Wednesday WIP: A Quick Win Raglan

There is nothing better in my book than starting the day off being creative.  Each morning I have the luxury of a little time to myself, which I take full advantage of and spend my time on our patio.  Our mornings are still cool, making my morning routine so enjoyable.

Today I’m working on my Quick Win Raglan, a crocheted pullover sweater that I am using my stash of Noro Akari yarn for.  The pattern is very simple, written well but with the 25% ease built into the design, I’m quite afraid it will be way to big for me.  With that being said, I am still going to plug along and finish it and hope for the best.

I must say I do love the colors of the yarn and the look of the crocheted fabric, it’s simple and earthy.  I tried it on this morning and have about seven more inches to go before I start the bottom band. 

When it comes to crocheted bands, I really do not like making them and I do not like the look of them.  So I plan to knit my bottom band, cuffs and neckline using a k2,p2 rib. I want to do this because I want to LOVE and LIKE how my finished sweater turns out. 

For me personally, I like mixing the elements of crochet and knitting together, it gives the finished piece a unique look and makes it “my own”.  I did this on my crocheted cardigan too and truly love how it turned out. I knitted the front and bottom bands, and created rolled sleeves.  It fits awesome and has been the perfect layering piece.

My thoughts, don’t ever be afraid to think outside of the box.  If you are not quite content with how the design your are knitting or crocheting is looking, before ripping it out think about modifying it to make it the way you want. After all you are the one that will be wearing the finished piece so why not enjoy it!

Until next time, be creative!


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