Top-down Raglan (Finished)

  • MP_TOP-DOWN-RAGLANSkill level: Intermediate
  • Date: Saturdays, 2  & 9 Apr, 2:00 – 5:00 pm (2 sessions, 6 hours total)
  • Instructor: Michelle Porter
  • Cost: $77 + HST

Learn how to get started on a top-down raglan pullover. As you work down from the neckline, we will get your stitch markers set up in the correct place and ensure the increases are forming correctly. Then we will get your body separated from your sleeves, so you can carry on knitting the sweater as you choose.

A simplified crew-neck pullover pattern, sized SMALL to 3X-LARGE will be provided  at no extra cost at time of registration payment.
Designed by the instructor, Michelle Porter

Techniques covered
  • Increasing evenly
  • Increasing with M1L and M1R, or YO
  • Placing stitch markers
  • Using spare needles as holders mid work
  • Basic customizing the pattern

The goal is to get past the underarms on this sweater, so that the knitter can continue the completion of the sweater (the easy part!) on their own. Suggestions on customizing will be offered.

Skill prerequisites

This class is intended for intermediate knitters.  The following skills are assumed:

  • Working in the round
  • Basic stitch patterns in the round such as: Knit/Purl rib, Garter stitch, Stocking stitch
  • Swatching to achieve tension gauge

Please bring the following with you to class:

  • Pattern (provided at time of registration)
  • Aran weight yarn, any fibre.  At minimum, enough to complete top of sweater (approx 200g) but enough for a full sweater in your size, if you plan to complete the project
  • Circular needles in size to achieve correct tension (4.5mm or 5mm) in 40 cm/ 16 ins, 60 cm/ 24 ins and possibly 80 cm/ 32 ins length
  • Double Point needles in the same size, for sleeves
  • Spare circular needles, to be used as holders, 40cm/ 16 ins long
  • Stitch markers
  • Point protectors to keep stitches from slipping off ends of needles used as stitch holders

Please have made a tension swatch and determined the correct size of needles to use before arriving at first class. If you can: cast on, join, and have neckband completed before first class.

Homework will be assigned after the first session to prepare you for the next class.  You will need to knit through about 100g in the week between classes.