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Short-Sleeved Raglan Top

 

Azalea Top-Down Lace Sweater

Short-Sleeved Raglan Top With Yoke - Free Knitting Pattern

 

 

Pink Top-Down Lace Sweater Short-Sleeved - Free Knitting Pattern

 

A cotton raglan sweater knitted in one piece from the top down in the round. Lace trims on the sleeves and neckline as well as the lace body give this garment an elegant look. 

 

Knit Cotton Summer Top - Raglan Lace Sweater Short-Sleeved 

SIZE

Women's S [M, L, XL]

 

Level of skills: intermediate

Stitches: knit, purl, yarn over, k2tog, p2tog, kfb, lifted increases

 

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS

Chest: 32 [36, 40, 44]'' /81 [91.5, 101.5, 112] cm

Length (center front/back): 20 [21, 21.5, 22.5]'' /51 [53, 55, 57] cm

Armhole depth: 6.5 [7.5, 8, 9] '' /16.5 [19, 20, 23] cm

 

YARN

DK weight cotton yarn 137 yds/125m, 1.76oz/50g per skein:

5 [6, 7, 8] skeins

Total: 685 [822, 959,1096] yds /625 [750, 875,1000] m

 

RECOMMENDED NEEDLES

24-29" US #7 (4.5 mm) circular needle for main knitting

24-29" US #5 or 6 (3.75-4 mm) circular needle for edging

Optional US #5 or 6 (3.75-4 mm) straight needles for neckline edging

Optional US #5 or 6 (3.75-4 mm) dp needles for sleeve edging

 

NOTIONS

Stitch markers (5 pcs)

Waste yarn to hold sleeve stitches (2 strands 25'' /60 cm each)

Button

Yarn needle

 

GAUGE

20 sts/26-28 rows = 4''/10 cm in stockinette stitch on US #7 (4.5 mm) needle

 

ABBREVIATIONS

k: knit

p: purl

yo: yarn over

st(s): stitch(es)

inc(s): increase(s)

rs: right side

ws: wrong side

k2tog: knit 2 stitches together

p2tog: purl 2 stitches together

kfb: knit 1 stitch in front and 1 stitch in back of same stitch (simple increase to add 1 st)

m: marker

pm: place marker

rep: repeat

beg: beginning

Rli: knit right lifted increase

Lli: knit left lifted increase 

 TUTORIAL

 

YOKE

 

Yoke starts with 9 rows, then continues in the round.

Using smaller size needle, cast on 80 [80, 88, 88] sts and work rows:

Set-up row: k.

Row 1 (rs): k2, *yo, k2tog, rep from *, end k1.

Row 2 (ws): k.

Row 3: k across making 8 simple incs distributed evenly: k5 [5, 7, 7], kfb, (k9, kfb) 7 times, k to end of row.

Row 4: p.

Row 5: k across making 8 simple incs distributed evenly: k6 [6, 8, 8], kfb, (k10, kfb) 7 times, k to end of row.

Row 6: k.

Row 7: k2, *yo, k2tog, rep from * making 8 yarn-over incs (yo, k1 instead of k2tog) distributed evenly on row, end k1.

Row 8: k.

Stitch count: 104 [104 , 112, 112] sts.

Change to bigger size circular needle on next row.

Row 9: k18 [18, 20, 20], pm, k16, pm, k36 [36, 40, 40], pm, k16, pm, k18 [18, 20, 20].

Place m and join to work in the round.

Round 1: (k to 1 st to m, Rli, k1, sm, k1, Lli) 4 times, k to end.

Round 2: k.

Round 3: (k to 1 st to m, yo, k1, sm, k1, yo) 4 times, k to end.

Round 4: k.

Round 5: (k to 2 sts to m, yo, k2, sm, k2, yo) 4 times, k to end.

Round 6: k.

Rep rounds (3-6) 7 [9, 10, 12] more times.

Next 3 rounds: rep rounds 1, 2, 1.

 

Next step is dividing for the body and sleeves and joining the back and front on same round.

 

 

DIVIDING FOR BODY AND SLEEVES

Joining Back and Front

 

Next round: *knit to m, remove m, place sleeve sts (between removed m and next m) to waste yarn with yarn needle, remove m, cast on 6 [8, 10, 12] sts (for underarm) using backwards loop method**, rep once more from * to **, knit to end of round.

