What are Top Down Raglans?
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Learn to Knit Top Down Sweaters
A Study in Raglans

What are Top Down Raglans?

Top down sweaters are fast and fun to knit! - They give beginners the instant gratification of using newly learned skills and knitting a finished garment quickly.

Jodi Raymond's Classic eBooks


Classic books in traditional chart format to create a wide range of top-down sweaters on any machine.

Standard Gauge

Immediate Download Top Down Raglan - Standard - V Neck - for Everyone
V-Necks are comfortable and flattering. These designs are for the standard machine and will fit babies to adults (46" bust/chest)
Immediate Download Top Down Raglan - Standard - Round Neck - for Everyone
This "all-purpose" pattern book is for the standard gauge machine and has detailed charts and instructions for pullover sweaters sized for babies, kids and adults of all sizes. Included is a small practice sweater that can be quickly knit to learn the techniques.

Bulky Gauge

Immediate Download Top Down Raglan - Bulky - Round Neck - Babies and Kids
These 'knit from the neck down' BULKY patterns for babies and children are the easiest sweater to knit! This book includes complete diagrams and written instructions. Patterns are written for 3 different gauges!
Immediate Download Top Down Raglan - Bulky - V Neck - Adults
These V-neck, 'knit from the neck down' BULKY patterns for Adults are the easiest sweater to knit! This book includes complete diagrams and written instructions. Patterns are written for 3 different gauges!
Immediate Download Top Down Raglan - Bulky - Round Neck - Grownups
Pullovers knitted from the top down are fast and easy
Immediate Download Top Down Raglan - Bulky - V Neck - Youngsters
These V-neck,'knit from the neck down' BULKY patterns for Youngsters are the easiest sweater to knit! This book includes complete diagrams and written instructions. Patterns are written for 3 different gauges!

Knitters Handy Book of Top Down Sweaters

Even though this book is written for hand knitters, it is a "must have" for machine knitters.
  • Get inspired by the beautiful, creative designs
  • "translate" to machine knitting by simply working the sections separately and seaming
  • Incorporate sew-as-you go techniques to eliminate seaming
All of Ann Budd's books are highly recommended for clarity, accuracy and timeless appeal!

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Decorative Seams for Machine Knitters

Discover an unlimited number of decorative seam decreases for raglan sweaters. Mix and match techniques to create plain or fancy raglan seams.
  • Simple Decreases
  • Transferred Decreases
  • Eyelet Decreases
  • Fancy Decreases
  • Seaming Tips
The e-Book contains written instructions, charts, diagrams and knitted samples for each technique

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Course: Learn To Knit Top Down Sweaters

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Learn how to knit your own top down sweaters based on the patterns in Jodie Raymond's series of books for machine knitters.

Top down sweaters are fast and fun to knit! - They give beginners the instant gratification of using newly learned skills and knitting a finished garment quickly.

The course is a start to finish series of videos that demonstrates shaping raglan sleeves, the front neck and joining the sleeves with a sew-as-you go method.

Knit Club Replay - #86 Raglans

#86 Raglan Sleeve Sweaters - How, What, Why
Raglan Sleeve Sweaters are knitters' favorites. This week, let's talk Raglans!
  • Pattern Design Differences
  • Construction Options (top down, bottom up)
  • Decorative Shaping
Don't just blindly choose and follow a pattern. Learn about how raglan patterns are written, so you can knit the perfect sweater for you!
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