I've been reading about top-down knitting, which is of great interest to me because it is so different from how I usually knit. I usually do a muslin, and knit pieces to match the muslin then sew them together. Very old school, but it combines my experience with sewing clothes and knitting them and works very well. However. Knitting top-down is more about working in three dimensions. So I figured I would try out a pre-written pattern first, to get the hang of it.
This pattern from Zephyr is a very easy top-down raglan knit in the round. The pattern is so easy to follow that I think even somebody who has barely learned to purl could understand it. And with it being knit in the round, there's hardly any purling to begin with. I doubt I will use it again, though, because doing this sweater is showing me just how easy this style of knitting can be, and the design is nice but not something I want fifteen of.