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<a href="http://www.llamajama.com/products/catalog.php?item=115&catid=16&ret=catalog.php%3Fcategory%3D16" target="_blank">http://www.llamajama.com/products/ca...Fcategory%3D16</a><br><br>
thought it was odd to call it a raglan.<br><br>
also.. their daisy raglan is posted for free elsewhere but for $5 here.. (well.. it's free with yarn purchase i suppose)<br><br>
they are out of their wool alpaca yarn but i've been thiking about trying the merino and wondered what otheres thought of it.<br><br>
and check out those snugglesuits! too cute right? i want one .. heck, the yarn would cost about $50 for a 24 months size.<br><br>
has anybody tried one? i looked into llamajama longies about a year ago and decided against getting some because the reviews for quality were pretty hit and miss. anybody know if that has changed?<br><br>
can't stop looking at this yarn <a href="http://www.llamajama.com/products/catalog.php?item=69&catid=15&ret=catalog.php%3Fcategory%3D15" target="_blank">http://www.llamajama.com/products/ca...Fcategory%3D15</a>
 

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Definitely not a raglan. Somebody doesn't know terms for different types of shoulder/sleeve construction.
 

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What makes a raglan a raglan?
 

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<a href="http://www.fabric8.com/gallo/glam_raglan.html" target="_blank">http://www.fabric8.com/gallo/glam_raglan.html</a><br><br>
It's how the sleeves are set...<br><br>
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Well, that photo is so awful I have no idea HOW the sleeves are constructed- but no, that looks like a set-in sleeve to me.
 

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Gotcha, thanks <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up">
 

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looks like a drop shoulder to me. it's hard to see the construction from that photo, but one thing it is not is a raglan.
 

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defintiely not a raglan, I think it's drop shoulder - and from the way the color change on the fronts is way off from the left side to right side, I'd venture a guess that it is knit flat in pieces and seamed together.<br><br>
I cannot believe those snuggle suits are that cheap. HOW is that possibly handknit for that cheap?!?
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">defintiely not a raglan, I think it's drop shoulder - and from the way the color change on the fronts is way off from the left side to right side, I'd venture a guess that it is knit flat in pieces and seamed together.<br><br>
I cannot believe those snuggle suits are that cheap. HOW is that possibly handknit for that cheap?!?</div>
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They're stuff is handknit out of country. They follow fair trade guidelines, but it's still cheaper labor than the US. I can't remember off hand what country they're knitters are in, but if I remember correctly, it's family of the owners.
 

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The llamajama-mama is one of The Garter Belt designers, so that's why the pattern is listed both places. The price discrepancy is odd, but whatever <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
And yeah, I wouldn't call the sweater you linked a raglan either.
 

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Well the pattern is supposed to be free..I was supposed to change it on my site (along with about a million other things I was supposed to do <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment"> ). I have a new baby so everything is a little (okay a lot) crazy around here...<br><br>
The sweater is indeed a ragland, knit from the top down. I've changed it over to a free pattern for your viewing pleasure <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink"><br><br>
Another reason for things being crazy is that my husband and I have spent the last few weeks in our studio skeining yarn. I've swifted and swifted, and swifted some more! I have more to do over the weekend and then I will be adding new alpaca and merino yarns available for sale sometime next week.<br><br>
Our hand knitted products are made by a cooperative of hard working women in Ecuador. The women who knit Llamajama products are all paid in accordance with fair trade principales - as set by the fair trade federation. We recently got help from the Peace Corps with some of the management of the cooperative but it is pretty much self-run/managed by the women. It is an excellent program to help improverished artisans and we (my husbabd & I) are proud and honored to work with them. We regurally travel to Ecuador to work on design, quality and new product development.<br><br>
We have made changes to our longies this year - and have begun to clearance last year's pattern. We shortened the leg, improoved the waist band, and made some changes to the crotch join. Overall these changes have greatly improoved the fit of our longies.<br><br>
Our knitting patterns are actually writen by Marie Grace a designer at The Garter Belt. She is a really great friend and an extremely talented and expierenced designer. Last month she designed five new paterns for our alpaca yarn. They are not available for sale yet because I haven't finished the yarns.<br><br>
So I hope that clears up any misconceptions...
 

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you hank/ball all that yarn yourself.. *lol* i get bored and frustrated just doing a few here and there.<br><br>
thanks for all the info! i'm glad to hear of some changes to the pattern. I really did want to try some last year but was worried about a few things (the crotch join being one of them so i'm thrilled to hear there have been changes made there!) I love to see business owners that keep making improvements. I'll have to try some longies next fall. I know it's an oxymoron.. I LOVE knitting.. but really hate making soakers and longies for some reason. it's tedious and not exciting after the first couple you make.<br><br>
Sure wish i could figure out some embroidery so i could do flowers like those longies on your site! Those are spectacular!<br><br>
thank you for piping in! Now I'm super excited to try your yarn and goodies. I think I'll wait for the alpaca blend just for a little spice in my life.
 

