Cabled Raglan Top


A cropped top with cables and shorter front hem sounds like a tall order, but this pattern makes knitting one quite easy. Spice the style up with self-patterning yarn, or replace the cables with lace inserts.


A previously published Cropped Raglan Top gained a new look. Cable details joined to stockinette, and gave the cropped knit a bit more drama.

This cabled raglan top is worked in the round with large needles. It has a cabled hem, and cabled details down the sleeves. Raglan-increases give it a comfy feel, but that(tm)s not all. Like its ribbed sister, this cropped sweater has a shorter front hem.

The model sweater, which is knit in size 32, took ~400 grams of yarn. Larger sizes take a bit more yarn, 600 grams should be enough for size 40.

The pattern includes charts for the cables as well as written instructions to the cable patterns. It also includes a photo-tutorial on the phases of construction, along with a few tips on how to change the pattern to Your whim. The pattern is written in Finnish and English.

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • read charts/written instructions
  • knit, purl, and know the basics of cables


18 stitches x 28 rows = 4″ x 4″/ 10 cm x 10 cm


  • yarn, at least 400 grams in size 32

You Will Also Need:

  • circular needle size 5mm/US8
  • DPNs size 5mm/US8

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Novita 7 Veljestä (Aran weight/10 ply 100 grams = 300 meters/328 yards)