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Home : Patterns : Cropped Raglan Sweater
 

Free Knitting Pattern
Cropped Raglan Sweater

Lion Brand® Lion® Organic Cotton
Pattern #: 70111

SKILL LEVEL:  Intermediate (Level 3)

SIZE: Small, Medium, Large, 1X, 2X
Finished Chest 35 (38, 41, 44, 48) in. (89 (96.5, 104, 112, 122) cm)
Finished Length
14 (15½, 17½, 19, 20½) in. (35.5 (39.5, 44.5, 48.5, 52) cm)
Note: Pattern is written for smallest size with changes for larger sizes in parentheses. When only one number is given, it applies to all sizes. To follow pattern more easily, circle all numbers pertaining to your size before beginning.

CORRECTIONS: None

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*Lion® Organic Cotton (Article \#680). 100% Organic Cotton; package size: 1.75oz/50.00 gr. (82yds/75m) pull skeins

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•  680-003 Lion Organic Cotton Yarn: Bark balls $ 38.94 (7, 9, 11, 13) 
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Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6) $ 3.59  
Additional Materials
  1. Circular knitting needle size 7 (4.5 mm), 29 in. (74 cm)
  2. Circular knitting needle size 8 (5 mm), 29 in. (74 cm)
 
  

GAUGE: 18 sts + 24 rows = 4 in. (10 cm) in St st (k on RS, p on WS) with larger needle. When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. The needle or hook size called for in the pattern is based on what the designer used, but it is not unusual for gauge to vary from person to person. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make your swatch, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles.

Making a Gauge Swatch

STITCH EXPLANATION:

PATTERN STITCH

K2, p2 Rib
Row 1: *
K2, p2; rep from *, ending k2.
Row 2: K the knit sts and p the purl sts.
Repeat Row 2 for k2, p2 Rib

NOTES:

Cardigan is worked back and forth on a circular needle in one piece from the neck down.

BODY
With smaller needle, cast on 86 (90, 98, 102, 106) sts, Work in k2, p2 Rib for 2 in. (5 cm), inc 2 (4, 2, 4, 6) sts evenly spaced on last WS row – 88 (94, 100, 106, 112) sts. Change to larger needle.

Shape Body
Row 1 (RS):
K 14 (15, 16, 17, 18), yo, k 1, place marker for right front, yo, k 14 (15, 16, 17, 18), yo, k 1, place marker for sleeve, yo, k 28 (30, 32, 34, 36), yo, k 1, place marker for back, yo, k 14 (15, 16, 17, 18), yo, k 1, place marker for sleeve, yo, k 14 (15, 16, 17, 18) for left front – 96 (102, 108, 114, 120) sts.
Row 2 and all WS rows: Purl.
Row 3: K 15 (16, 17, 18, 19), yo, k 1, yo, k 16 (17, 18, 19, 20), yo, k 1, yo, k 30 (32, 34, 36, 38), yo, k 1, yo, k 16 (17, 18, 19, 20), yo, k 1, yo, k 15 (16, 17, 18, 19) – 104 (110, 116, 122, 128) sts.
Row 5: K 16 (17, 18, 19, 20), yo, k 1, yo, k 18 (19, 20, 21, 22), yo, k 1, yo, k 32 (34, 36, 38, 40), yo, k 1, yo, k 18 (19, 20, 21, 22), yo, k 1, yo, k 16 (17, 18, 19, 20) – 112 (118, 124, 130, 136) sts.

Continue in St st, working yo before and after marked k 1 st as established on every RS row for a total of 24 (26, 28, 30, 32) times – 280 (302, 324, 346, 368) sts.

Divide For Body
Next Row (RS):
K 37 (40, 43, 46, 49) sts for right front, bind off next 3 sts (the yo, k1, yo), k 60 (65, 70, 75, 80) sts for sleeve and slip sts to stitch holder, bind off next 3 sts (the yo, k1, yo), k 74 (80, 86, 92, 98) sts for back, bind off next 3 sts (the yo, k1, yo), k 60 (65, 70, 75, 80) sts for sleeve and slip sts to stitch holder, bind off next 3 sts (the yo, k1, yo), k 37 (40, 43, 46, 49) sts for left front.

Next Row (WS): Purl across all sts on needle, joining left front, back and right front sections – 148 (160, 172, 184, 196) sts.

Work in St st until piece measures 3 1/2 (4 1/2, 5 1/2, 6 1/2, 7 1/2) in. (9 (11.5, 14, 16.5, 19) cm) from under arm, ending with a WS row, dec 2 sts evenly spaced on last row. Change to smaller needles and work in k2, p2 Rib for 2 1/2 in. (6.5 cm). Bind off.

Sleeve (make 2)

Slip 60 (65, 70, 75, 80) sts from stitch holder to smaller needle. Work in k2, p2 Rib, dec 2 (3, 0, 1, 2) sts evenly spaced across first row – 58 (62, 70, 74, 78) sts. Work in k2, p2 Rib for 8 (10, 10, 12, 12) rows. Bind off.

FINISHING

Sew sleeve and underarm seams.

Front bands

From RS, with smaller needle, pick up and k 78 (86, 94, 106, 114) sts along front edge. Work in k2, p2 Rib for 8 (10, 10, 12, 12) rows. Bind off. Rep on opposite front edge.


 

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
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beg = begin(s)(ning) dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
inc = increas(e)(s)(ing) k = knit
p = purl RS = right side
st(s) = stitch(es) WS = wrong side
yo = yarn over  


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Pattern Average Rating: **** (based on 25 reviews)
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Cropped Raglan Sweater Reviewed by Bettina martinez on 2013-09-27 *****
I like this pattern very much, I have just began to knitt it.

BETTINA
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