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Free Knitting and Crochet Patterns from Elaine Phillips

Boys' Top-Down Raglan Sweater with Stripes

Difficulty level: Intermediate

Free Boys' Sweater Knitting Pattern

Sizes: 6 (8, 10, 12)

Chest: 64 (68, 73, 78) cm [25 (26.5, 29, 31) in.]

Materials: Lion Wool aran weight yarn 158 yards (144 meters) / 85 grams
(A) Midnight Blue - 5 balls
(B) Winter White - 0.5 ball
(C) Ebony - 0.5 ball

Needles: size 8 (5 mm) needles OR SIZE NEEDED TO OBTAIN GAUGE.

Gauge: 16 sts x 24 rows = 10 x 10 cm (4" x 4")

Pattern:
in rows:
Row 1: *k1, p1*, repeat to the end of the row
Row 2: knit
Row 3: *p1, k1*, repeat to the end of the row

in rounds:
Round 1: *k1, p1*, repeat to the end of the round
Round 2: purl
Round 3: *p1, k1*, repeat to the end of the round

Raglan Yoke:

Cast on 37 sts with blue yarn and work back and forth. To shape the raglan yoke increase by 8 sts in each right side row (round) by adding 1 sts on both side of the 4 raglan line sts.
Row 1 (wrong side): Slip1, k1, p1, k7, p1, k15, p1, k7, p1, k2
Row 2: slip1, k1, - front
       make 1, k1 (place marker), make 1 - raglan increase
       *k1, p1* the next 7 sts - sleeve
       make 1, k1 (place marker), make 1 - raglan increase
      *k1, p1* the next 15 sts - back
       make1, k1 (place marker), make1 - raglan increase
       *k1, p1* the next 7 sts - sleeve
       make1, k1 (place marker), make1 - raglan increase
       k2  - front
Row 3: knit, the 4 marked sts - raglan lines - purl
Row 4: sl1, p1, k1,
      m1, k1, m1,
      pattern the next 9 sts,
      m1, k1, m1,
      pattern the next 17 sts,
      m1, k1, m1,
      patterns the next 9 sts,
      m1, k1,m1,
      k1, p1, k1
Row 5: knit, raglan lines -purl
Row 6: sl1, k1, p1, k1,
      m1, k1, m1,
      pattern the next 11 sts,
      m1, k1, m1,
      pattern the next 19 sts,
      m1, k1, m1,
      patterns the next 11 sts,
      m1, k1, m1,
      k1, p1, k2
Row 7: knit, raglan lines -purl
Row 8: sl1, p1, k1, p1, k1,
      m1, k1, m1,
      pattern the next 13 sts,
      m1, k1, m1,
      pattern the next 21 sts,
      m1, k1, m1,
      patterns the next 13 sts,
      m1, k1, m1,
      k1, p1, k1, p1, k1
Row 9: knit, raglan lines -purl
Row 10: sl1, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1,
      m1, k1, m1,
      pattern the next 15 sts,
      m1, k1, m1,
      pattern the next 23 sts,
      m1, k1, m1,
      patterns the next 15 sts,
      m1, k1, m1,
      k1, p1, k1, p1, k2
Row 11: knit, raglan lines -purl
Row 12: sl1, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1,
      m1, k1, m1,
      pattern the next 17 sts,
      m1, k1, m1,
      pattern the next 25 sts,
      m1, k1, m1,
      patterns the next 17 sts,
      m1, k1, m1,
      k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1,k1,
      cast on 11 sts and join the round, purl to the first marker

You have 19 sts for the left sleeve, 27 sts for the back, 19 sts for the right sleeve, 27 sts for the front
Round 1 and all odd rounds: purl, raglan lines knit
Round 2 and all even rounds: follow the pattern, make 1 st before and 1 st after each raglan line
Make 15 (19, 23, 27) rounds

Round 16 (20, 24, 28) in black yarn: knit, make 1 st before and 1 st after each raglan line
Round 17 (21, 25, 29) in black yarn: purl, raglan lines knit
Round 18 (22, 26, 30) in white yarn: knit, make 1 st before and 1 st after each raglan line
Round 19 (23, 27, 31) in white yarn: purl, raglan lines knit
Round 20 (24, 28, 32) in white yarn: purl, make 1 st before and 1 st after each raglan line
Round 21 (25, 29, 33) in white yarn: purl
Round 22 (26, 30, 34) in black yarn: knit, make 1 st before and 1 st after each raglan line
Round 23 (27, 31, 35) in black yarn: purl

Divide for sleeves:
Front 51 (55, 59, 63) sts
Sleeve 41 (45, 49, 53) sts
Back 51 (55, 59, 63) sts
Sleeve 41 (45, 49, 53) sts

Transfer sleeve sts onto 2 pairs of extra round needles

Body:
Round 1 in blue knit. Cast on 3 (3, 5, 5) sts between front and back on each side
Round 2 continue in blue yarn, purl
Make 52 (58, 64, 70) rounds in blue in pattern
Round 55 (61, 67, 73) in white yarn: knit
Round 56 (62, 68, 74) in white yarn: purl
Round 57 (63, 69, 75) in black yarn: knit
Next 3 rounds in black yarn: purl
Round 61 (67, 73, 79) in white yarn: knit
Round 62 (68, 74, 80) in white yarn: purl
Round 63 (69, 75, 81) in blue yarn: knit and decrease by 26 sts evenly along the round
Next 15 rounds: ribbing 1:1 (k1, p1) in each round. Cast off

Sleeves:
Working one sleeve at a time:
There are 41 (45, 49, 53) sts on the needles- pick up 3 (3, 5, 5) sts underarm, place a marker on the 3rd out of these 5 sts. Purl the marked st in all rounds
Round 1 in blue: knit
Round 2: purl
Make 13 rounds in pattern.
From round 14 start decreasing:
in rounds 14, 18, 22, 26, 30, 34 38, 42, 46, 50, 54, 58, 64 and 70 p2tog before and after the marker
Work in blue 53 (57, 61, 65) rounds
Round 54 (58, 62, 66) in black yarn: knit
Round 55 (59, 63, 67) in black yarn: purl
Round 56 (60, 64, 68) in white yarn: knit
Next 3 rounds in white: purl
Round 60 (64, 68, 72) in black: knit
Round 61 (65, 69, 73) in black: purl
Round 62 (66, 70, 74) in blue: knit
Next 16 rounds in blue: ribbing 1:1. Cast off.

Finishing:
Pick up 56 sts along the neckline and work 8 rounds in 1x1 ribbing.

Diagram

Close-up of the sweater

 

Back of the sweater



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# 1. Poster: Tavia
February 27, 2013

I am a little confused by the pattern...could you please help? With the row pattern, does that mean that you use the Row 1 pattern on row 4 of the yoke, Row 2 pattern on row 6 of the yoke, Row 3 pattern on row 8 of the yoke, and then start over for 10 and 12?

Thanks!
# 2. Poster: Elaine Phillips
March 5, 2013

Row 2 of the yoke (RS) is the 1st row of the pattern, row 3 of the yoke is the second row of the pattern, row 4 of the yoke is the third row of the pattern, etc.

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