Diaphanous Raglan by Jessie Maed Designs

Diaphanous Raglan

August 2019
yarn held together
+ Lace
= DK (11 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 9 - 5.5 mm
700 - 2378 yards (640 - 2174 m)
XS (S, M, L, 1XL)(2XL, 3XL, 4XL, 5XL) 34.5(38.5, 43.25, 46.5, 50.5)(56, 57.5, 61.5, 67.25)” 87.6(97.8, 109.9, 118, 128.25)(142.25, 146, 156.25, 170.8)cm
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This top is the next best thing to having wings. You’ll feel like you’re floating in the sheer sleeves and featherweight body of this double v-neck raglan. Be casual and cozy with some high waisted trousers for an everyday look, or pair it with a skirt for something more fancy. You’ll flutter either way.

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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, 1XL)(2XL, 3XL, 4XL, 5XL)
34.5(38.5, 43.25, 46.5, 50.5)(56, 57.5, 61.5, 67.25)”
87.6(97.8, 109.9, 118, 128.25)(142.25, 146, 156.25, 170.8)cm

Measurements reflect 4.5-6.5” (11.4-16.5cm) of positive ease for each size. To decide which size to make, take your full bust measurement and add 4.5-6.5” (11.4-16.5cm) . Choose the size closest to that number. For a fitted garment, you can choose your actual bust size, but check the schematic at the end to ensure that the armhole depth isn’t too narrow to fit your upper arm.

If you are between sizes, I recommend sizing down.

Ribbing needle (hem, neckline, and cuffs):
US 4 – 3.5 mm 32-40” circular needles for magic loop, or DPNs if not using
magic loop. This needle should be 2-3 sizes smaller than your main needle.

Main needle (body, short/flutter/ruffle sleeves):
US 7 – 4.5 mm 24-40” circular needles to work body and sleeves for short,
flutter, and ruffle sleeve options.

For the body, choose a circular needle circumference that is at least a few
inches shorter than the bust circumference of the finished garment.

Flutter and ruffle sleeves are worked flat. If working short sleeves, you will
need to use either magic loop or DPNs in this needle size.

Bishop or Bell Sleeve needle:
US 9 – 5.5 mm 32-40” circular needles for magic loop, or DPNs if not using magic loop. This needle should be two sizes larger than your main needle, or whatever size you need to achieve gauge. It will be used for the bishop and bell sleeve portions only.

20 stitches & 26 rows with fingering and lace held double in flat stockinette on main needle size.

I calculate yardage using the minimums from the ranges used by my testers, to the maximums with a 15% cushion added. I include the minimums for purposes of financial accessibility, but most knitters will use yardage towards the middle of these ranges.

Cap, Short, Flutter, and Ruffle Sleeve Options:
214-246 (250-283, 370-500, 400-526, 470-600)(565-675, 600-715, 670-770, 800-905)yds
196-225 (229-259, 338-457, 366-481, 430-549)(517-617, 549-654, 613-704, 732-828)m
275-315 (368-490, 475-604, 575-650, 625-700)(661-813, 700-815, 775-875, 825-950)yds
251-288 (336-448, 434-552, 526-594, 572-640)(604-743, 731-745, 709-800, 754-869)m

Bishop & Bell Sleeve Options:
255-300 (300-460, 400-550, 493-650, 522-720)(621-743, 675-800, 715-825, 800-960)yds
233-274 (274-421, 366-503, 451-594, 477-658)(568-677, 617-732, 654-754, 732-878)m
441-507 (552-660, 826-950, 850-1025, 875-1100)(921-1300, 975-1350, 1151-1400, 1300-1500)yds
403-464 (505-604, 755-869, 777-937, 800-1006)(842-1189, 892-1234, 1052-1280, 1189-1372)m

If you plan on adding length to the body of your sweater, you should allow for additional yardage as follows per extra inch knit:

I suggest a fingering yarn with nice drape. The sample uses a single ply merino/silk blend. You don’t need to use single ply! Anything you like the feel of will work.

Fingering is held double with lace throughout. For the lace, you can use any fiber of your choice. If you don’t like mohair or are allergic, you can try alpaca if you want some fuzz, or a plain merino lace.

Feel free to experiment with fiber combinations of your choosing. Just remember that lace is held double anywhere that the fingering fiber is used.

Yarn Possibilities

Knit Picks Stroll Sock Yarn ($4.99/231yds)

Knit Picks Shadow Lace ($5.99/440yds)
Knit Picks Gloss Lace ($6.99/440yds)

Knit Picks Gloss Fingering ($6.99/220yds)

Knit Picks Alpaca Cloud Lace ($7.69/440yds)
Knit Picks Aloft Mohair ($6.99/260yds)
Valley Yarns Southampton ($7.99/230yds)

Malabrigo Mechita ($20/420yds)
Malabrigo Silkpaca ($10.80/420yds

The Farmers Daughter Fibers Foxy Lady ($30/428yds)

The Farmers Daughter Fibers Mighty Mo ($28/459yds

I am also keeping a spreadsheet of budget yarn options by weight. Please see the Lace and Fingering tabs for more options.

Pattern Tutorial Videos
Cast on and first few rows
Separating sleeves and joining in the round
Working the neckline
Jeny’s Surprisingly Stretchy Bind Off