Simple Childs Raglan Jumper


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This simple childs raglan jumper pattern is rated as an intermediate knit as it has some shaping and is knitted in stocking stitch.

Although slightly more difficult than the dropped shoulder jumper pattern, this pattern is rated as an easy knit as it has only a little shaping and is knitted in stocking stitch.

The jumper consists of four pieces, the back and the front, and two sleeves.

The style of the jumper is a raglan, which basically means that the top of the front, back and sleeves are shaped in a diagonal from the beginning of the armhole to the neck.

This style of jumper tends to offer a better fit than either the dropped shoulder or inset sleeve styles, and raglan shaping is easier to do that it appears.

The jumper in the picture is a size four and was knitted using Carnival 8 ply pure wool.

Simple Childs Raglan Jumper Pattern

Measurements

Sizes

2

4

6

8

10

12

Fits Chest

cms

55

60

65

70

75

80

ins

22

24

26

28

30

32

Length

cms

36

40

44

48

52

56

Sleeve Length

cms

23

28

33

38

40

42

Garment Measures

cms

60

65

70

75

80

85

Materials

Quantity

gms

250

300

350

400

450

550

Needles

1 pair each 4.00mm (UK 8, US 6) and 3.25mm (UK 10, US 3) or sizes needed to give correct tension.

Accessories

Knitters Needle for sewing seams.

Tension

22 sts to 10 cm width over stocking stitch.

Knitting Instructions for Simple Childs Raglan Jumper Pattern

BACK.

Using 3.25mm Needles, cast on 69 (77 – 83 – 91 – 97 – 103) sts.
1st row – K2, *P1, K1, rep from * to last st, K1.
2nd row – K1, *P1, K1, rep from * to end.
Rep 1st and 2nd rows 6 (6 – 7 – 7 – 9 – 9) times… 14 (14 – 16 – 16 – 20 – 20) rows rib in total.
Change to 4.00mm Needles.
Work in stocking stitch until work measures 21 (23 – 25 – 27 – 29 – 31) cm from beg, ending with a purl row.
Shape raglan armholes – Cast off 3 sts at beg of next 2 rows. **
3rd row – K2, sl 1, K1, psso, knit to last 4 sts, k2 tog, K2.
Work 3 rows in stocking stitch.
Rep last 4 rows 2 (1 – 2 – 1 – 2 – 2) time/s… 57 (67 – 71 – 81 – 85 – 91) sts.
Dec (as before) at each end of next and alt rows until 23 (23 – 25 – 25 – 27 – 27) sts rem.
Work 1 row. Leave rem sts on stitch-holder.

FRONT.

Work as for Back to **.
Dec (as before) at each end of next and alt rows until 45 (45 – 49 – 49 – 53 – 53) sts rem.
Work 1 row stocking stitch.
Shape Neck – 1st row – K2, sl 1, K1, psso, K13 (13 – 15 – 15 – 17 – 17) turn.
Cont on these 16 (16 – 18 – 18 – 20 – 20) sts.
2nd row – Purl.
3rd row – K2, sl 1, K1, psso, knit to last 2 sts, sl 1, K1, psso.
Rep 2nd and 3rd rows until 8 sts remain.
Dec (as before) at armhole edge only in next and alt rows until 3 sts rem.
Next row – P3.
Next row – K1, sl 1, K1, psso.
Next row – P2, turn, K2 tog.
Fasten off.
Slip next 11 sts on to stitch-holder and leave. Join yarn to rem sts and knit to last 4 sts, K2 tog, K2.
Cont on these 16 (16 – 18 – 18 – 20 – 20) sts.
2nd row – Purl.
3rd row – K2 tog, knit to last 4 sts, K2 tog, K2.
Rep 2nd and 3rd rows until 8 sts rem.
Dec (as before) at armhole edge only in alt rows until 3 sts remain.
Next row – P3.
Next row – K2 tog, K1.
Next row – P2, turn, K2 tog.
Fasten off.

SLEEVES.

Using 3.25mm Needles, cast on 37 (39 – 41 – 43 – 45 – 47) sts.
Work 13 (13 – 15 – 15 – 19 – 19) rows rib as for Back and Front.
Next row – Rib 4 (4 – 6 – 6 – 8 – 4), * inc in next st, rib 3, rep from * to last 1 (3 – 3 – 5 – 5 – 3) st/s, rib to end … 45 (47 – 49 – 51 – 53 – 57) sts.
Change to 4.00mm Needles.
Work 4 rows in stocking stitch.
5th row – K2, “M1”, knit to last 2 sts, “m1”, K2.
Cont in stocking stitch, inc (as before) at each end of foll 8th (10th – 10th – 12th – 10th – 10th) rows until there are 57 (59 – 63 – 65 – 71 – 69) sts.
Sizes 12 only – then in foll 12th rows until there are 75 sts.
All sizes – Cont without shaping until work measures 23 (28 – 33 – 38 – 40 – 42) cm or length desired, from beg, ending with a purl row.
Shape raglan – Cast off 3 sts at beg of next two rows.
3rd row – K2, sl 1, K1, psso, knit to last 4 sts, k2 tog, K2.
Work 3 rows in stocking stitch.
Rep last 4 rows 0 (2 – 3 – 5 – 5 – 6) time/s… 49 (47 – 49 – 47 – 52 – 55) sts.
Dec (as before) at each end of next and alt rows until 7 sts rem.
Work 1 row. Cast off.

NECKBAND

Using back-stitch, join raglan seams, leaving left back raglan open and noting that tops of sleeves form part of neckline. With right side facing and using 3.25mm Needles, knit up 90 (90 – 96 – 96 – 102 – 102) sts evenly across around neck, incl sts from stitch-holders.
1st row - *K1, P1, rep from * to end.**
Rep 1st row 16 (16 – 16 – 20 – 20 – 20) times.
Cast off lightly in rib.

MAKE UP

With a slightly damp cloth and warm iron, press lightly. Using back-stitch, join left raglan seam. Join side and sleeve seams. Fold neckband in half to wrong side and slip-stitch in position. Press seams.


I hope you enjoy using this simple childs raglan jumper pattern. If you would like to download a printable version of this pattern, just click on this link.

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