ABC Knitting Patterns. Free Knitting and Crochet Patterns from Elaine Phillips.
Free Knitting and Crochet Patterns from Elaine Phillips

Summer Night Short-Sleeve Raglan Henley

Difficulty level: Intermediate

Free Sweater Knitting Pattern

Size: S (M, L, XL, 2X, 3X). Sweater has slightly oversized fit.

Materials: Plymouth Yarn Grass (65% cotton, 35% hemp) worsted weight yarn, 115 yards (105 m) / 50g, color 9089 - 7 (8, 8, 9, 10, 10) balls.
6 (6, 7, 7, 8, 8) buttons

Needles: circular #6 (4.0 mm)

Gauge for Sand Stitch pattern: 18 sts x 24 rows = 4" x 4" (10 x 10 cm)

Patterns:


Sand Stitch in rows:
Rows 1 and 3 (wrong side):  knit
Row 2: *k1, p1* repeat accross the row
Row 4: *p1, k1* repeat accross the row

Sand Stitch in rounds:
Round 1 and 3: purl
Round 2: *k1, p1* repeat accross the round
Round 4: *p1, k1* repeat accross the round

Ribbing 1x1 in rounds:
k1, p1 in each round.

Garter stitch:
all rows - knit sts

Selvedge stitches
The 1st and last stitch of the pattern are selvedge stitches. To make the edges of your work even and smooth 2 more stitches (selvedge stitches) are added. You should always slip the first stitch as if to knit and purl the last stitch. The selvedge stitches are not counted in the pattern unless otherwise specified.

Directions

The sweater is worked from the top to the bottom back and forth and in rounds without seams.

Cast on 45 (45, 53, 53, 53, 53) sts using waste yarn and provisional cast on method.
Work the 1st row (wrong side) dividing the stitches as follows:
slip 1 edge st,
knit 1 st (left front),
purl 1 st (raglan line, place marker),
knit 7 (7, 9, 9, 9, 9) sts (left sleeve), purl 1 st (raglan line, place marker),
knit 23 (23, 27, 27, 27, 27) sts (back),
purl 1 st (raglan line, place marker),
knit 7 (7, 9, 9, 9, 9) sts (right sleeve),
purl 1 st (raglan line, place marker),
knit 1 sts (right front),
knit 1 edge st.

Work sand-stitch pattern for 62 (68, 74, 80, 86, 92) rows increasing for 8 sts (double increase at the raglan sts)  in each even row as follows: M1, k1, M1 at the raglan st.
At the same time increase for 1 st at the beginning and the end of the even row (2 sts per row). Work 12 (12, 14, 16, 18, 18) rows to shape the neckline.
Knit all odd rows, purling raglan stitches.

Row 13 (13, 15, 17, 19, 19): knit, purling raglan stitches, cast on 6 sts with single cast on for the right band
Row 14 (14, 16, 18, 20, 20): knit 6 cast-on sts, work Sand-Stitch pattern,  cast on 6 sts with single cast on for the left band.
Knit the band sts in each row. In rows 21, 33, 45, 57, 69, 81 (S, M) [21, 33, 45, 57, 69, 81, 93] (L, XL) and  [21, 33, 45, 57, 69, 81, 93, 105] (2X, 3X) make buttonholes in the right band as follows: k3, yo, k2tog, k1.

Divide for sleeves
Row 63 (69, 75, 81, 87, 93): Knit 6 sts of the band, work left front sts, transfer the left sleeve sts to a length of yarn, cast on 3 sts with single cast on for underarm, work back sts, trasfer right sleeve sts to a length of yarn, cast on 3 sts with single cast on for underarm, work right front sts, knit 6 sts of the band.

Continue to work bodice in rows, back and forth, rows 64-84 (70-90, 76-96, 82-102, 88-108, 94-114).

Row (round) 85 (91, 97, 103, 109, 115): Work as established to the last 6 sts of the band. Position the 6 sts of the right band over the 6 sts of the left band and knit them together. Place a marker, this will be the beginning of the round.
Continue to work the bodice in rounds. Please note that now you need to purl the odd rounds.
Work Sand-Stitch pattern for 30 rounds, or to a desired length.
Work 10-12 rounds of 1x1 ribbing. Cast off.

Finishing the Armhole:
The armhole is finished with 1x1 ribbing worked in rounds.
Transfer sleeve sts from the yarn to the needles and pick up 4 sts over the 3 underarm sts. Work 1x1 rib for 10-12 rounds. Cast off.

Finishing the neckline:
Unravel the provisional cast on, transfer the sts onto needles, pick up sts on both sides along the left and right band ends. Work 8-10 rows of 1x1 rib. Cast off.

Sew on buttons.



Comments

There are 5 total comments on this article.

Leave a comment about the article.
# 1. Poster: Maria Elena Greenham
June 29, 2012

Is a kind of top you could use daily, thanks.
# 2. Poster: Janet Benton
March 1, 2013

I am trying to get your free knitting patterns and I can't. I downloaded that PDF creator and when I go to click on print the pattern, nothing happens. What am I doing wrong?
# 3. Poster: Kathry Munro
March 9, 2013

Hi Janet,
I don't see that you received a response or if you figured out how to copy the pattern, however I'm going to respond any way.

If you highlight the pattern with pictures and right-click on your mouse; open a blank Word document; right-click on the mouse and select paste you will have copied the pattern. From there you can edit the document.

Hope this helps.

cheers,
Kathy
# 4. Poster: blessedinMO
April 13, 2013

I have been looking for this exact pattern for a very long time. Thanks a million for sharing it.
# 5. Poster: Kathleen Corbett
April 29, 2013

What a great pattern. Nice to see a useful and attractive pattern in a larger size. Looking forward to knitting it, thanks for the pattern.

If you liked this product, you might also like:


Falling Stars Top Down Sweater

Dulcet Silk Sweater

Round Yoke Summer Sweater

Browse Similar Items by Category:

Patterns:Knit >> Sweaters and Tops
Difficulty Level:3-Intermediate
Size:S, M, L, XL, 2X, 3X,
Technique:Seamless
Top-Down
Yarn Weight:Worsted
Yarn Brand:Plymouth Yarn

Mailing List
Enter your e-mail to receive announcements of new patterns:

Or follow us on:
TwitterFacebook