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 from the top-down 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:
- casting on
- knitting with double pointed needles
- knitting with circular needles
- casting off
Not sure how to do these techniques?
- Finished Measurements: 33 (35, 40, 44, 48, 51, 55) inches and 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 (35″ bust circumference)
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 in the round
Needles & Notions:
- US 10 (6mm) 32”/80cm circular needle
- Set of US 10 (6mm) double-pointed needles
- US 8 (5mm) 32”/80cm 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!
The Everyday Raglan pattern includes a three-page PDF pattern and access to a four-part video tutorial that walks you through the entire knitting process, from cast on to cast off.
If you’re nervous you won’t understanding the pattern, the videos will hold your hand through the whole knitting process!
Clocking in at a little over two hours, these comprehensive video tutorials cover:
- choosing a size
- knitting a gauge swatch
- creating a neckline
- charting decreases to keep knitting organised
- knitting the body and sleeves
- preventing holes at the underarm join
- picking up neckline stitches
- blocking for a perfect fit
- and more!
Watch a preview of the video tutorial on how to block your raglan sweater:
Accessing the Video Tutorials
After purchasing the pattern, look to the first page of the pattern PDF. It will include a link to a super secret page where all the video tutorials are available to be streamed.
FOR OLDER CUSTOMERS: If you purchased this pattern before June 18, 2019, your PDF pattern will include a password to access the video tutorials. Hold onto this password. In order to view the video tutorials now, use this link structure in your browser: https://sheepandstitch.com/patternpassword to access the video tutorials. For example, if the password is “cutie”, then enter https://sheepandstitch.com/cutie. New customers will not be affected by this change.
If you needle help, just email me at davina [at] sheepandstitch.com. This is part of an overhaul to the video viewing experience. I appreciate your patience!
Buy the Pattern
Don’t have the pattern? Buy the pattern right here and join the fun!
You’ll be purchasing a PDF file of the knitting pattern, which gives you access to the video tutorials.
Once you complete the purchase, you’ll be given access to download the PDF pattern. The pattern will also be sent to the email you provide during check out.
The first page of the pattern includes a secret link where you’ll be able to view the video tutorials.