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Weekday Raglan

Knitting
July 2012
DK / 8 ply (11 wpi) ?
6 stitches and 7.75 rows = 1 inch in Stockinette
US 5 - 3.75 mm
950 - 1710 yards (869 - 1564 m)
30 (34, 38, 42, 46)"

The angled increase lines between the body and sleeves of raglan sweaters make a nice complement to V-neck shaping and tapered silhouettes. For this pullover, I chose a finished size from The Knitter’s Handy Book of Top-Down Sweaters that would give just 2” (5 cm) of ease in the body and I shortened the sleeves a bit. The raglan lines with mirrored two-stitch right-twist and left-twist mock cables separated by a single purl stitch are the focus of this mostly stockinette sweater. The subtle waist shaping relies on mirrored decreases and increases along four princess dart lines (two on the front and two on the back). A few rounds of knit-dominant ribbing followed by a single garter ridge and tiny stockinette roll make a tidy edge for the lower body, sleeves, and neck.