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!). And if you need help, I'm just an email away. I had such an incredible time designing and working up my own, and I sincerely hope you will too!
Pattern Type: Knitting
Level: Intermediate (beginners welcome!)
Written in English and US terms for 9 sizes, ranging from 33-64"/84-162.5cm finished bust
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.
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.
Sample made using Anzula Luxury Fibers Storm on Nebula (86% Superwash Merino, 14% Stellina). Feel free to substitute your favorite fingering weight yarn, but always be sure to check your gauge. Use one solid color, speckled, color block, or even fade - whatever your heart desires! I cannot wait to see what colors you use.
Please Note: This is a digital (PDF) file, NOT a finished, physical product or supply. No refunds will be given on digital products due to their nature. You will receive a link to your digital file within 24 hours. If you do not receive the pattern file, please contact me and we'll get it straightened out.
Printing a physical copy for yourself? Be sure to select the 'Scale to Fit/Print Entire Image' option in your printer settings. And in this case, don't print all 9 increase charts!
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