Almost a Sweater

Close to a year ago, I posted about a sweater that I was working from a pattern in Barbara Walker’s Knitting from the Top. Today that sweater is still a work in progress. The neck still needs finished and I’m still mulling over what to do with it.

Simple Raglan Sweater

For the bottoms of the arm and body, I decided to do a folded hem rather than a ribbed cuff or some other treatment. The bottoms of the arms are complete and the bottom of the body is almost done.

Simple Raglan Sweater Sleeve

The folded hem is pretty simple to do. The sweater was knit in the round from the top down, so when I reached the final arm length, I purled a row and then knit straight for about 9 rows, then bound off.

Simple Raglan Sweater Bottom Hem

(bottom of body before folding)

Then the bottom part is folded so that the wrong sides of the work are facing and the bottom is attached to the inside of the work.

Simple Raglan Sweater Sleeve Interior

(interior of bottom of arm)

Here’s to having a finished sweater before April!

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