Simple, understated, effortless. A raglan is all of these things and more! Best of all for beginners, a raglan is one of the easiest sweaters to knit. It might not look that way, but the raglan is the perfect first sweater project! Knit entirely in one piece (which means no seaming), you’ll be able to try on the Everyday Raglan as it’s being knit up. How cool is that?
Is the Everyday Raglan right for you? You’ll need to be familiar with these six techniques before getting started: knitting, purling, casting on, knitting on double pointed needles, knitting on circular needles, and casting off. Not sure how to do them? Check out Learn to Knit and Knit with Double Pointed Needles. Then come back when you’re ready!
The Everyday Raglan pattern includes a 4-part video tutorial that walks you through the entire knitting process, from cast on to cast off. Clocking in at a little over two hours, these comprehensive video tutorials cover everything from knitting a gauge swatch in the round, increasing the neckline, charting decreases, picking up neckline stitches, and, oh so much more!
If you haven’t picked up your pattern, head to the shop and grab the pattern. Then find the password on the first page of your pattern, and enter it below to watch the video tutorials.
Watch a preview of the video tutorial on how to block your raglan sweater:
- Finished Measurements:
33 (35, 40, 44, 48, 51, 55) inches 84 (89, 102, 112, 122, 130, 140) cm bust circumference
- 3” of positive ease in the bust and 2” of positive ease in the sleeves
- Model wears a size Small
Yarn & Gauge:
- 2 (2, 2, 3, 3, 3, 3) skeins of Cascade Yarns Ecological Wool (478 yds/437m per 250g/8.82 oz skein) in color Ecru
- Gauge 16sts/24 rows = 4”/10cm in stockinette stitch
- US 10 (6mm) 32”/81cm circular needle
- Set of US 10 (6mm) double-pointed needles
- US 8 (5mm) 32”/81cm circular needle (optional but recommended for ribbing)
- Set of US 8 (5mm) double-pointed needles (optional but recommended for ribbing)
- 6 stitch markers
- Scrap yarn
- Tapestry needle
- Note: Use a needle size that gives you the gauge listed below – every knitter’s gauge is unique!
To watch the video tutorial, enter the password below (found on the first page of the pattern). Don’t have a password? head to the shop, pick up the pattern and join the fun!
Ready to cast on? Grab your secret password and enter it below!