Warp and Weft Raglan by Jessie Maed Designs

Warp and Weft Raglan

August 2023
both are used in this pattern
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 22 rows = 4 inches
in stranded colorwork in stockinette
US 8 - 5.0 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
925 - 1850 yards (846 - 1692 m)
(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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A woven raglan! How in tarnation? This basic colorwork sweater mixes dissimilar & one-off skeins of color-changing handspun against a solid backdrop for a not-so-basic result. Watching the faux plain-weave fabric form while the spun colors change makes for a such a fun knit that showcases the beauty of multicolor yarns in a very magic way!

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

XXS (XS, S, M)L, 1X, 2X{3X, 4X, 5X} to fit full chest measurement of:
24 (28, 32, 36)40, 44, 48{52, 56, 60}“
61 (71, 81.5, 91.5)101.5, 112, 122{132, 142, 152.5} cm

Garment Chest Measurement:
32 (36, 40, 44)48, 52, 56{60, 64, 68}“
81 (91.5, 101.5, 112)122, 132, 142{152.5, 162.5, 172.5} cm

This top is designed with 6-8”/15-20.5cm of positive ease at the upper chest. To measure your upper chest, hold a tape measure around the full circumference of your upper chest directly under your armpits. Add 6-8”/15-20.5cm to this measurement and choose the size that corresponds to the closest garment chest measurement.

Suggested Yarn
MC: Ritual Dyes Elder (100% Rambouillet, 190yds/100g), Obsidian Colorway
CC: Spincycle Dream State (100% SW American wool, 150yds/65g), Written in the Stars, a Spincycle x Ritual Dyes Exclusive Colorway

Note that while both the MC and CC are worsted weight yarns, the solid MC is thicker than the CC. Combining a heavier worsted MC with a lighter worsted CC in a high contrast color combination will create a woven effect most similar to the sample, but I encourage you to experiment with whatever colors and combinations suit your personal taste, including mixing one-off skeins of color-changing or handspun yarn for your CC.

Budget Yarn Alternatives
Lang Yarns Frida (CC)

KnitPicks Swish Worsted (MC)
Cascade Yarns 220 Superwash Wave (CC)

MC (Solid Color)
500 (525, 575, 625)675, 725, 775{825, 875, 950} yds
457 (480, 526, 571)617, 663, 708{754, 800, 868} m

CC (Color Changing Color)
425 (450, 550, 600)650, 700, 750{800, 850, 900} yds
388 (411, 503, 548)594, 640, 686{731, 777, 823} m

Suggested Needles
Main: US 8 (5.00mm) 32”-40” circular needles, plus preferred needles for small circumference knitting
Ribbing: US 6 (4.00mm) 32”-40” circular needles, plus preferred needles for small circumference knitting

20 sts & 22 rows / 4”(10cm) on larger needles, offset 1x1 stranded colorwork in the round, blocked

It is very important to swatch for this project to ensure your fabric looks correct. Detailed instructions are included in pattern.

stitch markers, scrap yarn or stitch holders, darning needle

stranded colorwork both in the round and flat, understanding color dominance, knitting in the round, increasing, decreasing, cable cast on, holding stitches, steam blocking

This top is knit seamlessly from the top down.

Optional Sleeve Modification
This sweater is designed with 4-5”/10-12.5cm positive ease in the sleeve. Some testers noted that they would prefer it be more fitted. As a courtesy, I have included general guidelines for working a smaller sleeve.