 

Backwards loop cast onBackwards loop cast on

 

After the back and front are joined, the round counts 160 [180, 200, 220] sts.

 

 

BODY 

 

Every body section has separate round count.

 

Middle Body

 

K next 3''/7.5 cm in the round. Move m for beg of rounds to either center underarm.

On last round of this section, place markers 10 [15, 10, 15] sts before and after each center underarm.

Stitch distribution is 20 [30, 20, 30] sts below each underarm and 60 [60, 80, 80] sts at front/back.

 

Lower Body

 

Continue lower body to hem in following manner:

Work 20 [30, 20, 30] sts below each underarm in stockinette stitch: k.

At the same time, work 60 [60, 80, 80] sts between markers at front and back (lace panels) in following stitch:

Lace Panel

Round 1: *k1, yo, k7, (p2tog) twice, k7, yo, k1, rep from * to m.

Round 2 and following even rounds: k.

Round 3: *k2, yo, k6, (p2tog) twice, k6, yo, k2, rep from * to m.

Round 5: *k3, yo, k5, (p2tog) twice, k5, yo, k3, rep from * to m.

Round 7: *k4, yo, k4, (p2tog) twice, k4, yo, k4, rep from * to m.

Round 9: *k5, yo, k3, (p2tog) twice, k3, yo, k5, rep from * to m.

Round 11: *k6, yo, k2, (p2tog) twice, k2, yo, k6, rep from * to m.

Round 13: *k7, yo, k1, (p2tog) twice, k1, yo, k7, rep from * to m.

Rep rounds (1-6) 5 times.

Next 14 rounds of lace panel:

Round 1: *k7, yo, k1, (p2tog) twice, k1, yo, k7, rep from * to m.

Round 2 and following even rounds: k.

Round 3: as round 1.

Round 5: *k6, yo, k2, (p2tog) twice, k2, yo, k6, rep from * to m.

Round 7: *k5, yo, k3, (p2tog) twice, k3, yo, k5, rep from * to m.

Round 9: *k4, yo, k4, (p2tog) twice, k4, yo, k4, rep from * to m.

Round 11: *k3, yo, k5, (p2tog) twice, k5, yo, k3, rep from * to m.

Round 13: *k2, yo, k6, (p2tog) twice, k6, yo, k2, rep from * to m.

 

Change to smaller size needle and work hem (5 last rounds):

Round 1: p across entire round.

Round 2: slip 1 st purl-wise with yarn in back (for jogless garter stitch), k sections below underarms and work following pattern between markers at front and back:

*k1, (yo, k1) 3 times, (k2tog) 6 times, k1, (yo, k1) 3 times, rep from * to m.

Round 3: p across entire round.

Round 4: as round 2.

Round 5: k1, p across entire round, p1 as if for following round (for jogless garter stitch), then start binding off.

Bind off sts p knit-wise through back loop.

 

SLEEVES (identical)

 

Place sleeve sts to smaller size circular needle or 2-3 dp needles (do not pick up underarm sts) and work rows:

 

For sizes S and M (start on ws):

Row 0 (ws): k, k2tog, k to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1.

Row 1 (rs): *yo, k2tog, rep from *, end k1.

Row 2 (ws): k.

Row 3 (rs): k.

Row 4 : p.

Row 5: k.

Row 6 : k.

Row 7: *yo, k2tog, rep from *, end k1.

Row 8: k.

Bind off sts knit-wise through back loop tightly enough on rs.

 

For sizes L and XL (start on rs):

Work 5 rows in stockinette stitch: k on rs and p on ws.

Row 6 (ws): k, k2tog, k to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1.

Row 7 (rs): *yo, k2tog, rep from *, end k1.

Row 8 (ws): k.

Row 9 (rs): k.

Row 10 : p.

Row 11: k.

Row 12 : k.

Row 13: *yo, k2tog, rep from *, end k1.

Row 14: k.

Bind off sts knit-wise through back loop tightly enough on rs.

 

 

FINISHING

 

Wet block the top.

Sew the sleeve seams, joining them partly to the respective underarm edges and partly to each other.

Sew a button on the neckline.

 

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