Real Easy Raglan by Emily Bolduan

Real Easy Raglan

August 2021
DK (11 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 27 rows = 4 inches
in Stocking Stitch
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
818 - 1642 yards (748 - 1501 m)
XS (S, SM, M, L, XL, XXL)
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This raglan sweater is designed to be really easy, hence the name, and would be a great project for first-time garment knitters. With it’s relaxed and comfortable fit you will find yourself reaching for this sweater often, and it’s simplicity makes it a fantastic wardrobe staple.

The pattern includes detailed instructions with some handy extra tips for newbies. Starting at the neck, the sweater is knit top-down on circular needles, which is a great method to check the fit as you go, and is very easy to add or subtract length. There are also optional short-rows to shape the neck, but if you want to keep things super simple just leave them on out!

I hope you enjoy knitting your own Real Easy Raglan!


Sizes: XS (S, SM, M, L, XL, XXL)

To Fit Bust: 74 (80, 86, 94, 103, 110, 118) cm / 29 (31.5, 34, 37, 40, 43, 46) inches

Finished Bust: 88 (94, 101, 109, 116, 123, 128) cm / 34.5 (37, 40, 43, 46, 48, 50) inches.
Designed to fit with between 6-15cm / 2-6” of positive ease depending on preferred fit. Pictured here in size SM worn with about 8cm positive ease.

Yarn: Any 8ply / DK weight yarn.
We used Woolly 8ply (104m/50g), but a mix of 4ply yarn held with lace weight mohair would be divine, too!

Quantity: Approximately 748 (857, 972, 1103, 1242, 1368, 1501) metres

Needle: 3.50mm 40cm and 80-100cm, 4mm 80-100cm circular needles, plus same sizes in preferred needles for small circumference knitting (Magic Loop, DPN’s, etc).
Adjust needle size as necessary to match pattern gauge.

Gauge: 20sts x 27rows to 10cm in stocking stitch on larger needles

Extras: 5 stitch markers (1 different one for beginning of round, 4 for increasing), scrap yarn for holding stitches, darning needle