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Raglan Pullover Knitting Pattern

Raglan Pullover Knitting Pattern

December 12, 2016 /
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Another pullover knit pattern is here to share with you all, the Raglan Pullover, perfect for the cold wintertime. From the beginning of the year, I have been busy with knitting projects. This pullover sweater is one of them which I have designed and knitted for myself.

raglan-pullover

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Raglan Pullover Knitting Pattern

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This raglan pullover knitting pattern is relatively easier to knit compared to the previous shawl collar cable stitch pullover I have knitted for my husband. If you have basic garment knitting experience, this knit pullover that uses only Stockinette Stitch should be easy as well as a great knitting project for you.

Honestly speaking, I find that knitting a plain stockinette stitch garment is a bit boring to me, thus, I applied colorwork design for this pullover. In this case, adding stripes on both the shoulders, arms, and part of the body was my crafty idea. I really love how the effect of the stripes has turned out, not to mention the dotted line on the front and back pieces, do you see what I see? There are rows of adorable mini hearts on the raglan pullover

raglan sleeve pullover

The weather is hot and humid here and I could barely stand the heat to wear the pullover and pose for photographers, even with a full swing of the air conditioner. However, I will wear it for my upcoming snowy vacation in Hokkaido, hopefully, my modeling photo will turn out awesome to allow me to update here.

stripe raglan pullover

That’s for now. More knitting projects to come after I am back from my sub-zero snowy vacation.

Happy Knitting!

Raglan Pullover Knitting Pattern

Raglan Pullover Knitting Pattern

Yield: To Fit Chest / Bust: 30 [36; 40; 44; 48; 56] inch
Active Time: 14 days
Total Time: 14 days
Difficulty: Intermediate /Advance Level
Estimated Cost: $30 - $50

Another free pullover knitting pattern to share with you all. This time is it a Raglan Pullover Sweater with stripes on the shoulder which is a unisex design that suits men and women.

To Fit Chest / Bust: 30, 36, 40, 44, 48 and 56 inch

Actual Measurement: 37, 40, 44, 49, 55 and 63 inch 

Perfect for the cold wintertime.

Enjoy knitting them!

Download and print separately: Dimension diagram (in pdf)

Materials

  • Yarn: Lion Brand Wool Ease 80% acrylic, 20% wool (approx. 197 yards/180m per 85g ball) - Yarn A Color: Seaspray, Balls needed: 5 (5; 5; 6; 6; 6) balls
  • Yarn: Lion Brand Wool Ease 80% acrylic, 20% wool (approx. 197 yards/180m per 85g ball) - Yarn B Color: Chestnut Heather, Balls needed: 1 ball

Tools

  • Needles: 36″ Circular needle U.S. 7 (4.5mm) and U.S. 8 (5mm)
  • Needles: 8″ Circular needle U.S. 7 (4.5mm)
  • Stitch Markers
  • Tapestry needle

Instructions

    Size: (Figures in square brackets refer to larger sizes)

    To Fit Chest / Bust: 30 [36; 40; 44; 48; 56] inch / 76 [91.5; 101.5; 111.5; 122; 142] cm
    Actual Measurement: 37 [40; 44; 49; 55; 63] inch / 94 [103; 113; 124.5; 140; 160] cm
    Length From Shoulder: 24.5 [25; 25; 25.5; 26; 26.5] inch / 62 [63.5; 63.5; 65; 66; 67.5] cm
    Sleeve Seam: 18 inch / 46 cm

    Tension Gauge:
    Stockinette Stitch: 18 sts and 24 rows = 4″ (10cm) using U.S. 8 (5mm) needles.

