Seeing Red

I started this wicked (yes, you can tell where I am from) quick raglan sweater last Thursday. I knit Thursday, Friday and Monday and it was done.

It is a size 2T-3T. I purchased the Runaround Raglan by Sarah Fama pattern as inspiration. I love this pattern. It is so cute and simple. It is the best looking raglan pattern I found that could be converted to match what I was looking for. I plan on making this sweater again, true to pattern in the near future.

I omitted the cables and played with the number counts to make it a simple raglan knit in the round. Knitting in the round makes it go SO much faster and for some reason it is really hard to find a “one piece” plain raglan pattern.

I also changed things up with the yarn this time. I really searched for a budget friendly yarn that would wear well, look stylish and still be enjoyable to knit with. A woman at knit group had made a beautiful vest with Caron Simply Soft. I really like how it looked. I was amazed to find it in the store for less than $4 a skein. This sweater took less than one skein!

I was pleasantly surprised with this yarn. I really enjoyed working with it and actually think I will make a sweater for myself with it. No worries though, I can’t quite give up my cashmeres and alpacas, but it may help my budget so I can afford more of the fine yarns!

7 thoughts on “Seeing Red

  1. Irene
    September 14, 2010 at 4:21 pm

    That’s my girl! I love it.

  2. September 14, 2010 at 4:25 pm

    Thanks Mom! :)

  3. September 14, 2010 at 7:39 pm

    This is so perfect for fall! Love it!

  4. FMIL
    September 15, 2010 at 2:29 pm

    I love it and it looks like Griffin loves it too!

  5. September 15, 2010 at 4:15 pm

    Thank you Caroline – it was super easy- I think you have a little one about the same size, if you would like sts counts- just PM me. :)

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