Raglan Pullover

Worked in Fake Afghan Stitch
This pattern makes a sweater with a
26 inch chest and 15 inches long.
The pictures show the techniques used on a mini-sweater.
Materials and Supplies
300 grams Phentex Dynasty yarn
6.00 mm crochet hook
4.50 mm circular knitting needle 40 cm long
4.50 mm circular knitting needle 60 cm long
1 set 5.00 mm double pointed knitting needles
1 set 5.50 mm double pointed knitting needles
4 markers for corners when the body is started.

Gauge:
Approximately 4 stitches = 1 inch,
4 rows = 1 inch.

Information:
This pattern uses knitted ribbing for the neck, cuffs, and waist
but crocheted ribbing would be acceptable.
I have just learned to knit the ribbing so I have not included any tutorial on knitting here.
Use whatever knitting needles give you firm ribbing and loose bind-off.

For this pattern, "Chain 1, Skip 1 stitch" counts as 1 stitch.

Pattern Instuctions:
Yoke:
Chain 60, slip stitch to first chain.
Round 1:
##Chain 2,**(sc in next chain, [chain 1, skip next chain])
Repeat from ** for a total of 13 stitches.
[remember the "chain 1, skip 1" counts as a stitch].
Repeat from ## for a total of 17 stitches,
Repeat from ## for a total of 13 stitches,
Repeat from ## for a total of 16 stitches.
Slip stitch to starting Chain-2.

Fig. 1
Shows starting chain, slip stitch to first chain to form ring,
chain 2, and sc in next chain

Fig. 2
Shows first round completed with slip stitch to first chain-2.
Also chain 2 to start next round.

Round 2:
Chain 2, Sc in same space. **(Ch 1, skp 1, sc in next ch-1 sp) to corner ch-2,
(sc, ch 2, sc) all in same ch-2. repeat from ** 2 more times.
Repeat from ** ending at starting ch-2. Slip stitch to ch-2.

Fig. 3
Shows round 2 completed. Straight line points to [sc, chain 2, sc] all in chain-2 space.
T-shaped line points to slip stitch to starting chain-2.

Repeat Round 2 until the long side plus 3 stitches is approximately 13 inches long.
The last repeat of round 2 ends with a Single Crochet in the starting chain-2 instead of a slip stitch.

Body:
Place markers in the corner chain-2 spaces.
Underarm Chain: Chain 3, skip short side, sc in next corner chain-2,
pattern across front, chain 3, skip short side,
sc in corner chain-2, pattern across back.
Continue in pattern without joining rounds until body from shoulder is 13 inches long.(29 rows)

Change to 4.50 mm circular knitting needles 60 cm long
(or a set of doublepointed if you prefer),
pick up a loop in each sc and chain-1.
Work K1-P1 ribbing for 2 inches.
Bind off Loosely using a 5.00 mm needle.

Join yarn at shoulder seam. With 4.50 mm circular needles 40 cm long
(or a set of doublepointed if you prefer),
pick up a loop in each free loop of starting chain and work K1-P1 ribbing for 1 1/2 inches.
Bind off loosely with a 5.00 mm needle.

Fig. 4
Shows completed neck ribbing

Sleeve:
Join yarn with slip stitch in last underarm chain to left, chain 1, sc all in same stitch.
Continue in pattern around sleeve opening. Sc in beginning sc,
place marker in this stitch to indicate end of first round.

Round 2: chain 1, sc in next chain-1 space. Continue in pattern.
Work 2 more rounds even in pattern.Move marker as work progresses.
Work 1 decrease round.

Decrease round:
At beginning of round, [SC2chain-1 spaces tog], chain 1, continue in pattern.
Whenever possible, work the decrease over the marker.

Fig. 5
Black arrows point to the chain-1 spaces
that were worked together for the decrease.

4 rounds even,
1 decrease round,
4 rounds even,
1 decrease round,
3 rounds even,
1 decrease round,
2 rounds even,
1 decrease round,
2 rounds even,
1 decrease round,
2 rounds even,
1 decrease round,
1 round even.(34 stitches on sleeve)

Change to 5.00 mm double pointed needles and work 2 inches of K1P1 ribbing.
Bind off with 5.50 needle. Weave in all loose ends.

Fig. 6
Just for the sake of interest, Fig 6 shows the "wrong" or "back" side of the fabric.

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