...at the shop, I have a bit of a reputation for knitting top-down (raglan) sweaters. I'm sure I've earned it (or maybe not? only six of the 10 sweaters I've made this year are top-down raglans?)
but the truth is that I like to knit seamless, not just top-down sweaters. and it's not so much that I won't seam as that I won't seem just because the designer chose to work in pieces! I sewed shoulders on liesl and lolita and underarms on ginger, for example.
and yesterday, after I blocked the body of wispy,
I sewed sleeve seams.
so I now have a very weird looking shrug, ready to pickup hundreds (surely I exaggerate, but I'm trying to get myself ready for it!) of stitches around the inside edge to knit a few inches of ribbing, and then a sort of skirt on the bottom edge.
hannah's construction technique is the main reason I wanted to knit this sweater. it's just interesting! (and finding this FO on ravelry...I had a skein of misti alpaca handpaint lace in my stash - mine is the lavender blue colorway)
the next two sweaters in my queue aren't top-down raglans either. the spoked cardigan (another carol feller design) is knit side to side and cria (my first little red pattern) is top-down, but not a raglan.
what new or interesting construction techniques are intriguing you right now?