I finished this basic top down striped raglan by Jane Richmond in August and am finally snapping some photos of it. I have yet to wear it, but love the fit.
Some modifications I made: the striping sequence is 14 rows in the main color and 3 rows in the contrasting, no waist shaping for a boxier / roomier fit (I don’t always like basic wardrobe sweaters to be form fitting), and a stretchy bind off for the bottom because the regular one I originally did felt constricting at the hips. I also did a traveling jogless stripe technique so you wouldn’t be able to tell when the striping color was introduced; I think it came out as well as it could have with the striping beginning at the center front. Next time, if I did striping, I would do a color change under the arm so it wouldn’t require so much blocking to get the jogless stripe to look seamless with the rest of the sweater, but ultimately, for a first go around with a color change right at the center chest, I think it came out pretty well.
Lots of techniques to play with in this basic sweater formula, for sure. Give it a go and let me know what you do!
You can read my project notes at ravelry. This sweater was knit up using about 4 skeins of Madelinetosh Tosh Merino in the espadrilles colorway for the main, and copper penny for the contrasting stripes. You can also see more snaps of the sweater here and here.
So happy with the end result.