Techniques used

  • Cast on stitches
  • Cast off stitches
  • Knit flat and in the round
  • Purl flat and in the round
  • Stitch increases
  • Stitch decreases
  • Buttonholes
  • German short rows


Good Old Raglan Cardigan - English

30,00 DKK

Good Old Raglan Cardigan is knit from the top and down, as a single piece that incorporates a buttonhole- and button-band. The neck opening is shaped with short rows, and the armholes are shaped with raglan increases. Once the armholes have been shaped, stitches are removed and set aside for the sleeves to be knit later. The body is then completed in stocking stitch with a ribbed edge. The sleeves are then knit in the round and finished with a ribbed edge.

Sizes

0-3 (3-6) 6-9 (9-12) months 1-2 (2-3) 3-4 (5-6) 7-8 (9-10) years

Finished Measurements

Chest circumference: approx. 47 (49) 53 (58) 62 (64) 67 (73) 78 (80) cm [18.5 (19.25) 20.75 (22.75) 24.5 (25.25) 26.5 (28.75) 30.75 (31.5) inches]

Length from mid-front to waist edge: approx. 23 (25) 28 (31) 33 (37) 39 (43) 44 (49) cm [9 (9.75) 11 (12.25) 13 (14.5) 15.25 (17) 17.25 (19.25) inches]

Inside sleeve length: approx. 14 (15) 17 (19) 20 (24) 27 (30) 33 (37) cm [5.5 (6) 6.75 (7.5) 7.75 (9.5) 10.75 (11.75) 13 (14.5) inches]

Gauge

22 stitches x 30 rows = 10 x 10 cm [4 x 4 inches] (in stocking stitch on a 4.00 mm [US6] needle).

Suggested needle size

4.00 mm [US6] circular needle for the body, 4.00 mm [US6] circular needle or double-pointed needles for sleeves, 3.50 mm [US4] circular needle and/or double-pointed needles for ribbed edges. Make a swatch before you start knitting to ensure that your gauge is correct. Depending on how you knit, you may need to go up or down half a needle size to meet the gauge. Gauge in the suggested yarn is measured after washing and blocking of a swatch.

Materials

Estimated yarn usage: 100 (100) 100-150 (100-150) 100-150 (100-150) 100-150 (150-200) 150-200 (150-200) g Stylecraft Lullaby Print (DK, 50 g = 135 m [147 yds])

Additional: stitch markers, 5 (5) 6 (6) 7 (7) 8 (8) 9 (10) buttons (ø = 15 mm).

Note: the pattern contains instructions for 6-stitch buttonhole and buttonhole patterns while the prototype shown contains 4-stitch bands. The wider bands reduce curling.