Black Eyed Susie Raglan by Erica Jackofsky (Fiddle Knits)

Black Eyed Susie Raglan

December 2010
DK (11 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette with smallest needles
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
US 9 - 5.5 mm
560 - 1107 yards (512 - 1012 m)
Finished Bust Size: 32 (36, 40, 44, 48, 52).” Length from underarm: 14 (15, 15, 15, 16, 16)”
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The largest 3 needle sizes are for the cowl neck only. Lace edging, body, and sleeves are worked using smallest needle size.

Black Eyed Susie is a simple hip-length sweater that is perfect for pairing up with leggings, jeans, or skirts, which means you can wear it practically anytime and anywhere. Buttons are placed along the bottom sides for decoration and function. If you make your sweater fitted (with negative ease) buttons may be left open to allow more room through the hips. Photos show the buttons closed and modeled with slight positive ease.

Construction details: Black Eyed Susie is a bottom-up raglan style sweater. It is a “minimal fuss finishing” design. After you complete the body you will go back to the stitches cast on for the sleeves and pick up to work a simple ribbed cuff that matches the cowl collar. When you have finished all your knitting the only sewing involved is tacking on the buttons at the lower body.

The trickiest part of this pattern comes when joining the front and back pieces together after the lace border. When doing this just remember that the front section will be on the top (on both sides) and the act of knitting the pieces together will most likely feel intuitive.