Raglan Cardigan Pattern
Pictures do not do this sweater justice. While it is a straight-forward cardigan, there is something about the ribbed edging on the sleeves and along the bottom edging; there is something about all the buttons; there is something about the way it shows off the yarn, that makes it elegant and still classic. Even my sister, who is a real fashion plate, loves it!
Definitely worth using a special yarn, it is knit loosely to show off the yarn and it is a top-down raglan, knit “all-in-one”, so there is very little finishing work. This is the type of sweater that you can knit time and again in various sport weight, artisan yarns or in two or three strands of finger weight yarn and alway have a different sweater when you are done.
SIZES XS (2-4) (S (6-8), M (10-12), L (14-16), 1XL (18-20), 2XL (W40), 3XL (W44), 4XL (W48)). Shown in size M.
- Shown in Habu Textiles’ A-175, 1/3.3 lamb wool linen (shown in color 02; 80% wool, 20% linen; 306 yards/ 3 oz. skein) 4 (4, 4, 5, 5, 6, 6, 6) skeins/ approximately 1,000 (1,125, 1,200, 1,325, 1,450, 1,600, 1,750, 1,875) yards. Alternatively, try Louet’s Gems, Euroflax, MerLin or KidLin in sport weight, Noro’s Cash Iroha or Blue Sky Alpaca’s sport weight.
U.S size 7 circular needles in multiple sizes (small enough for sleeves (16” or shorter) and large enough for shoulders and body (24” or longer)). You may also like to have straight needles in size 7, if you prefer, but realize that the number of stitches will result in some bunching of the yarn.
Place markers, row markers and stitch holders or an extra length of yarn to use as a stitch holder.
GAUGE 20 stitches/ 28 rows in stockinette stitch (st. st.)on size 7 needles