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5th blogiversary AND a finished object

24 April 2009 20,407 views 140 Comments

Seems an appropriate way to celebrate 5 years of blogging; the Studio Raglan is finished. Finally!

Studio Raglan finished

The basic pattern for this started with Barbara Walker's Classic Raglan Pullover from Knitting from the Top. Realistically though, I only used the numbers for the cast-on and then just knit on my own from there. I was winging it almost the whole way but with a raglan, that's easy to do.

studio raglan back (365.2.126)

I'm fairly happy with how it came out, even if it's just a touch too big in the arms and the chest. When I knit the next version, I'll give myself less ease in the upper back and I'll increase even more at the hipline. I keep saying that the chest and hip measurements don't need to be equal in a sweater, but I shy away from really just going for it. Next time I'll just do it.

sleeve cuff edge

I was somewhat at a loss for how to finish the neckline in a way that would complement the pink edging on the hems so I flipped through Nancy Wiseman's The Knitters Book of Finishing Techniques. Ooooh! Applied i-cord edge! Perfect height and easy to try. (The Purl Bee has a great tutorial for it.) I think it works well for this application and it allowed me to reshape some of the scoop neck wonkiness at the collarbone where I was testing out increase rates.

applied i-cord neckline

applied i-cord neckline back

More details on Ravelry

And 5 years of blogging! I'm kind of shocked really. Thank you all for reading! I wouldn't still be doing this if it weren't for all the comments and notes and feedback. (Actually, I would probably still be doing it, it just wouldn't be as fun.) As is the custom, please leave a comment and next week I'll randomly pick a winner who will receive a splityarn boxbag as a prize. Hurray for 5 years!

140 Comments »

  • Suzanne (Yarnhog) said:

    Great sweater! I actually really love the relaxed, drapey fit. I need to make one of those for myself.
    Congrats on 5 years!

  • Lynn said:

    Congrats! I’m a fairly new reader, but have really enjoyed it the last few months. Here’s to the next 5!

  • R. Green said:

    Congratulations on making it to 5 years!!!

  • mai said:

    happy blogiversary! i love the sweater. it looks cozy and comfy.

  • Sally said:

    Congrats on your 5 years! That’s wonderful! I love your sweater, too.

  • stephalicious said:

    Wow, 5 years! I’ve never managed to keep up with my blog for very long. What an achievement šŸ˜€
    I really love the colours of this sweater, and how you finished it :)

  • Becky said:

    YAY for fun blogging! Here’s to the next five years of splityarn!

  • Kim Natali said:

    A friend emailed me your link a couple of years ago and have been tuning in ever since. Love the photography! When do you find all the time to do everything you do?

  • Jen Gough said:

    Congrats on 5 years! The sweater looks awesome!

  • Susan said:

    I found your blog years ago googling “austin knitters.” I think you lived in an apartment then? Who knew we’d end up knowing each other?! Hooray for blogging. And thanks for being interesting!

  • Jody said:

    Congrats on the blogiversary! Great sweater!!

  • Miss T said:

    I love that sweater. Happy Blogiversary!

  • melissa said:

    happy five years!

  • britt said:

    congrats. i already saw your sweater on ravelry. it came out great.

  • Dana said:

    Congrats! I’m new to your blog and enjoy your creativity and inspiration. Here’s to five more crafty years!

  • tiennie said:

    Happy 5th blogiversary! That is a beautiful sweater on you!

  • Sharon said:

    Beautiful sweater and you look fantastic in it! Way to go!

  • Jeanne said:

    Great looking sweater – I really like the ICord – it adds a nice touch of color
    Congrats on 5 Blogging years!

  • christen said:

    love the sweater…it looks great on you and the pink edging looks nice…love that icord around the neck! Happy 5 year blogiversary!

  • Merry ;) said:

    Happy Anniversary! I love your blog and your latest sweater šŸ˜‰

  • Laura said:

    Happy blogiversary! And I love, love, love the colors on the sweater. Yay!

  • Jenn Brazil said:

    This is the first time I’ve visited your site, it’s wonderful! I’m beginning to pick up knitting again (not that I was good before) and want to learn more. This looks like a good place to start and I can’t wait to get going!

  • Anne C. said:

    Great sweater. Congrats on 5 years!

  • Jen said:

    The sweater looks lovely on you! Nice and classic. Congrats on 5 years! That’s quite the milestone. šŸ˜€

  • jody said:

    First of all – your sweater is beautiful! Love it.
    And secondly – congrats on 5 years! wow!

  • Kelley said:

    Congrats on the sweater and 5 years of blooging. I’d love a bag.

  • Pang said:

    Congrats!!! I absolutely love following your blog. Thank you for introducing me to TTV (I am in love it).
    ps – cute hair!

  • Molli said:

    Congratulations!! I’ve really enjoyed reading (stalking) your blog for quite some time now. Wish I had the patience to knit a sweater!

  • Cristi-Lael said:

    Probably too late to win the bag, nut happy anniversary anyway!

  • virginia said:

    Hooray for five years, and hooray for a lovely sweater!

  • Emily said:

    Happy Blogiversary! Love the neckline on that sweater.

  • Swine flu natural remedy said:

    I wish I could get up the nerve to finally knit an actual item of clothing for myself.

  • elizabeth said:

    5 years! thats great…what a treat for all of us readers! congratulations!

  • Jane said:

    Congrats and thanks!

  • Judy said:

    I think I’ll have to pick up the BW book. Happy Blogiversary!
    Love the neckline, you were right to pick the i-cord.

  • HP laptops said:

    How many unfinished object you have in your hand now?

  • riotyarn said:

    What a gorgeous sweater. Looks perfect.

  • Skogul said:

    Congratulations!
    Half a decade of blogging!
    The raglan looks awesome too, so grats on that as well!

  • Ronda said:

    I am so jealous, I really want to learn how to knit. You did a beautiful job.
    Here’s to (at least) 5 more years!

  • Lisle said:

    I love, love, love your sweater!! And congratulations on the blogiversary!

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