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Free Knitting Pattern: Adult Raglan Sleeve Pullover

Lion Brand® Wool-Ease® Chunky
Pattern #: 10112-Adult
Rating: *****4.2 (based on 5 reviews)
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SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)

SIZE: Small, Medium, Large, 1X, 2X, 3X
Finished Chest 41 (45, 49½, 54, 57, 61)".

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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This simple raglan sleeved pullover is also available in a child's size. Colors shown are: Man’s - #115 Bay Harbor Woman’s - #145 Concord
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Wool-Ease® Chunky

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Wool-Ease® Chunky
Fisherman Bluebell Indigo Walnut Eggplant Charcoal Black Silver Grey
Willow Nantucket Mulberry Tinsel White Wheat
*Wool-Ease Chunky (Article #630). Solids: 80% Acrylic, 20% Wool;
301 Tinsel White: 78% Acrylic, 19% Wool, 3% Other;
402 Wheat: 86% Acrylic, 10% Wool, 4% Other; package size: 5.00oz/140.00 gr. (153yds/140m) pull skeins

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Adult Raglan Sleeve Pullover

Lion Brand® Wool-Ease® Chunky


11 sts and 16 rows = 4" with larger needles over St st (k on RS, p on WS). 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


K2tog Knit 2 sts together
Ssk (slip slip knit) Slip the next 2 sts as if to knit, one at a time, from the tip of the left needle to the tip of the right needle; insert the left needle into the fronts of these 2 sts from the left and k them tog from this position to dec 1 st.

P2tog Purl 2 sts together
Ssp (slip slip purl) Slip the next 2 sts as if to knit, one at a time, to right needle, return these sts back to left needle, keeping them twisted, purl these sts together through the back loops.

With smaller needles, cast on 56 (62, 68, 74, 78, 84) sts. Work in k1, p1 rib for 2½" (adult). Change to larger needles and work in St st (k on RS, p on WS) until piece measures 14½ (15, 15½, 16, 16, 16)" from beg (or desired length to underarm), end with a WS row.

Raglan Armhole Shaping Bind off 4 (5, 6, 6, 6, 7) sts at beg of next 2 rows ­ 48 (52, 56, 62, 66, 70) sts. Dec 1 st each side every 3rd row 2 (2, 4, 4, 4, 6) times as foll:

when dec falls on RS row ­ K1, k2tog, k to last 3 sts; end ssk, k1;

when dec falls on WS row ­ p1, p2tog, p to last 3 sts; end ssp, p1. Dec 1 st each side every other row 15 (16, 15, 16, 18, 17) times, working only RS row dec above.

Bind off rem 14 (16, 18, 22, 22, 24) sts.

Work as for back until piece measures 21 (22, 23½, 24½, 25½, 26) (if you have adjusted body length to underarm, adjust accordingly), end with a WS row. Neck Shaping Cont to work Raglan Armhole Shaping as for back, join 2nd ball of yarn and bind off center 8 (8, 10, 14, 14, 14) sts. Working both sides at once, dec 1 st from each neck edge every other row 2 (3, 3, 3, 3, 4) times. When all Raglan Armhole Shaping has been worked and piece measures same length as back, fasten off rem 1 st each side.

With smaller needles cast on 24 (26, 28, 30, 34, 36) sts. Work in k1, p1 rib for 2" (child); 2½" (adult). Change to larger needles and working in St st, inc 1 st each side every 3rd row 0 (0, 0, 0, 0, 8) times, every 4th row 6 (9, 13, 13, 13, 6) times, and every 6th row 5 (3, 0, 0, 0, 0) times ­ 46 (50, 54, 56, 60, 64) sts. Work even until piece measures 17 (17¼, 16¾, 16½, 16½, 15¾)" (or desired length) from beg, end with a WS row. Work Raglan Armhole Shaping as for Back. Bind off rem 4 sts.

Set in raglan sleeves. Sew side and sleeve seams.

Collar With circular needles and RS facing, pick up 54 (56, 60, 70, 70, 76) sts evenly around neck. Work in rnds of k1, p1 rib for 1". Bind off all sts loosely in rib.

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beg = begin(s)(ning) cont = continu(e)(s)(ing)
dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing) foll = follow(s)(ing)
inc = increas(e)(s)(ing) k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together p = purl
p2tog = purl 2 together rem = remain(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s) RS = right side
St st = Stockinette stitch st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together WS = wrong side

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Pattern Average Rating: *****4.2 (based on 5 reviews)
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Adult Raglan Sleeve Pullover Reviewed by Carole Angell on 2013-11-20 ****
I haven't tried the pattern, but it looks right to me. The 24 /12 inches takes you to the neck, not the armhole.

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