"This sweater was inspired by a very popular and very loved pattern called Flax by Tin Can Knits. I’ve adored this classic and timeless raglan for a long time but have never knit it for myself because I prefer to wear my sweaters more boxy. Although this sweater is very customizable I wanted the body of my Raglan loose fitting with a slimmer fitting sleeve and a wider neckline. Enter the Reagle Raglan! This is my ideal Raglan. Because I love the Flax sweater so much, I decided to insert an optional Garter panel on the sleeves. But to show that this pattern is also about a great fitting Raglan I also knit it without a Garter panel and then turned it inside out to have the Reverse Stockinette the right side. Either way this sweater is sure to be one I will reach for again and again!" - Andrea
Samples shown in:
- Main Fabric: 4.5mm (US#7)–Circulars of at least 22” (56cm) & DPNs (or size needed to obtain gauge).
- Ribbing: 4mm (US#6)–Circulars of at least 22” (56cm) & DPNs.
GAUGE 21sts and 27 rows = 4 inches; 10 cm on Stockinette stitch.
SIZES – FINISHED BUST 36 (38, 40, 42, 44, 46, 49, 52, 55, 57) in
This Raglan is knit seamless top down starting with the collar and meant to be worn with 2 – 4 inches of positive ease. You can choose to knit the Garter panel on the sleeve, or leave it out. The Short Row Method used for this raglan was the Japanese Short Row Method. You can view a tutorial HERE. To knit the “inside out” version, simply knit in Stockinette Stitch as you normally would with the exception of the ends being on the side facing you. Then turn the sweater to the Reverse side!
This pattern is offered as a PDF document. You must add the pattern to your cart, follow the steps to check out & a link to download the pattern will be emailed to you ♥
2020-01-21 : INSTRUCTIONS/COLLAR
Using smaller needles, CO 112 (112, 116, 120, 124, 124, 128, 132, 136,
140) sts using the Long Tail Cast On, place a BOR marker (which will
be the centre back) and join to work in the rnd.
2020-07-13 : RAGLAN INCREASES
Repeat Rnds 1 and 2 – 13 (16, 18, 20, 22, 24, 25, 28, 32, 34) more times.
There are 272 (296, 316, 336, 356, 372, 400, 428, 464, 484) sts in total; 76 (82, 88, 92, 98, 102, 108, 116, 124, 130) sts for the front/back, 56 (62, 66, 72, 76, 80, 88, 94, 104, 108) sts for each sleeve and 8sts in total for the Raglan seams.
While I haven’t used this pattern yet, the instructions look wonderful. I prefer a knit from the top down ever since trying one 15+ years ago.
Moving along slowly but surely. Pattern is well written. I could do a better job of reading it! And paying attention to what I’m doing! About ready to divide for the body. I know I’m going to love the sweater.
This was one of my first sweaters and one I wear regularly. It's a flattering shape and the directions were well written. Thank you!
Excited to knit this
The pattern for Reagle Raglan arrived so quickly and now can't wait to get started. Love the streamlined look and intend to knit it inside out making the reverse stocking stitch the outside.