I wanted a raglan-sleeved top knit from the collar down with a hem that was shorter in the front. For a long time I wondered and pondered how to make it. The solution was so simple I actually woke up in the middle of the night having figured it out, and laughed.
The pattern includes two styles for a cropped raglan top, made with different yarn. The black top is made with 100% cotton yarn with yardage of 363 yards/332 meters/100 grams. Gauge for this yarn is, in this sweater, 18 stitches and 29 rows per 4×4 square. The top took approximately 200 grams of yarn in size S.
The orange top is made with a fingering weight mystery yarn I dug up from a flea market. It came with no info, so I can’t offer much on that. The gauge on the orange top is 22 stitches and 29 rows per 4×4 square. The orange top also weighs about 200 grams, so the yarn I used was very light which made the finished garment wondrously elastic and remarkably comfortable to wear.
The pattern is written in Finnish and English, all in the same .pdf-file, and includes both written instructions and a shorter photo-tutorial on how exactly to construct the top. The pattern is written for size S, but includes information on how to knit larger sizes. You’ll have to do a bit more counting for sizes M and up, though, so be prepared!
This pattern includes two styles made with different yarn. Gauge for the black, short-sleeved version is 18 stitches and 29 rows/4″x4″/ 10 cm x 10 cm. For the orange top, gauge is 22 stitches and 29 rows/4″x4″/ 10 cm x 10 cm.
Sizing / Finished Measurements:
- S ->
- Yarn (both tops weigh in approx 200 grams)
- Circular needle size 5mm (US8)
- Crochet hook (optional) size 4mm (US6)