Many people, however, are thinking about knitting pullovers. I'd wager that most of those knitters want to make a seamless raglan pullover. And why not? There are so many pros to knitting this way:
• There's no seaming.
• It's easy to resize—by working fewer or more increases you can easily upsize or downsize a sweater
• You can try the sweater on as you go.
• If you're knitting in the round, there's no purling!
Here's Knitscene editor Amy Palmer to go in-depth with you about seamless sweaters and raglan knitting.
The Beauty of Seamless
You've seen it—the perfect sweater with gracefully shaped shoulders and no clunky seams. You've probably wanted to knit it. Maybe it has diagonal raglan lines for architectural interest from neck to underarm, or maybe it has effortless-looking colorwork circling the shoulders. A seamless
Why Go Seamless?
These constructions, such as the set-in or drop-shoulder, also feature shoulder stitches that need to be seamed, front to back. The seamless yoke makes a great canvas for colorwork and uninterrupted stitch patterns—see the illustrations below. Seamless yokes can feature raglan shaping, which gives the appearance of seams without the bulk, or concentric shaping that has minimal obvious structure.