    Take time to make a gauge swatch to check your tension. Wash and block your swatch before measuring. Use larger or smaller needles if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

    Instruction:
    The instructions are written for the smallest size. If changes are necessary for larger size(s) the instructions will be written thus [ ]. Numbers for each size are shown in the same order throughout the pattern. When only one number is given, it applies to all sizes.
    Abbreviations:
    alt = Alternate(ing)
    beg = Beginning
    cont = Continue
    dec = Decrease(ing)
    foll = Following
    k = Knit
    inc = Increase(ing)
    mp = make 1 purl-wise
    P = Purl
    patt = Pattern
    P2tog = Purl next 2 stitches together
    P2tog tbl = Purl next 2 stitches together through back loops, watch video on the how-to
    rem = Remaining
    rep = Repeat
    RS = Right Side
    ssk = Slip next 2 stitches knitwise one at a time. Pass them back onto left-hand needle, then knit through back loops together.
    sl = slip
    st(s) = Stitch(es)
    WS = Wrong Side

    BACK
    Using U.S. 7 (4.5mm) needles and yarn A, 2×2 tubular cast on 82 [90; 98; 106; 118; 130] sts. (Watch video on how to do 2×2 tubular cast-on)
    Row 1 (RS): k2, (p2,k2) to end.
    Row 2: p2, (k2, p2) to end.
    Rep these 2 rows of 2×2 rib for 2.25″ (6cm), ending after Row 1. (about 15 rows excluding the formation rows of 2×2 tubular cast-on)
    Next Row: p13 [15; 16; 9; 8; 5], *mp, p28 [30; 33; 22; 17; 10], rep from * to last 13 [15; 16; 9; 8; 5] sts, mp, p to end. 85 [93; 101; 111; 125; 143] sts.

    Change to U.S.8 (5mm) needles and proceed in stockinette st with alternate yarn A (1 st) and B (1 st) for 1 row on the 7th row then on every 9th row, until work from beg measures approx 16″ / 40.5cm, ending after a purl row (80 rows of stockinette st has been worked).

    Shape Raglan
    Continue with yarn A only. Bind off loosely 2 [2; 3; 3; 4; 4] sts at beg of next 2 rows. 81 [89; 95; 105; 117; 135] sts rem.

    1st row (RS): k2, ssk, knit to last 4 sts, k2tog, k2.
    2nd row: p2, p2tog, purl to last 4 sts, p2togtbl, p2.

    Work these 2 rows 0 [0; 0; 0; 4; 14] times. 81 [89; 95; 105; 101; 79] sts rem.

    Next row: as 1st row
    Next row: as 2nd row
    Next row: as 1st row
    Next row: purl to end
    Work these 4 rows 0 [2; 2; 6; 5; 4] times. 81 [77; 83; 69; 71; 55] sts rem.**

    Next row: as 1st row
    Next row: purl to end
    Work these 2 rows 24 [22; 24; 17; 17; 9] times. 33[33; 35; 35; 37; 37] sts rem.

    Bind off loosely.

    FRONT
    Work as of BACK to **.

    1st row (RS): k2, ssk, knit to last 4 sts, k2tog, k2.
    2nd row: purl to end

    Work these 2 rows 15 [13; 15; 8; 8; 0] times. 51[53; 53; 53; 55; 55] sts rem.

    Shape Neck
    Next row (RS): k2, ssk, k10, k2tog (neck edge). Turn. Leave rem sts on a spare needle.
    Next row: purl to end.
    Dec 1 st at the raglan edge (as before) and dec 1 st at neck edge on next and alt rows until there are 4 sts rem.
    Next row (WS): purl to end
    Next row: ssk, k2tog
    Next row: p2
    Next row: ssk. Fasten off.

    With RS facing, join yarn to rem sts, bind off 19 [21; 21; 21; 23; 23] sts. ssk, knit to last 4 sts, k2tog, k2.
    Next row: purl to end.
    Dec 1 st at neck edge and dec 1 st at the raglan edge (as before) on next and alt rows until there are 4 sts rem.
    Next row (WS): purl to end
    Next row: ssk, k2tog
    Next row: p2
    Next row: k2tog. Fasten off.

    SLEEVES (knit 2)

    Using U.S. 7 (4.5mm) needles, 2×2 tubular cast on 38 [38; 42; 42; 46; 46] sts.
    Work in 2×2 rib as on BACK for 2.125″ (5.5 cm), ending after Row 1. (about 13 rows excluding the formation rows of 2×2 tubular cast-on)
    Next Row: p4 [4; 3; 3; 5; 5], *mp, p5 [5; 6; 6; 6; 6], rep from * to last 4 [4; 3; 3; 5; 5], mp, p to end. 45 [45; 49; 49; 53; 53] sts rem.

