The Other Raglan by Courtney Little

The Other Raglan

January 2019
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
27 stitches and 39 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch worked in the round
US 2 - 2.75 mm
US 1 - 2.25 mm
1230 - 2876 yards (1125 - 2630 m)
33-64 in/84-162.5 cm (finished bust)
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This classic fingering weight stockinette raglan was first inspired by my love for the Coraline film and her sparkly blue sweater. Featuring a ribbed mockneck and hems with a tubular/sewn bind off, this one is sure to become a favorite for many years to come. Never knit a raglan before? Or a sweater? Don’t let that scare you off! Now is a great time to learn. I’ve tried to break everything down from set up to bind off for more beginner levels, while including a few new techniques that I think even some more experienced knitters can learn from (or at least I hope!). I had such an incredible time designing and working up my own, and I sincerely hope you will too!


  • Intermediate level (but beginners welcome!)
  • Written in English and US terms
  • Skills to know: Knit, purl, increase, decrease, work both flat and in the round, backwards loop cast on, pick up and knit stitches, tubular/sewn bind off, and how to seam if applicable
  • You’ll need: 4-8 100-gram/400-yd skeins fingering weight yarn, US size 2 (2.75mm) needles in various circular lengths + DPNs/longer circular needles for magic loop of the same size (or size needed to attain gauge) + needles 1-2 sizes smaller for hems if desired for tighter ribbing, scrap yarn/extra circulars to place stitches on hold, 8 stitch markers, and a tapestry needle

You’ll receive a PDF file including:

  • Complete written instructions on how to knit The Other Raglan in 9 different sizes, including both seamed and seamless versions. Lots of options to fit your preference as well as opportunities to learn and try new techniques!
  • A breakdown of the raglan set up to help get you get started
  • Increase charts for the yoke so you can track your progress (and stitch counts!)
  • Links to helpful tutorials for the tubular/sewn bind off and seaming up along basting stitches

Notes on sizing:

This pattern is written for 9 sizes, ranging from 33-64 in/84-162.5 cm finished bust. It is recommended to choose a size that gives 0-6 in/0-15 cm positive ease at the fullest part of the bust. Sample size 2 shown on model with 5 in/12.5 cm positive ease. This sweater is designed to have a slightly cropped fit, but is very easily customizable to fit your body and preference!
Schematic and more sizing information included in the pattern.

Pattern gauge:

4”/10 cm = 30 sts/38 rows (worked flat)
4”/10 cm = 27 sts/39 rows (in the round)
Taken in stockinette st using US size 2 needles

All measurements are approximate and taken after blocking. Inches are rounded to the nearest 0.25 in and centimeters to the nearest 0.5 cm.