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  1. Jyothi
    September 7, 2021 @ 3:56 am

    Wonderful tutorial about knitting.
    You have given complete details. I would like to ask, how to find out how many rings to be cast on for any particular given size. Does this depends on yarn or can we find out by knitting Swatch.
    I’m trying to knit a sweat vest for my teenage son.
    Thank you

    • Alexa Ludeman
      September 7, 2021 @ 11:00 am

      Hi – You want to take your gauge per inch and multiply it by how many inches you need (eg. if your gauge is 5 sts per inch and you want your sweater to have a body measurement of 20 inches you would need 100 sts)

  2. X G
    January 2, 2021 @ 8:27 am

    Thank you very much!
    Your explanation is very clear.

    I finished knitting a bottom-up raglan striped sweater with some help and circular needles and I want to make sure I understand sweater construction and see if I can work differently next time. My pattern said I had to put 3 stitches on hold on each side of the stitch marker before joining the body and the stitches. But it didn’t say how. In order to use the yarn in the following round I had to knit the first three stitches of the following round before placing them on hold. Is that right? When I finally grafted those stitches to the body, the result wasn’t completely neat, so I wonder if that’s the reason.

  3. Sue
    January 19, 2020 @ 12:50 pm

    All your sweater patterns seem to have straight bottom hems. How can I make a shirttail curved hem to your top down sweater ? Thank you sue

  4. Helen Forrestal
    October 22, 2019 @ 11:44 pm

    Why is it almost impossible to find a pattern for an adult bottom up pullover???

    • alexaludeman
      October 23, 2019 @ 9:45 am

      Hi Helen – we have several of them! You might want to check out Tenderheart, North Shore, Ironheart, Penny, Antler Pullover, Trek, Boardwalk, Dog Star, Bowline, Bumble Sweater, Spotlight… we have a lot!

  5. Kelsey Woods
    April 15, 2019 @ 8:53 pm

    Do you have any resources for knitting your Flax sweater bottom up?

    • alexaludeman
      April 17, 2019 @ 9:57 am

      Hi Kelsey – not specifically, but we do have a tutorial on bottom up sweaters in general here that might be useful.

  6. Annie Bananie
    July 20, 2018 @ 7:51 am

    Can you please make a tutorial for top-bottom sweater sleeve-body separation? I’m having a lot of trouble picturing how it works after reading many patterns. This tutorial is really helpful and I’m finishing up a toddler sweater now!
    Thank you!!

  7. Kimmy C
    December 10, 2017 @ 3:05 pm

    I’m desperately looking for a nordic type knit pullover sweater pattern bottom up style. I made many of them years ago and I cannot find the pattern. Any suggestions where I can find these patterns. This tutorial is a very simple one and it would also be a great project :)

    • alexaludeman
      December 11, 2017 @ 9:58 am

      Hi Kimmy – I’m not sure exactly what you mean by a nordic type pullover, are you looking for one with the steek at the arms etc? Try Dale of Norway, they might have what you are looking for. Otherwise there is always Ravelry!

  8. eva
    April 30, 2017 @ 12:50 pm

    I’ve never knitted bottom up sweater so forgive me my question but how to join underarm stitches thank you

  9. Ruth Barnes
    April 13, 2017 @ 3:53 pm

    This blog says nothing about yarn, needle size, weight, how many to cast on, sizes, etc.

    • alexaludeman
      April 16, 2017 @ 11:09 am

      That’s right, it’s not a pattern, it’s a tutorial on the bottom up sweaters in our books (like Heart on my Sleeve), which have all the info on yarn, needles, sts etc.