BEGINNER’S CHUNKY KNIT RAGLAN SWEATER

Materials: for XS

Striped:

3 skeins color A

1 skein color B (even if doing large size you still might only need 1 skein. I did a version with 103 stitches around and was able to do 20 rows of stripe and still have some left over)

OR

Solid:

4 Skeins

Scissors

Tapestry needle

Several pieces of scrap yarn to test fit and size as you go and to hold arm stitches when working the body

7 regular stitch markers and 1 different stitch marker

Size 15 32” circular needles

Size 15 16” circular needles

OPTIONAL size 13 32” circular needles and size 13 16” circular needles if you want the ribbing to cinch

Skills:

Knit

Purl

Yarn Over

Abbreviations:

XS – Extra Small

S – Small

M – Medium

L – Large

K – Knit

P – Purl

YO – Yarn Over

CO – Cast On

PM – Place Marker

TOG – Together

BO – Bind Off

Pattern:

XS (S, M, L)

Neckline:

CO 47 (49, 51, 53) Stitches with 32″ circulars and use bind off method to join. Place 1 different stitch marker

Rows 1-4: K1 P1 ribbing. (Or 1.5”) *you can use size 13 needles if you want the ribbing to cinch*

Yoke (increases for armholes)

Row 1: K2, PM, YO, K 14 YO, PM, K2, PM, YO, K 5 YO, PM, K2, PM, YO, K 14 YO, PM, K2, PM, YO, K 5 YO.

Row 2: Purl all stitches including YO’s

Row 3: K2, YO after marker is moved to right needle, K to next Marker, YO, K2, YO after marker is moved to right needle, K to next marker, YO, K2, YO after marker is moved to right needle, K to next Marker, YO, K2, YO after marker is moved to right needle

Rows 4-17 (21, 25, 29): Repeat rows 2 & 3.

Row 18 (22, 26, 30): Purl all stitches including YO’s

**End of Yoke/Shoulder Increases**

Divide for Sleeves and Body:

K to first marker, remove marker, K to next marker, remove marker, K1, place next stitch on scrap yarn, remove marker, place stitches from here to next marker on same holder, remove marker, place 1 stitch on same holder, tie scrap yarn in a loop so no stitches fall off, CO or YO 1 onto right needle, K to marker, remove marker, K to next marker, remove marker, K1, place next stitch on scrap yarn, remove marker, place stitches from here to next marker on same holder, remove marker, place 1 stitch on same holder (will have to remove marker that signifies start of round, place 1 stitch on holder and put marker back on left needle), CO or YO 1 onto right needle, tie scrap yarn in a loop so no stitches fall off.

Body:

Row 1 (color B): P1, P2 TOG, P to next CO or YO under other stitches on holder, P the CO/YO, P2 TOG, P to beginning.

Row 2 (color B): K

Row 3 (color B): P

Rows 4-11(color B): repeat rows 2 and 3

Row 12 (color A): K

Row 13 (color A): P

Rows 14-21 (color A): repeat rows 12 and 13

Row 22 (color B): K

Row 23 (color B): P

Rows 24-31(color B): repeat rows 22 and 23

Row 32 (color A): K

Row 33 (color A): P

Rows 34-41 (color A): repeat rows 32 and 33

Row 42 (color A): K

Row 43 (color A): P

Rows 44-51 (color A): repeat rows 42 and 43

Rows 52-56: K1 P1 Ribbing. (Or 1.5”)

BO

Sleeves (make 2) 16″ circulars

Color A

Pick up stitches so that you begin at the top of the shoulder and not the armpit. Also make sure that the right side of the sweater is facing you and not the inside (see video for better description). Also pick up 3 (3, 4, 4) stitches along the armpit (there should be a gap in stitches here).

Row 1: Knit to exact middle stitch (count and divide by 2) also don’t knit the middle stitch. PM, K1, PM, K to beginning.

BELOW WEBSITE IS HOW TO CALCULATE THE SLEEVE!

http://www.getknitting.com/ak_0603mfcalc.aspx

Row 2: Purl to 2 STS before marker, P2TOG, move marker, P1, move marker, P2TOG, purl to beginning

Row 3: Knit

Row 4: Purl

Rows 5-9: repeat rows 3 & 4

Row 10: Purl to 2 STS before marker, P2TOG, move marker, P1, move marker, P2TOG, purl to beginning

Row 11: Knit

Row 12: Purl

Rows 13-17: repeat rows 11 & 12

18: Purl to 2 STS before marker, P2TOG, move marker, P1, move marker, P2TOG, purl to beginning

Row 19: Knit

Row 20: Purl

Rows 21-26: repeat rows 20 & 21

27: Knit to 2 STS before marker, P2TOG, move marker, P1, move marker, P2TOG, purl to beginning

Row 28: Purl

Row 29: Knit

Rows 30-35: repeat rows 28 & 29

36: Purl to 2 STS before marker, P2TOG, move marker, P1, move marker, P2TOG, purl to beginning

Row 37: Knit

Row 38: Purl

Rows 39-44: repeat rows 37 & 38

45: Knit to 2 STS before marker, P2TOG, move marker, P1, move marker, P2TOG, purl to beginning

Row 46: Purl

Row 47: Knit

Rows 48-52: repeat rows 46 & 47

Rows 53-56: *K1 P1* repeat * to * until end of each round.

BO

Weave in ends!

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