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Free Knitting Pattern: Raglan Sleeve Pullover

Lion Brand® Wool-Ease® Thick & Quick®
Pattern #: 1201
Rating: ***3.0 (based on 3 reviews)
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SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)

SIZE: Small, Medium, Large, 1X, 2X

Finished chest 42 (46, 50, 54, 58)inches Length 21 (22, 23, 24, 25)inches

Note: Pattern is written for smallest size with changes for larger sizes in parentheses. When only one number is given, it applies to all sizes. To follow pattern more easily, circle all numbers pertaining to your size before beginning.

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Don’t worry, we won’t tell anyone how easy this pullover is to knit. With mock cables, and simple twisted stitches, this super-chunky sweater is an easy project with impressive results!

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Raglan Sleeve Pullover

Lion Brand® Wool-Ease® Thick & Quick®


8 sts and 12 rows = 4" (10 cm) over St st with larger needles. BE SURE TO CHECK YOUR GAUGE.

When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. The needle or hook size called for in the pattern is based on what the designer used, but it is not unusual for gauge to vary from person to person. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make your swatch, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles.

Making a Gauge Swatch


RT (Right Twist)
Row 1 (RS): K2tog and leave on left needle, then with right needle, go between the 2 sts and k the first st again. Pass both sts together to right needle.
Row 2 (WS):Purl.

LT (Left Twist)
Row 1 (RS): Knit 2nd st on left needle through the back loop and leave on left needle. Then knit both the 1st and 2nd sts together through the back loop. Pass both sts together to right needle.
Row 2:Purl.

ssk (slip, slip, knit):Slip the next 2 sts as if to knit, one at a time, to the right needle, insert the left needle into the fronts of these 2 sts and k them tog.
St st (stockinette stitch): K on RS, p on WS.


Decreases should slant with the raglan slope. Left-slanting dec on RS = ssk. Right-slanting dec on RS = k2tog.


Using smaller needles, cast on 44 (48, 52, 56, 60) sts. Work in k1, p1 rib for 2", ending with a RS row. With WS facing, change to larger needles and k 1 row. Work in St st until piece measures 11 (111/2, 12, 121/2, 13)" from beg (or desired length to underarm).
Raglan Shaping: Bind off 2 (2, 3, 3, 4 ) sts at the beg of next 2 rows.
Next row (RS): K 1, RT, k to last 3 sts, LT, k 1.
Next row and all WS rows: Purl.
Next row (1st dec row): K 1, RT, ssk, knit to last 5 sts, k2tog, LT, k 1. Work 3 rows in pattern, making LT and RT on every RS row.
Next Row: Repeat dec row. Maintaining twist pat, repeat dec row every 4th row 2 (2, 2, 0, 0) more times; then every other row 7 (8, 9, 13, 14) times. Bind off rem 18 (20, 20, 20, 20) sts.


Work as for back, including all raglan shaping and twists, and at the same time, when piece measures 3 (3, 3, 3, 3, 31/2)" less than back.
Begin Neck Shaping: Work to center 4 sts, place these center sts on holder; attach another ball of yarn and work to end. Working both sides at once, dec 1 st at each neck edge every other row 2 (3, 3, 3, 3) times. Cont raglan decs as for back. Bind off last 5 sts.


With smaller needles, cast on 20 (22, 22, 22, 26) sts. Work in k1, p1 rib for 2", ending with a RS row. Change to larger needle and k1 row, increasing 1 st on row. Work in St st and inc 1 st each side every 4 rows 0 (0, 1, 10, 10) times; then every 6 rows 5 (4, 7, 0, 0) times and every 8rows 1 (2, 0, 0, 0) times - 33 (35, 39, 43, 47) sts.
Shape cap When sleeve measures 171/2 (171/2, 18, 171/2, 17)"(or desired length to underarm), bind off 2 (2, 3, 3, 4 ) sts at beg of next 2 rows. Begin twist pattern and work raglan decreases at same rate as for back. Bind off remaining 7 sts.


Sew raglan, side and sleeve seams.
Neck: With smaller 16" circular needle or DPN’s, pick up 16 (18, 18, 18, 18) sts across back neck, 5 sts from sleeve cap, 8 (10, 10, 10, 10) from left neck, 4 from holder, 8 (10, 10, 10, 10 ) from right front neck and 5 from sleeve cap - 46 (52, 52, 52, 52) sts. Purl 1 rnd, then work in k1, p1 rib for 21/2" or desired length. Bind off loosely in purl.

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beg = begin(s)(ning) cont = continu(e)(s)(ing)
dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing) dpn(s) = double pointed needle(s)
inc = increas(e)(s)(ing) k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together p = purl
rem = remain(s)(ing) rnd(s) = round(s)
RS = right side st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together WS = wrong side

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Pattern Average Rating: ***3.0 (based on 3 reviews)
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Raglan Sleeve Pullover Reviewed by Sandy Smith on 2010-02-06 *
I was very excited to make this sweater. It looked simple and it was to make, however the fit is something else. I made a medium. I had checked my gauge and the sweater's sleeves are very long and the neck is huge! I was very disappointed in the fit. I'm thinking of tearing it all out and trying the small size instead. If that doesn't work I wouldn't suggest making this sweater. I'm usually a size 10/12. I shouldn't have had this problem.

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