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Free Knitting Pattern: Raglan Sleeve Topper

Lion Brand« Fishermen's Wool®
Pattern #: L10258
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SKILL LEVEL:  Easy + (Level 3)

SIZE: Adult (Multiple Sizes)
S/M (L/1X, 2X/3X)
Finished Bust 40 (48, 56) in. (101.5 (122, 142) cm), not including front bands
Finished Length 26 (26 1/2, 27) in. (66 (67.5, 68.5) cm), not including collar

CORRECTIONS: None
 

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Fishermen's Wool®

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Natural Oatmeal Brown Heather Nature's Brown Oak Tweed Maple Tweed Birch Tweed

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•  150-098 Fishermen's Wool Yarn: Natural
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Boye Aluminum Circular Knitting Needles 36 inches Size 09   $  
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Raglan Sleeve Topper

Lion Brand« Fishermen's Wool®

GAUGE:

21 sts + 26 rows = 4 in. (10 cm) in Seed Rib pattern.

STITCH EXPLANATION:

PATTERN STITCHES
Seed Rib (over an odd number of sts)
Row 1 (RS):
K1, *p1, k1; rep from * to end of row.
Row 2: Purl.
Rep Rows 1 and 2 for Seed Rib pattern.

K2, p2 Rib (multiple of 4 sts + 2)
Row 1:
K2, *p2, k2; rep from * to end of row.
Row 2: K the knit sts and p the purl sts.
Rep Row 2 for K2, p2 Rib.

NOTES:

1. Topper is worked in 5 pieces; Back, Left Front, Right Front, and 2 Sleeves.
2. All pieces are worked from the lower edge up to the neck edge.
3. Raglan armholes are shaped on each piece by working decreases.
4. After raglan seams are sewn, collar is worked from stitches picked up around neck edge.
5. Topper was designed without buttons. If you would like to close the Topper at center front, we suggest a shawl pin.
6. Circular needle is used to accommodate the large number of sts on the Back and on the front bands. Work back and forth on circular needle as if working on straight needles.
7. When you see 'work even' in the instructions, this means to continue on in the pattern st you have established without changing the st count by increasing, decreasing, or binding off.

BACK
Cast on 122 (146, 174) sts.
Work in K2, p2 Rib until piece measures 4 in. (10 cm) from beg.
Next (Decrease) Row: K2, p2, k2tog, *p2, k2tog, p2, k2, p2tog, k2, (p2, k2tog) 2 times, p2, k2; rep from * 3 (4, 6) more times, p the purl sts and k the knit sts to end of row - 105 (125, 145) sts at the end of this row.
Work even in Seed Rib pattern until piece measures 6 in. (15 cm) from beg, end with a WS row. Note: End with a WS row means that the last row you work should be a WS row, and the next row that you are ready to work will be a RS row.
Shape Raglan Armholes
Note:
The number of rows worked between raglan decrease rows varies.
Be sure to keep count of your rows to maintain the correct rate of decreasing.
Decrease Row (RS): (K1, p1) twice, k3tog, p1, *k1, p1; rep from * to last 7 sts, k3tog, (p1, k1) twice - 101 (121, 141) sts at the end of this row.
Work even in Seed Rib pattern for 7 (5, 5) rows.
Rep Decrease Row - 97 (117, 137) sts at the end of this row.
Rep last 8 (6, 6) rows 10 (18, 10) more times - 57 (45, 97) sts rem.
Work even in Seed Rib pattern for 5 (3, 3) rows.
Rep Decrease Row - 53 (41, 93) sts at the end of this row.
Rep last 6 (4, 4) rows 5 (2, 15) more times - 33 sts rem.
Work even in Seed Rib pattern for 6 rows.
Bind off.

