When you really like a knitting pattern, it’s crazy to knit it once. This is my second time to knit a raglan cardigan from the top down. The first time I knit this pattern was about two years ago. This time, the gauge is better, even though I used the same type of yarn, Lion Brand Wool-Ease. There is a nicer fit under the arms.
This is a popular pattern on Lion Brand (note: You may need a Lion Brand login to access the pattern online.). I’ve seen it knit up as a show piece at Holley’s Yarn Shoppe in Dallas, and Very Pink has a tutorial for making the cardigan. Not only is the pattern popular, it’s practical. This sweater can be knit in a rainbow of colors and worn year-round with pretty much anything.
Knit this raglan cardigan easily. Think of all the clothing you can pair it with.
Don’t forget to knit a gauge swatch. It makes all the difference in the world. I did it both times I knitted the sweater, but again, the second time was much better.
This cardigan was knit using size 6 needles for the ribbing and size 7 needles for the body and sleeves. The yarn is a cocoa color of Lion Brand Wool-Ease.