Lion Brand® Amazing® Raglan Sleeve Topper

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by Lion Brand® Design Team

Lion Brand® Amazing® Raglan Sleeve Topper

The broad collar, the three-quarter length sleeve and bold colors make this a great item to prepare for fall and winter.

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:2+ hours

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Use a gauge of 16-1/2 sts + 24 rows (4 inch = 10 cm) in Seed Rib pattern to knit a raglan sleeve topper. Remember 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. If it takes you less stitches and rows to make a 4 inch (10 cm) square, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if it takes you more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles. Download the full template for the patterns for this project.
  • 2
    Pattern and supplies are written for smallest size with changes for larger sizes in parentheses. When only one number is given, it applies to all sizes. To follow a pattern more easily, circle all numbers pertaining to your size before beginning. You will need 9 skeins of Mauna Loa (or the color of your choice) to make this Sleeve Topper in sizes S/M; 11 skeins for sizes L/1X; 13 skeins for sizes 2X/3X.
  • 3
    Size: S/M (L/1X, 2X/3X) Finished Bust 40 (48, 56) inch (101-1/2 (122, 142) cm), not including front bands Finished Length 26 (26, 26-1/2) in. (66 (66, 67-1/2) cm)
  • 4
    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 (WS): 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.
  • 5
    Notes: Topper is worked in five pieces; Back, Left Front, Right Front, and 2 Sleeves. Circular needle is used to accommodate the large number of sts on the Back and on the front bands. Work back and forth on the circular needle as if working on straight needles. All pieces are worked from the lower edge up to the neck edge. Raglan armholes are shaped on each piece by working decreases. After raglan seams are sewn, collar is worked from stitches picked up around neck edge. Topper was designed without buttons. If you would like to close the Topper at center front, we suggest a shawl pin.
  • 6
    Back Note: Circular needle is used to accommodate the large number of sts. Work back and forth on circular needle as if working on straight needles. Cast on 98 (118, 138) sts. Work in K2, p2 Rib until piece measures 4 in. (10 cm) from beg. Next (Decrease) Row: K2, p2, k2tog, *p2, k2, p2tog, k2, p2, k2tog; rep from * 6 (8, 10) more times, p the purl sts and k the knit sts to end of row - 83 (99, 115) sts at the end of this row. Work even (without increasing or decreasing) in Seed Rib pattern until piece measures 6 inch (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. 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 - 79 (95, 111) sts at the end of this row. Work even in Seed Rib pattern for 9 (7, 7) rows. Rep Decrease Row - 75 (91, 107) sts at the end of this row. Rep last 10 (8, 8) rows 3 (5, 7) more times - 63 (71, 79) sts rem. Work even in Seed Rib pattern for 7 (5, 3) rows. Rep Decrease Row - 59 (67, 75) sts at the end of this row. Rep last 8 (6, 4) rows 8 (10, 12) more times - 27 sts at the end of this row. Work even in Seed Rib pattern for 6 rows. Bind off.
  • 7
    Left Front Cast on 50 (62, 70) sts. Work in K2, p2 Rib until piece measures 4 inch (10 cm) from beg. Next (Decrease) Row: K2tog, *p2tog, k2, p2, k2tog, p2, k2; rep from * 2 (4, 4) more times, p the purl sts and k the knit sts to end of row - 43 (51, 59) sts at the end of this row. Work even in Seed Rib pattern until piece measures 6 inch (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 - 41 (49, 57) sts at the end of this row. Work even in Seed Rib pattern for 9 (7, 7) rows. Rep Decrease Row - 39 (47, 55) sts at the end of this row. Rep last 10 (8, 8) rows 3 (5, 7) more times - 33 (37, 41) sts rem. Work even in Seed Rib pattern for 7 (5, 3) rows. Rep Decrease Row - 31 (35, 39) sts at the end of this row. Rep last 8 (6, 4) rows 8 (10, 12) more times - 15 sts at the end of this row. Work even in Seed Rib pattern for 6 rows. Bind off.
  • 8
    Right Front Cast on 50 (62, 70) sts. Work in K2, p2 Rib until piece measures 4 inch (10 cm) from beg. Next (Decrease) Row: K2tog, *p2tog, k2, p2, k2tog, p2, k2; rep from * 2 (4, 4) more times, p the purl sts and k the knit sts to end of row - 43 (51, 59) sts at the end of this row. Work even in Seed Rib pattern until piece measures 6 inch (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 - 41 (49, 57) sts at the end of this row. Work in Seed Rib pattern for 9 (7, 7) rows. Rep Decrease Row - 39 (47, 55) sts at the end of this row. Rep last 10 (8, 8) rows 3 (5, 7) more times - 33 (37, 41) sts rem. Work in Seed Rib pattern for 7 (5, 3) rows. Rep Decrease Row - 31 (35, 39) sts at the end of this row. Rep last 8 (6, 4) rows 8 (10, 12) more times - 15 sts at the end of this row. Work in Seed Rib pattern for 6 rows. Bind off.
  • 9
    Sleeve (make 2) Cast on 86 (102, 118) sts. Work in K2, p2 Rib until piece measures 3 inch (7-1/2 cm) from beg. Next (Decrease) Row: K2, p2, k2tog, *(p2, k2) 1 (2, 2) times, p2tog, k2, p2, k2tog; rep from * 5 more times, p the purl sts and k the knit sts to end of row - 73 (89, 105) sts at the end of this row. Work even in Seed Rib pattern until piece measures 4 inch (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 - 69 (85, 101) sts at the end of this row. Work even in Seed Rib pattern for 9 (7, 7) rows. Rep Decrease Row - 65 (81, 97) sts at the end of this row. Rep last 10 (8, 8) rows 2 (4, 6) more times - 57 (65, 73) sts rem. Work even in Seed Rib pattern for 7 (5, 3) rows. Rep Decrease Row - 53 (61, 69) sts at the end of this row. Rep last 8 (6, 4) rows 8 (10, 12) more times - 21 sts at the end of this row. Work even in Seed Rib pattern for 6 rows. Bind off.
  • 10
    Finishing Sew raglan armhole edges of Sleeves to raglan armhole edges of Front and Back. Collar From RS, pick up and k94 sts evenly spaced around neck edge. Work in K2, p2 Rib until collar measures 8 inch (20-1/2 cm). Bind off loosely. Right Front Band From RS, beg at lower edge of Right Front, pick up and k174 (174, 178) sts evenly spaced along front edge and collar edge. Work in K2, p2 Rib until band measures 2 inch (5 cm). Bind off. Left Front Band From RS, beg at top edge of collar, pick and k174 (174, 178) sts evenly spaced along collar and Left Front edge. Work in K2, p2 Rib until band measures 2 inch (5 cm). Bind off. Sew side and Sleeve seams. Weave in ends.

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:2+ hours

Project Supplies

  • Lion Brand® Amazing® Yarn Mauna Loa 104572771
  • Lion Brand® Blunt End Needles Large Eye 6 pc. 104755288
  • Circular Knitting Needles U.S. Size 9/5.5 mm 36 inch (91.5 cm)
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