Men's Top Down Raglan Sweater

Men's Top Down Raglan Sweater
Difficulty level: *** Intermediate

Free Men Sweater Knitting Pattern

Sizes: S (M, L, XL, XXL)

Chest: 92 (102, 112, 122, 132) cm [36 (40, 44, 48, 52) in.]

Materials:
Elann Limited Edition Picasso DK weight yarn 180 yards (165 meters) / 50 gr - 8 (8, 9, 10, 11) balls
Some black and white yarn of the same color for stripes.

Needles: circular 4 (3.50 mm) 24" (60 cm) long

Gauge for stocking stitch: 19 st x 28 rows = 4" x 4" (10 x 10 cm)

Patterns:

Stocking Stitch
1 row and all odd rows - knit sts
2 row and all even rows - purl sts

In rounds: all rows - knit

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. It will be a good idea to transfer all your work to a couple of long circular needles and try it on to check how it fits.

Cast on 49 (49, 53, 57) sts and knit 1 row.
Divide stitches as follows: 1 edge st, 1 st (left front), 1 st (raglan line, place marker), 8 (8, 9, 9, 10) sts (left sleeve), 1 st (raglan line, place marker), 25 (25, 27, 27, 29) sts (back), 1 st (raglan line, place marker), 8 (8, 9, 9, 10)  sts (right sleeve), 1 st (raglan line, place marker), 1 sts (right front), 1 edge st.
Work stocking stitch for 18 (18, 20, 20, 22) rows increasing for 10 sts in each odd row (double increase at the raglan sts as follows: *k1, yo, k1 in the raglan st*) and 1 st at the beginning and the end of the row.
Row 19 (19, 21, 21, 23): at the end of the row cast on 3 st with the single cast on and continue to work in rounds. Place marker on the front central st. Now the beginning of the row will be at the left front raglan marker.
Work stocking stitch for 42 (52, 58, 66, 70) more rounds.

Divide for sleeves
Transfer left sleeve sts and left front and left back raglan sts to a length of yarn, cast on 6 (6, 6, 8, 10) sts with single cast on, work back sts, transfer right sleeve sts and right back and right front raglan sts to a length of yarn, cast on 6 (6, 6, 8, 10) sts with single cast on and work front stitches.
Work stocking stitch for 96 (100, 104, 108, 112) more rounds.
Work rounds 1-8 in grey, rounds 9-12 in white, 13-16 in grey, 17-24 in black, continue in grey.
Work 2x2 ribbing for 10 rounds. Cast off.

Sleeves
Sleeves worked in rounds on double pointed needles.
Transfer sleeve sts from the yarn to the needles and pick up 6 (6, 6, 8, 10) sts over the 6 (6, 6, 8, 10) underarm sts. Place marker on the 3rd (3rd, 3rd, 4th, 5th) underarm st. Work stocking stitch for 100 (102, 104, 106, 108) rounds.
To narrow the sleeve decrease by 2 sts on both side of the marker in every 6th round 10 times (20 sts total).
Work 2x2 ribbing for 10 rounds. Cast off.

Finishing:
Pick up 68 (68, 72, 72, 76) sts on circular needles along the neckline and knit 2x2 rib for 10 rows. Cast off.

Enjoy!

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