Cozy Classic Raglan by Jessie Maed Designs

Cozy Classic Raglan

January 2020
both are used in this pattern
yarn held together
+ Lace
= DK (11 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette in the Round on Main Body Needles
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
US 3 - 3.25 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
689 - 1893 yards (630 - 1731 m)
XS (S, M, L, 1XL)(2XL, 3XL, 4XL, 5XL) to fit bust measurement of: 28-30 (32-34, 36-38, 40-42, 44-46)(48-50, 52-54, 56-58, 60-62)”[71-76 (81-86, 91.5-96.5, 101.5-106.5, 111.5-117)(122-127, 132-137, 142-147, 152-158)cm]
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Top down raglans are my favorite garments to work. Intuitive repeats allow for relaxed, meditative knitting, and the ability to try on as you go makes the process as comforting as the finished object. This sweater has just the right amount of ease for dressing up or down, with minimal, polished detailing and a simple silhouette that highlights the beauty of the fiber with which it is knit.

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All of my garments are #sizeinclusive through a bust size of 62” including the intended ease in the design.

XS (S, M, L, 1X)(2X, 3X, 4X, 5X) to fit:
28-30 (32-34, 36-38, 40-42, 44-46)(48-50, 52-54, 56-58, 60-62)”
71-76 (81-86, 91.5-96.5, 101.5-106.5, 111.5-117)(122-127, 132-137, 142-147, 152-158)cm

Finished Garment Measurements are as follows:
34 (38, 42, 46, 50){54, 58, 62, 66}”
86.5 (96.5, 106.5, 117, 127){137, 147.5, 157.5, 167.5}cm

These finished garment measurements result in a sweater with 4-6” (10-15cm) of positive ease at the bust and 5” (12.5cm) of positive ease in the upper arm. This means that the finished garment will be (10-15cm) larger than your actual bust measurement, and the sleeves will be 5” (12.5cm) larger than your upper arm measurement.

To achieve this amount of ease, take your full bust measurement and add 4-6” (10-15cm). Choose the finished garment measurement closest to this number. Your finished sweater will have a very relaxed fit.
Note that the amount of ease in both the bust and upper arm combined with the deep length of the raglan seam means that there is a lot of room to size down and still have room to move around in this design.

If you would like a sweater with less ease, you can comfortably size down at least a full size from the 4-6” ease recommendation and still have a relaxed fit. Feel free to choose a finished garment measurement that is close to your actual full bust measurement, or even smaller, if you want. Some testers went down two sizes and achieved a nice fit with negative ease.

If you have a 28-30” 71-76cm bust and would like less ease, you can work the pattern at a gauge of 20sts/4” rather than 18sts/4”. This will result in a finished garment that is 30.5” 77cm at the bust.

If you have a bust measurement larger than 46” 117cm, you may want to choose a finished garment measurement closer to or smaller than your actual bust measurement than the 4-6” of recommended ease. I make this recommendation based on feedback from testers for the larger sizes who said they would size down if they were to make this again.

Mohair and fingering are held together throughout. You may also substitute fingering held double, or a DK weight yarn held single. If you choose a DK weight, use the fingering estimate to determine yardage.

689-792 (844-971, 909-1045, 1093-1257, 1177-1354){1378-1585, 1501-1726, 1715-1972, 1800-2070} yds
630-724 (772-888, 831-956, 999-1149, 1076-1238){1260-1449, 1373-1578, 1568-1803, 1646-1893} m

Mohair: 659-758 (808-929, 870-1000, 1046-1203, 1126-1295){1319-1517, 1436-1651, 1641-1887, 1722-1980} yds
603-693 (739-849, 796-914, 956-1100, 1030-1184){1206-1387, 1313-1510, 1501-1725, 1575-1811} m

If you wish to add length to the body, you should allow the following supplemental yardage/meterage per extra inch knit:
23 (26, 29, 32, 34){37, 40, 43, 45} yds
21 (24, 27, 29, 31){34, 37, 39, 41} m

For more exact yardage used by testers, along with measurement references for sweater body and arm length, I have compiled a Cozy Classic Raglan - Yardage and Sizing Information Spreadsheet

Suggested Yarn:
Ritual Dyes Maiden Fingering (400yds/100g of 80/20 SW Merino & Nylon, 2-ply)
Ritual Dyes Fae Lace weight (459yds/50g 70/30 Mohair/Mulberry Silk)


Ritual Dyes Priestess DK (250yds/115g of 100% Fine SW Merino, 4-ply)

In order to make my designs more financially accessible, I have also compiled a list of budget yarn options. See the Fingering, Lace, and DK tabs for some yarn options for this design.

Mohair & Fingering Color Combination Ideas
You may choose to use a tone on tone for a classic look, but here are some other options you may want to try:
• A light colored solid neutral fingering yarn + a bright or neon mohair. This will create a lightly marled fabric with a neon halo.
• A light colored solid fingering yarn + a speckled neutral mohair. This will create a soft, muted look.
• A speckled fingering yarn + a solid mohair of a similar color to the main color of the fingering. This will mute and soften the speckles.
• A light or dark colored solid fingering yarn + a brightly speckled mohair. This will create a watercolor or oil slick type effect.
• A brilliant saturated variegated fingering + a solid mohair. The mohair will mute the variegation slightly.
• A solid fingering yarn + a few similar colors of mohair faded into one another for a soft ombré transition. This can be achieved by alternating mohair skeins every other or every few rows, while keeping the same fingering color throughout.
• Similar to the above option, a few different colors of fingering faded into each other + a solid mohair throughout.

18sts & 24 rows in 4”x 4” square, in stockinette knit in the round on main body needles, blocked

Suggested Needles:
Tubular Cast On: US 2.5 – 3mm 16” circular needles. This needle should be one size smaller than your ribbing needle.

Ribbing: US 3 – 3.25mm 24-40” circular needles, and preferred small circumference needles for sleeves if not using magic loop. This needle should be three sizes smaller than your main body needle. You will also need DPNS for small circumference knitting if not using magic loop.

Main Body: US 7 – 4.5mm 24-40” circular needles, and preferred small circumference needles for sleeves if not using magic loop

Choose a circular needle circumference that is at least several inches shorter than the garment measurement.

Fingering weight yarn, mohair yarn, circular needles, stitch markers, scrap yarn, two removable stitch markers, stitch holders, darning needle

knitting in the round, German short rows, increasing, decreasing, holding stitches, wet blocking

Modification Options:
Pattern includes instructions for two types of waist shaping, or no waist shaping. There are also guidelines for fading, yoke length modification, bubble sleeves, short sleeves, and how to adjust ease in the arm and body.

Sweater is knit from the top down. Short rows are worked to shape the neck. Raglan increases are knit for the yoke. Sleeves are separated and held while sts are cast on for the body. Body is knit down to hem with optional waist decreases. Underarm sts are picked up for sleeves, and held sleeve sts are knit across. Sleeves are worked in the round down to wrist.

Video Tutorials & Other Resources
How to Choose a Circular Needle
1x1 Tubular Bind Off In the Round
1x1 Tubular Bind Off - Sewn Kitchener Repeat
Left Lifted Increase
Left Lifted Increase Purl
Right Lifted Increase
Right Lifted Increase Purl
Adding Elastic to Ribbing to Reinforce Neckline
How to Alternate Skeins to Prevent Pooling