Modern Raglan Cardigan by Lion Brand Yarn

Modern Raglan Cardigan

by Lion Brand Yarn
October 2011
Aran (8 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 25 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch on larger needles
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
990 - 1650 yards (905 - 1509 m)
Small, Medium, Large, 1X, 2X
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The classic lines of this cardigan give it a flattering, chic look. Raglan shoulder shaping makes the sweater both elegant and simple to construct. (Lion Brand Yarn)

Lion Brand Pattern #: L10124
CORRECTIONS: (applied Oct 28, 2012)

SKILL LEVEL: Intermediate

SIZE: Small, Medium, Large, 1X, 2X

Finished Bust, including front bands
37 (41, 45, 49, 53) in.
94 (104, 114.5, 124.5, 134.5) cm

Finished Length, including hem
21-1/2 (22, 22-1/2, 23, 23-1/2) in.
54.5 (56, 57, 58.5, 59.5) cm

Martha Stewart CraftsTM/MC Extra Soft Wool Blend (Article #5400)
6 (7, 8, 9, 10) balls
Shown in Blue Corn

Circular knitting needle size 6 (4.25 mm), 36 in. (91.5 cm) long
Circular knitting needle size 7 (4.5 mm), 36 in. (91.5 cm) long
Stitch Holders
Five buttons, 1 in. (25 mm) diameter

A circular needle is used to accommodate the large number of stitches. Work back and forth on circular needle as if working on straight needles.

Pieces: Body, Left Sleeve, Right Sleeve

Finishing: Sew Sleeve seams. Fold cuffs to WS along turning ridge and sew bound-off stitches to WS of Sleeves. Sew raglan edges of Sleeves to Body. Work neckband, button band, buttonhole band.

Construction schematics are provided.

Lion Brand Notes:

Cardigan is worked in one piece from the lower edge up to armholes, then divided for Fronts and Back.

Hems are worked along the lower edge of Cardigan body and sleeves by picking up stitches across the cast-on edge and working downward.

Also available from the Martha Stewart Crafts section of

See 90496AD Sketchbook Cardigan for a similar pattern in LB Collection Superwash Merino.