LEFT FRONT
Cast on 62 (78, 90) sts.
Work in K2, p2 Rib until piece measures 4 in. (10 cm) from beg.
Next (Decrease) Row: K2, *p2tog, k2, p2, k2tog, p2, k2; rep from * 2 (5, 5) more times, p2tog, p the purl sts and k the knit sts to end of row - 55 (65, 77) sts at the end of this row.
Work even in Seed Rib pattern until piece measures 6 in. (15 cm) from beg, end with a WS row.
Shape Raglan Armhole
Decrease Row (RS):
(K1, p1) twice, k3tog, *p1, k1; rep from * to end of row - 53 (63, 75) sts at the end of this row.
Work even in Seed Rib pattern for 7 (5, 5) rows.
Rep Decrease Row - 51 (61, 73) sts at the end of this row.
Rep last 8 (6, 6) rows 10 (18, 10) more times - 31 (25, 53) sts rem.
Work even in Seed Rib pattern for 5 (3, 3) rows.
Rep Decrease Row - 29 (23, 51) sts at the end of this row.
Rep last 6 (4, 4) rows 5 (2, 15) more times - 19 (19, 21) sts rem.
Work even in Seed Rib pattern for 6 rows.
Bind off.

RIGHT FRONT
Cast on 62 (78, 90) sts.
Work in K2, p2 Rib until piece measures 4 in. (10 cm) from beg.
Next (Decrease) Row: K2, *p2tog, k2, p2, k2tog, p2, k2; rep from * 2 (5, 5) more times, p2tog, p the purl sts and k the knit sts to end of row - 55 (65, 77) sts at the end of this row.
Work even in Seed Rib pattern until piece measures 6 in. (15 cm) from beg, end with a WS row.
Shape Raglan Armhole
Decrease Row (RS):
*K1, p1; rep from * to last 7 sts, k3tog, (p1, k1) twice - 53 (63, 75) sts at the end of this row.
Work even in Seed Rib pattern for 7 (5, 5) rows.
Rep Decrease Row - 51 (61, 73) sts at the end of this row.
Rep last 8 (6, 6) rows 10 (18, 10) more times - 31 (25, 53) sts rem.
Work even in Seed Rib pattern for 5 (3, 3) rows.
Rep Decrease Row - 29 (23, 51) sts at the end of this row.
Rep last 6 (4, 4) rows 5 (2, 15) more times - 19 (19, 21) sts rem.
Work even in Seed Rib pattern for 6 rows.
Bind off.

SLEEVE (make 2)
Cast on 110 (130, 150) sts.
Work in K2, p2 Rib until piece measures 3 in. (7.5 cm) from beg.
Next (Decrease) Row: (K2, p2) twice, k2tog, *(p2, k2) 1 (1, 2) times, p2tog, k2, p2, k2tog; rep from * 7 more times, p the purl sts and k the knit sts to end of row - 93 (113, 133) sts at the end of this row.
Work even in Seed Rib pattern until piece measures 4 in. (10 cm) from beg, end with a WS row.
Shape Raglan Armholes
Decrease Row (RS):
(K1, p1) twice, k3tog, p1, *k1, p1; rep from * to last 7 sts, k3tog, (p1, k1) twice - 89 (109, 129) sts at the end of this row.
Work even in Seed Rib pattern for 7 (5, 5) rows.
Rep Decrease Row - 85 (105, 125) sts at the end of this row.
Rep last 8 (6, 6) rows 10 (18, 10) more times - 45 (33, 85) sts rem.
Work even in Seed Rib pattern for 5 (3, 3) rows.
Rep Decrease Row - 41 (29, 81) sts at the end of this row.
Rep last 6 (4, 4) rows 5 (2, 15) more times - 21 sts rem.
Work even in Seed Rib pattern for 6 rows.
Bind off.

FINISHING
Sew raglan armhole edges of Sleeves to raglan armhole edges of Front and Back.
Collar
From RS, pick up and k114 (114, 118) sts evenly spaced around neck edge.
Work in K2, p2 Rib until collar measures 8 in. (20.5 cm).
Bind off loosely.
Right Front Band
From RS, beg at lower edge of Right Front, pick up and k206 (210, 214) sts evenly spaced across Right Front edge and collar edge.
Work in K2, p2 Rib until band measures 2 in. (5 cm).
Bind off.
Left Front Band
From RS, beg at top edge of collar, pick and k206 (210, 214) sts evenly spaced across collar edge and Left Front edge.
Work in K2, p2 Rib until band measures 2 in. (5 cm).
Bind off.
Sew side and Sleeve seams.
Weave in ends.


 
ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
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beg = begin(s)(ning) k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together k3tog = knit 3 together
p = purl p2tog = purl 2 together
rem = remain(s)(ing) rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side  


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