases for the raglan seam. Here they are swatched in good old Cascade 220. Click each picture to see closer detail.
For the pullover, I wanted a raglan seam that would go well with this texture. So after some sample knitting, I decided to go with Double Increase #5:
More of this sweater to come later. It’s coming along slowly but surely.
How To for Double Increase #5
Step 1 Knit to the seam (center) stitch.
Visual for Step 1
Step 2 Insert the right needle into the right leg of the stitch directly below the seam stitch.
Visual for Step 2
Step 3 Place this stitch on the left needle.
Visual for Step 3
Step 4 Knit into the back of this stitch, keeping this stitch on the left needle.
Visual for Step 4
Step 5 Then knit into the front of this stitch.
Visuals for Step 5
Step 6 Knit the seam (center) stitch.
Visual for Step 6
…and voila! A neat set of double increases with no holes.