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Raglan Sleeve Boat Neck Woman's Sweater Knitting Pattern

Raglan Sleeve Boat Neck Woman's Sweater Knitting Pattern

Raglan sleeves, a boat neck, and interesting strap detail highlight this sweater pattern for women featuring an eyelet stitch pattern.

Sizes:
S (M, L, XL)

Finished Chest Measurements: 36 (40, 44, 48)"

Gauge:
18 sts and 27 rows=4" in Eyelet Branch Stitch Pattern with larger needles

Materials:
Merino 5 by Crystal Palace Yarns
100% machine washable merino wool
110 yards/50 grams
8 (9, 10, 11) #9798 Red Cinnamon
Size 8 US (5 mm) needles
Size 8 US (5 mm) 26" circular needles
Size 7 US (4.5 mm) needles
Stitch markers
Tapestry needle

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Instructions
Eyelet Branch Stitch Pattern (multiple of 9 + 1)
Row 1 (RS): *K6, K2tog, K1, YO; rep from * to last st, end K1.
Row 2 and all even rows: Purl.
Row 3: *K5, K2tog, K1, YO, K1; rep from * to last st, end; K1.
Row 5: *K4, K2tog, K1, YO, K2; rep from * to last st, end K1.
Row 7: *K3, K2tog, K1, YO, K3; rep from * to last st, end K1
Row 9: *K2, K2tog, K1, YO, K4; rep from * to last st, end K1.
Row 11: *K1, SKP, K6, YO; rep from * to last 10 sts K1, SKP, K6, YO, K1.
Row 13: *YO, K1, SKP, K6; rep from * to last st, end K1.
Row 15: *K1, YO, K1, SKP, K5; rep from * to last st, end K1.
Row 17: *K2, YO, K1, SKP, K4; rep from * to last st, end K1.
Row 19: *K3, YO, K1, SKP, K3; rep from * to last st, end K1.
Row 20: Purl

Raglan Sleeve Boat Neck Woman's Sweater Knitting Pattern

Back
With smaller needles, CO 93 (102, 111, 120) sts. K 8 rows.
Change to larger needles. Begin Eyelet Branch Stitch Pattern, working first and last st of every row in St st as a selvedge stitch.
Keeping to pat, dec 1 st at each end every 12 rows 1 time, then every 6 (6, 8, 8) rows 5 times - 81 (90, 99, 108) sts.
Work even until piece meas 9 (9½, 10, 10½)" from beg. Mark beg and end of row.
Begin Raglan Shaping
Dec 1 st at each end of next row, then every 4 rows 6 (5, 4, 2) times, then every other row 11 (15, 19, 24) times - 45 (48, 51, 54) sts.
Work even until armhole measures 7 (7½, 8, 8½)" from markers.
BO.

Front
Work same as Back.

Sleeves (Make 2)
With smaller needles, CO 74 (74, 83. 83) sts. K 8 rows.
Change to larger needles. Begin Eyelet Branch Stitch Pattern, working first and last st of every row in St st as a selvedge stitch.
Keeping to pat, dec 1 st at each end every 6 rows 7 (7, 5, 5) times, then every 4 rows 0 (0, 4, 4) times - 60 (60, 65, 65) sts.
Work even until piece meas 8 (8, 8½, 8½)" from beg. Mark beg and end of row.
Begin Raglan Shaping
Cont to work in pat as est, dec 1 st at each end of next row, then every 4 rows 5 (5, 6, 8) times, then every other row 14 (14, 15, 13) times - 20 (20, 21, 21) sts.
Work even until sleeve cap measures 7½ (8, 8½, 9)" from markers.
BO.

Straps (Make 2)
With smaller needles, CO 7 sts. Work in K1, P1 rib for 6 (6, 6½, 6¾)".
BO.

Finishing
Sew sleeves to front and back.
Neckband
With circular needles and RS facing, begin at left shoulder seam and pick up 40 (42, 44, 46) sts across front, 14 (14, 16, 16) sts across shoulder, 40 (42, 44, 46) sts across back, and 14 (14, 16, 16) sts across shoulder - 108 (112, 120, 124) sts.
Place marker for beg of round. Join. Work K1, P1 rib for 8 rnds. BO in rib.
Sew side and sleeve seams. Sew shoulder straps. Weave in ends on WS.

©Crystal Palace Yarns and used with their permission.

See Abbreviations and the Glossary for help.


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