Raglan Sweater

MATERIALS

11 (12:13) 50g balls of Debbie Bliss merino aran. Pair of 5mm (No 6/US 8) knitting needles. Cable needle.

MEASUREMENTS

To fit

82

87

92

cm

32

34

36

in

Actual bust measurement

88

94

102

cm

34%

37

40

in

Length

61

63

66

cm

24

25

26

in

Sleeve length

43

44

45

cm

17

17/4

17%

18 sts and 24 rows to 10cm/4in square over st st on 5mm (No 6/US 8) needles.

ABBREVIATIONS

C4F = slip next 2 sts onto cable needle, hold at front, k2, k2 from cable needle.

C4B = slip next 2 sts onto cable needle, hold at back, k2, k2 from cable needle. See also page 7.

BACK and FRONT (both alike)

With 5mm (No 6/US 8) needles cast on 84(89:96) sts.

Beg with a k row, work 10 rows in st st.

Beg with a p row, work 11 rows in st st.

Rep last 12 rows once more and the dec row again. 78(83:90) sts.

Beg with a p row, work 15 rows in st st.

Rep last 16 rows once more. 82(87:94) sts.

Beg with a p row, cont in st st until work measures

37(37:38)cm/14l/2(141/2:15)in from beg, ending with a p row.

Shape Raglan Armholes

1st row K3, skpo, C4F, k to last 9 sts, C4B, k2tog, k3.

2nd row P to end.

3rd row K3, skpo, k to last 5 sts, k2tog, k3. 4th row P to end.

Rep last 4 rows until 30(31:32) sts rem, ending with a p row. Beg with a k row, work 12 rows st st. Cast off.

SLEEVES

With 5mm (No 6/US 8) needles cast on 44(47:52) sts.

Beg with a k row, work 10 rows in st st.

Rep last 8 rows until there are 68(73:80) sts.

Cont straight until sleeve measures 43(44:45)cm/17(17/4:173/)in from beg, ending with a p row.

Shape Raglan Top

1st row K3, skpo, C4F, k to last 9 sts, C4B, k2tog, k3.

2nd row P to end.

3rd row K3, skpo, k to last 5 sts, k2tog, k3. 4th row P to end.

Rep last 4 rows until 16(17:18) sts rem, ending with a p row. Beg with a k row, work 12 rows st st. Cast off.

TO MAKE UP

Join raglan seams. Join side and sleeve seams. Press edges flat to prevent rolling.

2nd row P2, * k2, p2; rep from * to end. These 2 rows form rib patt.

Cont in patt until back measures 4(5)cm/11/2(2)in from beg, ending with a wrong-side row.

Change to 4mm (No 8AJS 6) needles and M.

Cont in patt until back measures 40(45)cm/17%)in from beg, ending with a wrong-side row.

Shape Shoulders

Cast off 24(27) sts at beg of next 4 rows. Leave rem 50(54) sts on a holder.

FRONT

Work as given for Back until front measures 35(39)cm/13%(15!/>)in from beg, ending with a wrong-side row. Shape Neck

Next row Patt 58(64), turn and work on these sts for first side of neck.

Dec one st at neck edge on every row until 48(54) sts rem. Work straight until front matches Back to shoulder shaping, ending at armhole edge. Shape Shoulder

Cast off 24(27) sts at beg of next row.

Work 1 row.

Cast off rem 24(27) sts.

With right side facing, slip centre 30(34) sts onto a holder, rejoin yam to rem sts, patt to end. Complete to match first side.

SLEEVES

With 3/4mm (No 10/US 3) needles and C, cast on 66(70) sts. Work 4(5)cm/1 V2[2)in in rib as given for Back, ending with a wrong-side row.

Change to 4mm (No 8/US 6) needles and M.

Cont in patt, inc one st at each end of every alt row until there are

96(84) sts, then on every foil 3rd row until there are 108(116) sts.

Cont straight until sleeve measures 25(31 )cm/10(12%)in from beg, ending with a wrong-side row.

Cast off.

NECKBAND

Join right shoulder.

With 31/4mm (No 10/US 3) needles and M and with right side facing, pick up and k18 sts down left side of front neck, rib across sts on front neck holder, pick up and k16(20) sts up right side of front neck, then rib back neck sts. 114(126) sts. Cont in rib across all sts for 12cm/43/in. Cast off loosely in rib.

TO MAKE UP

Join left shoulder seam and neckband, reversing seam on last 6cm/2/4in. Sew on sleeves, placing centre of sleeves to shoulder seam. Join side and sleeve seams.

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