Kids' Basic Raglan Sweater by Catherine McMillan
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Kids' Basic Raglan Sweater

May 2015
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
410 - 780 yards (375 - 713 m)
2 (4, 6, 8, 10)
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There are many patterns for basic raglan sweaters. Not all of them are top-down, and since I’m picky, none of them are written quite the way I like. I’ve designed this pattern to be easy to follow and easy to customize.

This is a kids’ crew-neck pullover with ribbed collar and ribbed or straight hem and cuffs. The ribbed version of the cuffs is designed to fold so that you can adjust the sleeve length as the child grows. The fit is classic and comfortable.


Page 5, inset box “A note about increases”-- The blanket statement that each increase row will result in 8 sts increased is strictly not correct. During the neck back rise section while you’re knitting flat, you’ll increase 10 sts per increase row: 2 sts around each of 4 markers, then 1 st at each end. After you join the neck front sections and begin knitting in the round for the main raglan increase section, you’ll increase 8 sts per increase round: 2 sts around each of 4 markers.

Page 5, bottom chart of stitch counts -- Neck back, size 6 should have 42 stitches (pattern reads 41).

Page 6, second instruction under Yoke heading: should say “kfb” instead of “kft”:
“Inc rnd using kfb: k to 1 st before marker,KFB, sm, kfb, repeat from 3 times more, k to end.”

Page 9, sleeve decrease section: the “repeat from * 1 (3, 3, 4, 3) times” line should read “repeat from * 0 (2, 2, 3, 2) times” to achieve the correct number of stitches.