Learn the basics of raglan sweater shaping in this Simply Sweet raglan baby sweater knit along! Follow along through the easy pattern, broken up into 5 sections, with step by step tutorials. Connect with others to share your progress and tips. And don’t forget to enter the giveaway too!
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Simply Sweet Sweater
This adorable, pullover sweater pattern will be available in 6 sizes, from 6 months to 4T. A button closure at the neckline helps it to slide easily over baby’s head. The classic raglan style in 2 colors makes it great for gifting.
Raglan Baby Sweater Knit Along
The sweater pattern will be released in 5 sections. Every time a new section is released, I will update the pattern post to add the new section. That way, you will always go to the same pattern post for the new sections, and once the KAL is finished the entire pattern will be all in one place.
|Collar: Cast on, ribbing and button flap
|Yoke: Raglan shaping
|Body: Separating for sleeves
|Hem: Ribbing and bind off, attaching button.
|Sleeves: Picking up stitches, sleeve shaping, cuff and bind off.
The pace is purposely set up to be slow, so that everyone can follow along and there’s plenty of time for tutorials, hints, and help along the way.
Enter for a chance to win a fabulous prize from Knit Picks! Scroll down for the entry form and giveaway details.
How to participate
Here are the ways you can join in the fun:
- Join in the community – Get updates and chat with others about the sweater on the Scrappy Stitchers Facebook group.
- Tell your friends – The more the merrier, so spread the word!
- Make the sweater – There’s enough time between the sections that you may be able to make 2!
- Share your progress – Finished projects and/or works in progress, share all your pictures of your sweater with the group!
- Use the Hashtag – Whenever you post about the KAL, use the hashtag #SimplySweetRaglanKAL so we can easily find your posts. You can also search that hashtag on social media to see what others are posting.
- Enter the Giveaway – See below for the giveaway entry forms and details!
- Support Our Sponsor – Sponsors make events like this possible, and the prizes make it more fun! Please be sure to visit our sponsor, Knit Picks and show them some love.
Simply Sweet Raglan Baby Sweater Knit Along Supplies
We Crochet / Knit Picks provided the Brava Worsted yarn for this design. I chose Fig (#28432) as my main color, and Dublin (#28429) as my accent color.
Depending on the size you make, you will need 1-2 skeins of the main color, and 1 skein of the accent color. I will update the exact yardage by the time the first section of the pattern is released.
Most of the pattern is knit in the round, and is not dependent on a particular method. You can use double points, circular needles, 2 circulars, or magic loop. I am knitting my sweater using Knit Picks Prism Options needles. Knit Picks sent me these needles to review and to use for this project.
Due to an error on my end, I got them a bit late, so you may see other needles in the videos and pictures for the first few sections.
The gauge for the pattern is 16 sts x 24 rows in 4 inches of stockinette. You’ll need 5mm needles (or the size needed to match gauge), and a set one size (.5mm) smaller for the ribbing sections.
You will need 5 stitch markers to mark the increases and the beginning of the round. It is helpful if the round marker looks different from the other 4.
1/2 inch button
You’ll need a small button for the opening. It doesn’t have to be exactly half an inch, slightly bigger would be fine. Smaller may be too small, but you can always adjust the size of your buttonhole by sewing it partly closed if needed. The button will be at the back of the collar, so don’t worry about it being chewed off and swallowed or anything like that.
If you like, you can crochet your own button! Try one of these 4 simple button designs:
Enter the Giveaway
Knit alongs are always more fun with a giveaway, and Knit Picks is providing a truly fabulous prize for this one!
Take a closer look at this beautiful set in Lunchtime Live Ep 31, on January 14th, 2021. Once I’ve had more time to play with them, I will be writing a review as well. I’ll link to that here when it’s done.
To be eligible, you must be 18 years of age or older, with a valid, US shipping address. The winner will be contacted by email, and must reply to that email and provide their shipping address within 1 week in order to receive the prize. If the winner does not reply within 1 week, a new winner will be selected. The giveaway ends on April 30th, 2021 (at 11:59pm, central time). Enter below!
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