>Beginner’s Child’s Raglan – Standard Gauge

>There are two projects – one for the standard machine, one for the bulky. Here’s the standard machine pattern, bulky pattern to follow in a day or two:

Child’s V-Neck, Raglan Sweater
Standard Gauge Machine – Beginner Level
By Diana Sullivan

This sweater is designed to go with beginning knitting videos on YouTube:
Sizes 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12
Yarn: Baby Bee, 328 yards, 3.5 ounces (100 gms)
Quantity Required: 2, 2, 3, 3, 4, 4 balls
Machine: Standard gauge flat bed knitting machine, no ribber required
Tension 8 or tension to get gauge
For back and front, mock ribbing is tension 6 (or 2 tensions tighter than garment)
For sleeve, mock ribbing is tension 5 (or 2 tensions tighter than garment)
BACK:
Remember, mock rib is 2 tensions tighter
Cast on for a 2 by 1 mock ribbing over 82, 90, 100, 108, 116, 122 needles.
Hem is 10, 10, 12, 12, 14,14 rows deep (you must knit double that length,
then put up hem) See videos
Change to garment tension
Set row counter to 000
Knit 76, 88, 100, 106, 110, 116 rows
Raglan Shaping:
Bind off 4, 6, 7, 7, 8, 8 stitches at the beginning each of the next two rows.
Double decrease (2 sts each side) on raglan edges
every 4 rows 12, 13, 14, 16, 17, 18 times
See video for double decrease technique
Stitches remaining – 28, 26, 30, 30, 32, 34
Row Counter: 126, 142, 158, 172, 180, 190
Remove knitting on contrasting waste yarn.
FRONT:
Knit exactly as back to armholes.
Divide for Neck:
Take off all knitting on waste yarn.
Carriage on armhole side
Rehang left 41, 45, 50, 54, 58, 61 stitches.
Bind off 4, 6, 7, 7, 8, 8 stitches at armhole.
Knit, decreasing at armhole edge 2 stitches every 4 rows,
and at the same time, 1 stitch at neck edge
every 4 rows.
Until 1, 3, 1, 2, 2, 2 stitches remain
Decrease to 1 stitch, if not at 1 stitch, k1 row and pull end through.
SLEEVES (left and right alike)
Remember, mock rib is 2 tensions tighter
Cast on for a 2 by 1 mock ribbing over 50, 54, 58, 62, 64, 66 needles.
Hem is 10, 10, 12, 12, 14,14 rows deep
(you must knit double that length, then put up hem) See videos
Change to garment tension
Set row counter to 000
Sleeve increases:
Size 2, increase every 19 rows on each side, 4 times (58 stitches)
Size 4, increase every 19 rows on each side, 5 times (64 stitches)
Size 6, increase every 15 rows on each side, 8 times (74 stitches)
Size 8, increase every 14 rows on each side, 9 times (80 stitches)
Size 10, increase every 12 rows on each side, 11 times (86 stitches)
Size 12, increase every 10 rows on each side, 12 times (90 stitches)
RC 76, 95, 120, 126, 132, 144
Knit without increasing or decreasing to row 80, 104, 128, 140, 144, 150
Raglan Shaping:
Bind off 4, 6, 7, 7, 8, 8 stitches at each of the next two rows.
Double decrease on raglan edges every 4 rows 12, 12, 14, 16, 17, 18 times
Single decrease on raglan edges every 4 rows 0, 1, 1, 0, 0, 0
Stitches remaining – 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2
Row Counter: 126, 142, 158, 172, 180, 190
Neckband:
Mattress stitch front raglan seams (fronts to sleeves)
Mattress stitch one back raglan seam (leave other one open)
Do neckband:
Set up mock ribbing over 38, 38, 44, 50, 53, 56 needles and cast on with waste yarn
Knit a few rows waste yarn
1 row ravel cord
Knit 18, 18, 20, 20, 22, 22 rows in the 2×1 mock ribbing (see video)
Knit a few rows waste yarn
Take off machine
Do the same thing again, only over 64, 64, 74, 80, 85, 90 needles
Hang the short neck edge, right side facing, over 38, 38, 44, 50, 53, 56 ndls. Push stitches behind latches.
Wrong side facing, hang shorter mock ribbing over the same needles (you have to skip every
third needle), keeping stitches on hooks
Pull stitches in hooks through stitches behind
Pick up mock ribbing hem
Bind off
Hang the longer neck edge over 64, 64, 74, 80, 85, 90 needles, picking up the back stitches from
waste yarn
Proceed as above.
Sew final seam
Sew down neckband (see video)
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About diananatters

I'm a lady CPA in Austin, Texas. My husband, John, and our son John write software, and our son Steven is at Texas A&M. I can be mailed at "diana_knits at sbcglobal dot net." I am an avid machine knitter and doing all I can to spread machine knitting joy.
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One Response to >Beginner’s Child’s Raglan – Standard Gauge

  1. Niki says:

    >I think I've missed something – what gauge is the required gauge?ThanksNiki

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