0174 Raglans


 0174 Raglans

by Charlene Shafer

Written for any standard (4.5mm) knitting machine.

Finished Sizes: 36″ – 50″ chest

Also some suggested decrease detailing.


Styles have changed over the years. In the 60’s and 70’s the Set-In sleeve was popular. By the 80’s the drop shoulder came into style. We liked our cloths looser fitting and the drop shoulder was fast to knit. It fit into our faster paced life-style. Today we are going back to a more fitted look. Most of us won’t go all the way back to the tighter fitting garments, but we would like a little shape to them.

Raglans seem to be just the answer. There is still enough room to be comfortable and the raglan shaping gives a little more fit. This also gets rid of the extra bulk under the arms that the drop shoulder created.

This pattern differs from those in the 60’s and 70’s, because there is more room in the bust/chest area. The sleeve has a dart at the top that gives the shoulder more shape and the upper sleeve a little more room. The top armhole shaping is a modified curve not a straight line. The armhole looks straight, but decreases more at the under arm and toward the neck with fewer decreases in the center, to give a better fit.

Knit this sweater just as the instructions state for a very well fitting and great looking sweater, or use decorative decreases to give a designer look to your sweater. Either way, you will get lots of compliments.

Written for any standard (4.5mm) knitting machine.

Additional information

Weight .2 lbs
Dimensions 8.5 × .03 × 11 in