Sizes given are finished measurements. You’ll need 8 (9, 9, 10, 11, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17) hanks of the recommended yarn for the different sizes; sample shown is in “Pumpkin”.
One of the most exciting things about the raglan construction, from a designer’s perspective, is that the raglan lines offer a beautiful chance to show off stitch patterning. In this cardigan, I combined a smooth, lovely wool with beautiful cables that I used to adorn the seams of the garments.
Those seams are important for stability (cables are heavy!), as are the buttons at the top of the cardigan. As you knit, make sure your neck edge is strong, since much of the weight of the sweater is supported by it. You’ll be rewarded by a stunning garment that’s also comfortable to wear.