Monthly Archives: December 2019

Knitting a Top Down Raglan Pullover

I was excited to finish this pullover that I started knitting in March.  It is the first sweater I’ve knit since 2010!

The pattern is called Pink from the book “Custom Knits” by Wendy Bernard published in 2008.   I wanted a very basic style.  I have enjoyed knitting a top down in the round raglan before so I did it again.  The increases are before and after 2 markers so there is nothing to keep track of.

There are a lot of stitches on the needle before separating out the sleeves, and the knitting isn’t joined in the round until the v-neck is completed. My preferred way to knit in the round is on 2 circular needles, which I first learned to knit socks.

My yarn is Caron Cakes , blueberry cheesecake color, an acrylic and wool blend worsted weight.  I knit size large.

The body in a size large has 176 stitches and has a bust measurement of 39 inches in the gauge of 18 stitches to 4 inches. My yarn is aran weight, a little heavier than worsted and the finished measurement is 40 inches which fits me without any ease.

There are flecks of different shades of blue in each sequence so the effect is marled rather than pure stripes.  I quite like this and I love not having many ends to weave in.  I knit a short sleeved pullover with only 2 cakes.  I managed to match the sleeves and purposely used the darker blue for the ribbing.  I used a coupon for the yarn so this sweater only cost me a very economical $10.

I just love it with denim!