Classic raglan sweater knitting pattern

Men's sweater knitting pattern

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To fit: XS[S:M:L:XL:XXL]

74-79[84-89:94-99:104-109:114-119:124-129]cm (29-31[33-35:37-39:41-43:45-47:49-51]in)

Actual measurement: 81[91:102:112:122:132]cm (32[36:40:44:48:52]in)

Length to shoulder: 61[62:65:66:69:70]cm (24[24.75:25.5:26.25:27:27.75]in)

Sleeve length: 46[46:46:47:47:47]cm (8[18:18:18.5:18.5:18.5]in)

Figures in square brackets refer to larger sizes: where there is only one set of figures this applies to all sizes.

YOU WILL NEED

King Cole Chunky Tweed 72% premium acrylic, 25% wool, 3% viscose (approx 138m per 100g)

7[8:8:9:9:10] x 100g balls 1080 Jura

1 pair each 5mm and 6mm needles

2 stitch holders

Cable needle

Row counter

Note: Yarn amounts given are based on average requirements and are approximate.

TENSION

14 sts and 20 rows to 10cm over st st using 6mm needles.

Use larger or smaller needles if necessary to obtain correct tension.

ABBREVIATIONS

cn = cable needle

k(p)b = knit(purl) into back of next st

mp = make one st by picking up and purling into back of horizontal strand lying before next st

C2BK = slip next 2 sts on cn to back of work, k2, now k2 from cn

CRBP = slip next st on cn to back of work, k2, now p1 from cn

C2FP = slip next 2 sts on cn to front of work, p2, now k2 from cn

C2BP = slip next 2 sts on cn to back of work, k2, now p2 from cn

CRFP = slip next 2 sts on cn to front of work, p1, now k2 from cn

C2FK = slip next 2 sts on cn to front of work, k2, now k2 from cn

PATTERN NOTES

A preppy all-seasons classic raglan sweater. The panel is quite intricate but you will quickly get used to it after you have worked two or three repeats of it. This would be a good design to try out the panel first on an odd piece of yarn.

PANEL (worked over 24 sts)

Row 1: P2, (C2BK, p4) twice, C2BK, P2.

Row 2 and every alt row: Work across 24 sts knitting all k sts and purling all p sts as they present, thus row 2 will be: K2, (p4, k4) twice, p4, k2.

Row 3: P1, CRBP, (C2FP, C2BP) twice, CRFP, p1.

Row 5: CRBP, p3, C2FK, p4, C2FK, p3, CRFP.

Row 7: K2, p3, CRBP, C2FP, C2BP, CRFP, p3, k2.

Row 9: (K2, p3) twice, C2BK, (p3, k2) twice.

Row 11: K2, p3, CRFP, C2BP, C2FP, CRBP, p3, k2.

Row 13: CRFP, p3, C2FK, p4, C2FK, p3, CRBP.

Row 15: P1, CRFP, (C2BP, C2FP) twice, CRBP, p1.

Row 16: As Row 2.

These 16 rows form panel.

BACK

Using 5mm needles, cast on 65[71:79:85:93:101] sts.

Row 1 (RS): K2, (p1, k1) to last st, k1.

Row 2: K1, (p1, k1) to end.

Rep last 2 rows 7 times more, then Row 1 again.

Next row: P8[5:6:6:8:6], * mp, p2[2:3:3:3:4], mp, p2[3:3:3:4:4]; rep from * to last 9[6:7:7:8:7] sts, mp, p to end. 90[96:102:110:116:124] sts.

Change to 6mm needles and patt:

Row 1 (RS): K2[3:3:5:7:9], p1[2:4:5:6:7], *kb, work 24 sts from Row 1 of Panel, kb, p3[4:5:6:6:7]; rep from * once, kb, work 24 sts from Row 1 of Panel, kb, p1[2:4:5:6:7], k2[3:3:5:7:9].

Row 2: P2[3:3:5:7:9], k1[2:4:5:6:7], * pb, work 24 sts from Row 2 of Panel, pb, k3[4:5:6:6:7]; rep from * once, pb, work 24 sts from Row 2 of Panel, pb, k1[2:4:5:6:7], p to end.

Rows 3-16: Rep Rows 1-2 seven times but working Rows 3-16 of Panel.

