Gr8 Gingham Raglan by Jessie Maed Designs

Gr8 Gingham Raglan

February 2022
Sport (12 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette & stranded in the round on larger needles
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
925 - 2125 yards (846 - 1943 m)
Sizes: (XS, S, M)[L, 1X, 2X]{3X, 4X, 5X} to fit chest measurement of: (28, 32, 36)[40, 44, 48]{52, 56, 60}" (71, 81.5, 91.5)[101.5, 112, 122]{132, 142, 152.5}cm
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Color changing yarn adds a surprise twist to this classic gingham colorwork raglan. Featuring a fitted yoke and perfectly symmetric contrast raglan seams, the pattern includes instructions for both short and long sleeves, a ribbed or i-cord neck finish, and general guidance on modifying body and raglan length to your preference.

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All of my patterns are #sizeinclusive through a 62” full chest measurement.

(XS, S, M)L, 1X, 2X{3X, 4X, 5X} to fit chest measurement of:
(28, 32, 36)40, 44, 48{52, 56, 60}“
(71, 81.5, 91.5)101.5, 112, 122{132, 142, 152.5}cm

Finished Garment Measurements:
(36.5, 40, 43.5)47.5, 51, 54.5{58, 62, 65.5}“
(92.5, 101.5, 110.5)120.5, 129.5, 138.5{147.5, 157.5, 166.5}cm

This sweater is designed with 3.5-8.5”/9-21.5 cm of positive ease at the chest.

Suggested Yarn:
Ritual Dyes Sprite (3-ply Sport Weight, 60/40 Merino/Corriedale, 325yds/100g).
Sample knit in Jewelweed colorway.

Spincycle Yarns Dyed in the Wool (Sport Weight, 100% American Superwash Wool, 200yds/50g).
Sample knit in Verba Volant colorway.

You can also use any solid color yarn in the same base as your MC for the CC.

Suggested Needles:
US 4 (3.5mm) 32-40” circular needles + preferred small circumference needles

Main Body:
US 6 (4.0mm) 32-40” circular needles + preferred small
circumference needles

Many people knit more tightly in a small circumference, so I
recommend going up a needle size from main body needle for sleeves.
US 7 (4.5mm) 32-40” circular needles for magic loop or DPNs

22 sts & 26 rows in 4”x 4”, stranded colorwork in stockinette stitch in the round, blocked. It is particularly important that you block your gauge swatch in the same manner you will block your finished object, since classic gingham pairs two highly contrasting colors. This comes with bleed risk. You will be able to tell from your blocked gauge swatch whether your colors will bleed. If you notice your colors bleeding in your gauge swatch, I recommend steam blocking your sweater

Long Sleeved Version
(575, 605, 695)(730, 795, 860)(960, 1035, 1110)yd
(526, 553, 635)(667, 727, 786)(878, 946, 1015)m
(550, 575, 620)(650, 715, 775)(875, 945, 1015)yd
(503, 526, 567)(594, 654, 708)(800, 864, 928)m

Short Sleeved Version
(475, 525, 550)(600, 675, 775)(875, 950, 1025)yd
(434, 480, 503)(548, 617, 708)(800, 868, 937)m
(450, 475, 500)(525, 600, 650)(750, 850, 925)yd
(411, 434, 457)(480, 548, 594)(686, 777, 846)m

Adding Body Length:
If you would like to add additional length to the body of your sweater, allot the following supplemental quantities of each color for every additional 1.5”/4cm of body length.

MC & CC :
(23, 25, 34)(37, 40, 43)(55, 68, 72)yd
(21, 23, 31)(34, 37, 39)(50, 62, 66)m

one or two spare sets of circular needles for joining sleeves, four removable stitch markers, one regular stitch marker, scrap yarn or stitch holders, darning needle

two-color stranded colorwork, knitting in the round, decreasing, holding stitches, Kitchener stitch, wet or steam blocking

Sweater, sleeves, and body are knit individually from the bottom up. Body is joined to sleeves and decreases are worked at raglan seams to neckline. Underarm stitches are grafted using Kitchener stitch or a three needle bind-off.

Please note that for simplicity and ease, this pattern does not contain neckline shaping.