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I don't think raglan has anything to do with if it's knitted from the top down or bottom up- either direction you could shape a raglan sleeve- raglan sleeves have a seam (or shaping line) that runs diagonally from the armpit to the neckline. There is no shoulder seam on a raglan sweater- the entire top surface of the shoulders are one with the outer surface of the arm.<br><br>
The sweater is as cute as all get out- but not a raglan.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Well the pattern is supposed to be free..I was supposed to change it on my site (along with about a million other things I was supposed to do <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment"> ). I have a new baby so everything is a little (okay a lot) crazy around here...</div>
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Oh, if I had a dollar for every time I've uttered those same exact words in the past 4 months, LOL! Well, I'd be rich!! Congrats on your new babe <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br><div style="margin:20px;margin-top:5px;">
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I think there may be some confusion - I see that the daisy raglan (which is georgeous, BTW, amkes me wish I had a girlie to knit it for!) is truly a raglan and free, but I think the OP was referring to this sweater: <a href="http://www.llamajama.com/products/large_images/easycardiganmerino400.jpg" target="_blank">Easy Cardigan</a> Which is listed for sale here: <a href="http://www.llamajama.com/products/catalog.php?item=115&catid=16&ret=catalog.php%3Fcategory%3D16" target="_blank">Easy Cardigan</a> for $5. That one doesn't look like a raglan, it looks drop shouldered - is it just the pic making it look deceiving, or is it really drop shoulder?<br><div style="margin:20px;margin-top:5px;">
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<table border="0" cellpadding="6" cellspacing="0" width="99%"><tr><td class="alt2" style="border:1px inset;">Our hand knitted products are made by a cooperative of hard working women in Ecuador. The women who knit Llamajama products are all paid in accordance with fair trade principales - as set by the fair trade federation. We recently got help from the Peace Corps with some of the management of the cooperative but it is pretty much self-run/managed by the women. It is an excellent program to help improverished artisans and we (my husbabd & I) are proud and honored to work with them. We regurally travel to Ecuador to work on design, quality and new product development.</td>
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That's awesome, especially the fair-trade part <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"> We live about 10 minutes from the first town in the US to be designated a "fair-trade town" (MEdia, PA) so that's something near and dear to my heart :heart Plus I'm insanely jealous that you get to travel to Ecuador! (ESpecially right now when I've got about 6" of snow and ice in my yard, LOL!)
 

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I bet you're refering to <a href="http://www.llamajama.com/products/catalog.php?item=76&catid=16&ret=catalog.php%3Fcategory%3D16" target="_blank">this</a>. It is gorgeous!<br>
Ooooh, just have to grab that!<br><br>
(How can I get it??<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment"> )
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">nobody has tried the yarn?</div>
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I have some of the yarn, brown and pink merino. I got a HUGE skein of it, I made a pair of shorties for E over the summer and I probably have enough left to make pants or something else, but we are potty learning so not much use for soakers anymore...<br>
Here is a not so great picture... the waist is funky cause I had them on the clothes line, so they are mis shapen from the clothes pins. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/innocent.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="shy"><a href="http://farm1.static.flickr.com/66/171682503_b73484a5cf.jpg" target="_blank">http://farm1.static.flickr.com/66/17...b73484a5cf.jpg</a><br><br>
I have no issues with the yarn, its held up well and doesn't seem to pill as much as my other stuff. Softened up alot once I washed it, and the colors have not faded much at all.<br><br>
HTH <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I bet you're refering to <a href="http://www.llamajama.com/products/catalog.php?item=76&catid=16&ret=catalog.php%3Fcategory%3D16" target="_blank">this</a>. It is gorgeous!<br>
Ooooh, just have to grab that!<br><br>
(How can I get it??<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment"> )</div>
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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up"> Makes perfect sense! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">... I have a new baby so everything is a little (okay a lot) crazy around here...<br><br>
...<br><br>
Our hand knitted products are made by a cooperative of hard working women in Ecuador. The women who knit Llamajama products are all paid in accordance with fair trade principales - as set by the fair trade federation. We recently got help from the Peace Corps with some of the management of the cooperative but it is pretty much self-run/managed by the women. It is an excellent program to help improverished artisans and we (my husbabd & I) are proud and honored to work with them. We regurally travel to Ecuador to work on design, quality and new product development.<br>
...<br><br>
Last month she designed five new paterns for our alpaca yarn. They are not available for sale yet because I haven't finished the yarns.</div>
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Congrats on the baby!<br>
Don't work too hard on the yarn <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br>
Awesome to learn about the "outsourced" fair trade knitting, and<br>
YAHOO!! more diapering/baby patterns to ooh and ahh at. Can't wait to see 'em <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 
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