1979 Raglan by Summer Lee

1979 Raglan

by Summer Lee
Knitting
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
200 - 2000 yards (183 - 1829 m)
29" to 64" Bust
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The 1979 Raglan is a classic wardrobe staple ~ a sweater that can be worn dressed up or dressed down. The pattern includes three sets of instructions: The Classic Fit has 5” of positive ease and no waist shaping, for a more relaxed look. The Form Fit has 2” of positive ease and waist shaping. The Kid Fit includes instructions for babies, toddlers, and kid sizes. This sweater was designed and knitted with the very affordable Lion Brand Wool-Ease yarn! It can be tough to purchase a sweater quantity of luxury yarn, so I wanted to design a sweater using yarn that fit a more wide range of budgets!

This pattern is #sizeinclusive

For the Colorful Striped Version
Knitpicks Wool of the Andes in the following Colors:

  • Tomato
  • Dragonfruit
  • Cloud
  • Wonderland Heather
  • Blossom Heather
  • Caution
  • Buttercup
  • Spruce

I changed colors every 10 rows! All the yardage requirements for each fit are listed below.

Classic Fit

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS OF GARMENT

Bust Circumference: 34 (39, 42, 46.5, 50, 34, 58, 62, 66, 69)”
Sleeve Circumference (at upper arm): 12 (13.5, 15, 16.25, 17.5, 19, 20.25, 22, 23.25, 24)”
Sleeve Length (underarm to cuff): 17 (17.5, 17.5, 18, 19, 19.5, 19.5, 20, 20)”
Body Length (underarm to hem): 16 (17, 17, 17, 18, 19, 19, 20, 20, 21)”

EASE

This fit is designed with 5” inches of positive ease. The finished garment for size medium, for example, which is designed for someone with a 37” bust, will come out to 42” around the bust.

SIZES (measured in bust circumference)

XS (29”), S (34”), M (37”), L (41.5”), XL (45”), 2X (49”), 3X (53”), 4X (57”), 5X (61”), 6X (64”)

GAUGE

22 sts x 28 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch, knit in the round and blocked.

MATERIALS

• MC: 5 (5, 6, 7, 7, 8, 8, 8, 9, 9) skeins of Lion Brand Wool-Ease yarn
• CC: 1 (1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1) skeins of Lion Brand Wool-Ease yarn
You can use any worsted weight yarn that meets gauge. A skein of Lion Brand Wool-Ease is 197 yards and weighs 3 oz.
• US size 5 circular needles 32 inches or longer
• US size 7 circular needles 32 inches or longer
• US size 5 DPNs (unless you use magic loop)
• US size 7 DPNs (unless you use magic loop)
• Tapestry needle
• Waste yarn, or yarn holders

CONSTRUCTION NOTES

The sweater is worked in the round from the bottom up. Sleeves are knit separately, then joined to the body at the underarm. The yoke is worked with raglan decreases to the collar. Short rows are used in two different sections of the back to give the garment a better fit at the collar.

Form Fit

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS OF GARMENT

Bust Circumference: 31 (36, 39, 43.5, 47, 51, 55, 59, 63, 66)”
Sleeve Circumference (at upper arm): 11 (13, 13.5, 15, 16.25, 18, 19.25, 21, 22, 23.25)”
Sleeve Length (underarm to cuff): 17 (17, 17.5, 18, 19, 19, 19.5, 19.5, 20, 20)”
Body Length (underarm to hem): 16 (16, 16, 16, 17, 17, 18, 18, 19, 20)

EASE

This fit is designed with 2” inches of positive ease. Your finished garment will be 2” wider around than your bust measurement. For example, the finished garment for the size medium, which is designed for a 37” bust, will come out to 39” around the bust.

SIZES (measured in bust circumference)

XS (29”), S (34”), M (37”), L (41.5”), XL (45”), 2X (49”), 3X (53”), 4X (57”), 5X (61”), 6X (64”)

GAUGE

22 sts x 28 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch, knit in the round and blocked.

MATERIALS

• MC: 5 (5, 6, 7, 7, 8, 8, 8, 9, 9) skeins of Lion Brand Wool-Ease yarn
• CC: 1 (1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1) skeins of Lion Brand Wool-Ease yarn
You can use any worsted weight yarn that meets gauge. A skein of Lion Brand Wool-Ease is 197 yards and weighs 3 oz.
• US size 5 circular needles 32 inches or longer
• US size 7 circular needles 32 inches or longer
• US size 5 DPNs (unless you use magic loop)
• US size 7 DPNs (unless you use magic loop)
• Tapestry needle
• Waste yarn, or yarn holders

CONSTRUCTION NOTES

The sweater is worked in the round from the bottom up. Sleeves are knit separately, then joined to the body at the underarm. The yoke is worked with raglan decreases to the collar. Short rows are used in two different sections of the back to give the garment a better fit at the collar. Waist shaping is used to allow the sweater to hug the shape of your body.

Kid Fit

SIZES (Measurements are for chest circumference)
6-12 mos (1-2 years, 3-4 years, 5-6 years, 7-8 years, 9-10 years)
18 (20, 22, 24, 26, 28)”

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS OF GARMENT
Chest Circumference: 20 (22, 24, 26, 28, 30)”
Sleeve to Cuff: 7.5 (8.5, 10, 12, 14, 16)”
Underarm to Hem: 6.5 (7, 8, 10, 12, 14)”

EASE
The intended ease of this garment is 2”

22 sts x 28 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch, knit in the round and blocked.

MATERIALS

• MC: 2 (3, 3, 3, 4, 4) skeins of Lion Brand Wool-Ease yarn
• CC: 1 (1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1) skeins of Lion Brand Wool-Ease yarn
You can use any worsted weight yarn that meets gauge. A skein of Lion Brand Wool-Ease is 197 yards and weighs 3 oz.
• US size 5 circular needles 32 inches or longer
• US size 7 circular needles 32 inches or longer
• US size 5 DPNs (unless you use magic loop)
• US size 7 DPNs (unless you use magic loop)
• Tapestry needle
• Waste yarn, or yarn holders

CONSTRUCTION NOTES

The sweater is worked in the round from the bottom up. Sleeves are knit separately, then joined to the body at the underarm. The yoke is worked with raglan decreases to the collar.