These 16 rows form patt.

Cont in patt until work meas 39cm (15.5in) from beg, ending after a WS row.

Shape raglan

Rows 1-2: Cast off 4[4:4:5:5:5] sts, work to end. 82[88:94:100:106:114] sts.

Row 3: K1, skpo, work to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1.

Row 4: K1, p2tog, work to last 3 sts, p2tog tbl, k1.

Row 5: K1, skpo, work to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1. 76[82:88:94:100:108] sts.

Row 6: K1, p1, work to last 2 sts, p1, k1.

Rep Rows 3 to 6 a further 4[4:4:6:6:7] times more, ending after Row 6.

52[58:64:58:64:66] sts.

Now rep Rows 5 to 6 only until 30[32:34:34:36:38] sts rem, ending after Row 6.

Slip sts on a stitch holder and leave.

FRONT

Work as for Back until 40[44:46:48:50:54] sts rem in raglan shaping, ending after a WS row.

Shape neck

Next row: K1, skpo, patt 7[8:8:9:9:10], turn. 9[10:10:11:11:12] sts.

Cont on this group of sts for left half of neck.

** Work 3 rows dec 1 st at neck edge on every row and at raglan edge on 2nd of these rows only. 5[6:6:7:7:8] sts.

Cont dec at raglan edge only as before until 2 sts rem.

Work 1 row.

Cast off.

With RS facing, slip next 20[22:24:24:26:28] sts (centre sts) on a stitch holder and leave. Neatly rejoin yarn to rem 10[11:11:12:12:13] sts and patt to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1.

Complete as left half working from ** to end.

SLEEVES

Commencing with 27[29:29:31:33:33] sts work 17 rows in rib as on Back.

Next row: P3[4:4:5:6:6], (mp, p1, mp, p2) 7 times, mp, p to end. 42[44:44:46:48:48] sts.

Change to 6mm needles and place patt:

Row 1 (RS): K7[7:5:5:5:4], p1[2:4:5:6:7], kb, work Row 1 of Panel, kb, p1[2:4:5:6:7], k7[7:5:5:5:4].

Row 2: P7[7:5:5:5:4], k1[2:4:5:6:7], pb, work Row 2 of Panel, pb, k1[2:4:5:6:7], p to end.

Cont with Panel as placed to match Front and Back. At the same time shape Sleeve by inc 1 st at each end of next row, then on every foll 6th[6th:4th:4th:4th:4th] row until there are 48[56:50:50:68:74] sts, then on every foll 8th[8th:6th:6th:6th:5th] row until there are 60[64:68:74:78:82] sts, taking extra sts into st st.

Cont straight until Sleeve meas 46[46:46:47:47:47]cm, (18[18:18:18.5:18.5:18.5]in) from beg, ending after a WS row.

Shape raglan

Rows 1-2: Cast off 4[4:4:5:5:5] sts, work to end. 52[56:60:64:68:72] sts.

Sizes 1, 2 and 3 only

Row 3: K1, skpo, work to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1.

Row 4: K1, p1, work to last 2 sts, p1, k1.

Row 5: K2, work to last 2 sts, k2.

Row 6: As Row 4.

All sizes

50[54:58:64:68:72] sts.

Next row: K1, skpo, work to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1.

Next row: K1, p1, work to last 2 sts, p1, k1.

Rep these 2 rows until 12 sts rem, ending after a RS row.

Next row: K1, p1, (p2tog) 4 times, p1, k1.

8 sts.

Slip sts on a length of yarn and leave.

NECKBAND

Join raglan shapings except right back raglan.

Using 5mm needles and RS facing, k across back neck sts dec 8 sts evenly across, k across 8 sts of Left Sleeve, pick up and k8[9:9:10:10:11] sts evenly down left front neck, k across front neck sts dec 7 sts evenly across, pick up and k8[9:9:10:10:11] sts evenly up right front neck, finally k across 8 sts of Right Sleeve. 67[73:77:79:83:89] sts.

Beg row 2 work 14 rows in k1, p1 rib as on Back.

Cast off loosely in rib.

TO FINISH OFF

Join right back raglan and side edges of Neckband.

Fold Neckband in half to WS and hem in position.

Join side and Sleeve seams.

Design by Pat Menchini

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