Knitting for women Raglan top knitting pattern

Raglan top knitting pattern

Top knitting pattern



Women's top for summer days

Design by Pat Menchini

SIZES

To fit: UK 8-10[12-14:16-18:22-24]

79-84[89-94:102-107:112-117:119-124]cm (31-33[35-37:40-42:44-46:47-49]in)

Actual measurement approx:88[100:112:124:137]cm (34 1/2 [39 1/2:44 1/4:49:54]in)

Length: 56[57:58:60:61]cm (22[22 1/2:23:23 1/2:24]in)

Figures in square brackets refer to larger sizes: where there is only one set of figures this applies to all sizes.

YOU WILL NEED

Rico Fashion Silk Blend 45% cotton, 45% silk, 10% polyamide (approx 220m per 50g)

4[4:5:5:5] x 50g balls in shade 03

1 pair each 4mm and 5mm needles

2 stitch holders

Row counter

Note: Yarn amounts given are based on average requirements and are approximate.

TENSION

20 sts and 30 rows to 10cm over st st using 5mm needles.

Use larger or smaller needles if necessary to obtain correct tension.

BACK

With 4mm ndls, cast on 87[99:111:123:135] sts. Beg with a p row work 7 rows in rev st st.

Next row (WS): Purl. **

Set pattern

Change to 5mm needles and patt as folls:

Row 1 (RS): Knit.

Row 2: Purl.

Row 3: K3 (p1, k3) to end.

Row 4: Purl.

Row 5: Knit.

Row 6: Purl.

Row 7: K1, (p1, k3) to last 2 sts, p1, k1.

Row 8: Purl.

Rows 9-22: Rep rows 1-8, then rows 1-6 again.

Row 23: K3, (yfwd, sk2po, yfwd, k3) to end.

Row 24: Purl.

Row 25: K1, k2tog, yfwd, k3, (yfwd, sk2po, yfwd, k3) to last 3 sts, yfwd, skpo, k1.

Row 26: Purl.

Rows 27-38: Rep rows 23-26 three times. These 38 rows form patt.

Cont in patt until work meas 37cm (14 1/2in) from beg, allowing for lower edge to roll under, and ending after a p row.

Shape raglan

Cast off 2[3:3:4:5] sts at beg of next 2 rows, patt to end. 83[93:105:115:125] sts.

Size 1 only

Next row: K1, skpo, patt to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1.

Next row: K1, p to last st, k1.

Next row: K2, patt to last 2 sts, k2.

Next row: K1, p to last st, k1.

Rep last 4 rows once more (79 sts).

Size 2 only

Next row: K1, skpo, patt to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1.

Next row: K1, p to last st, k1 (91 sts).

Sizes 3, 4 and 5 only

Next row: K1, skpo, patt to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1.

Next row: K1, p2tog, p to last 3 sts, p2tog tbl, k1.

Next row: K1, skpo, patt to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1.

Next row: K1, p to last st, k1.

Rep last 4 rows 1[3:4] more times.

All sizes

79(91:93:91:95] sts.

Next row: K1, skpo, patt to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1.

Next row: K1, p to last st, k1.

Rep these 2 rows until 37[39:43:45:49] sts rem, ending after a WS row.

Slip sts on to a holder and leave.

FRONT

Work as for Back until 43[45:49:51:55] sts rem in raglan shaping, ending after a WS row.

Shape neck

Next row: K1, skpo, patt 6, turn.

Cont on this group of 8 sts for left half of neck.

Work 3 rows, dec 1 st at neck edge on every row and dec 1 st at raglan edge on second of these rows (4 sts).

Next row: K1, sk2po (2 sts).

Next row: P1, k1.

Cast off.

With RS facing slip next 25[27:31:33:37] sts (centre sts) on to a holder and leave.

Neatly rejoin yarn to rem 9 sts.

Next row: K6, k2tog, k1 (8 sts).

Work 3 rows, dec 1 st at neck edge on every row and dec 1 st at raglan edge on second of these rows (4 sts).

Next row: K3tog, k1 (2 sts).

Next row: K1, p1.

Cast off.

SLEEVES (MAKE 2)

Cast on 63[69:75:81:87] sts and work as for Back to **.

Change to 5mm needles and work rows 23-26 of patt as given for Back.

These 4 rows only set patt for Sleeves.

Shape raglan

Rows 1-2: Cast off 2[3:3:4:5] sts, patt to end. 59[63:69:73:77] sts.

Row 3: K1, skpo, patt to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1.

Row 4: K1, p to last st, k1.

Row 5: K2, patt to last 2 sts, k2.

Row 6: As row 4.

Rep last 4 rows 10[11:12:13:14] more times, ending after row 4. 37[39:43:45:47] sts.

Next 2 rows: As rows 3-4.

Rep last 2 rows twice more. 31[33:37:39:41] sts. Slip sts on to a spare double-pointed needle and leave.

NECK BORDER

Join all raglans except right back.

With 4mm needles, RS facing, k across 37[39:43:45:49] sts at Back of neck, k across 31[33:37:39:41] sts of left Sleeve dec 5 sts evenly across, pick up and k6 sts from left side of Front neck, k across 25[27:31:33:37] sts of centre Front, pick up and k6 sts from right side of neck, finally k across right Sleeve sts dec 5 sts evenly. 126[134:150:158:170] sts.

Beg with a k row, work 7 rows in rev st st. Cast off firmly.

TO FINISH

Omitting borders, press work very lightly on WS. Join rem raglan shaping and edges of neck border. Join side and Sleeve seams. Press seams.

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