    Change to U.S.8 (5mm) needles and proceed in stockinette st. Work 12 rows.
    Inc 1 st at beg and end of next row and following 6th [4th; 4th; 4th; 4th; 4th] rows until there are 67 [59; 63; 81; 83; 85] sts.
    Inc 1 st at beg and end of next row and following 0 [6th; 6th; 0; 0; 0] rows until there are 67 [73; 77; 81; 83; 85] sts.
    Cont until work from beg measure 15.5″ (92 rows) after the ribbing.

    Shape Raglan

    Stripe patt (worked in stockinette stitch):
    With Yarn B, work 4 rows
    With Yarn A, work 2 rows

    Begin Strip patt. Bind off loosely 2 [2; 3; 3; 4; 4] sts at beg of next 2 rows. 63 [69; 71; 75; 75; 77] sts rem.

    1st row (RS): k2, ssk, knit to last 4 sts, k2tog, k2.
    2nd row: p2, p2tog, purl to last 4 sts, p2togtbl, p2.
    3rd row: as 1st row
    4th row: purl to end
    Work these 4 rows 3 [4; 3; 3; 1; 2] times. 45 [45; 53; 57; 69; 65] sts rem.

    Next row: as 1st row
    Next row: purl to end
    Work these 2 rows 18 [18; 22; 23; 29; 27] times. Bind off loosely rem 9 [9; 9; 11; 11; 11] sts.

    BLOCKING
    Block each piece of work as soon as it is done and before joining up.

    Diagram (Click Picture for a larger chart, open in new tab. Or, download pdf version here.)

    raglan sweater knit diagram

    Neckband
    Join raglan seams.
    With RS work facing you and using U.S. 7 (4.5mm) shorter needles, pick up 7 [7; 7; 9; 9; 9] sts from left sleeve. Pick up 15 sts down left front neck edge. Pick up 19 [21; 21; 21; 23; 23] from front neck edge. Pick up 15 sts up right front neck edge. Pick up 7 [7; 7; 9; 9; 9] sts from right sleeve. Pick up 31 [31; 33; 33; 35; 35] sts from back. 92 [96; 96; 108; 104;104] sts rem. Place stitch marker.
    Work 9 rows of 2×2 ribbing in a round. Bind off in ribbing.

    TO FINISH OFF
    Join side and Sleeve seams.

MORE DETAILS ON HOW TO KNIT
RAGLAN PULLOVER

  1. For the yarn, I used Lion Brand Wool-Ease (details as shown in the materials list above) but you can use a similar yarn which you can obtain the same tension gauge.1 lionbrand yarns
    Though the main needles are written as 36″ circular needles, they can be replaced by straight needles to replace the long circular needle (except 8″ circular needle). Circular needles are recommended because they are lighter and more flexible, great for knitting bigger project like sweater and pullover.
  2. This is the back piece of the raglan pullover which has been blocked and adjusted to the corresponding size.3 back
  3. Similarly, the front piece which is also blocked to size.2 front
  4. Lastly, these are the 2 blocked sleeves with stripe pattern at the raglan section.4 sleeves
  5. The picture shows the seam of the raglan after the front and the sleeve is sewn up. If you are new to joining a raglan sleeve, this video will be helpful. Please take note: because this pattern has 2 knit stitches before/after the ssk/k2tog on the raglan slope, hence the raglan seam appeared to be 4 diagonal lines after seaming up, whilst the video only has 2 diagonal lines, but the method is the same.5 raglan slope
  6. After that, pick up stitches along the neckline in preparation to knit 2×2 ribbing for the neckband.6 collar
  7. Finally, sew up the sleeve seams and side seams with mattress seam to complete the raglan pullover.raglan sleeve pattern

raglan-pullover

Notes

Yarn amounts given are based on average requirements and are approximated.

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