Fitted Raglan Pullover. Details.

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Fitted Raglan Pullover. Details.

My off time is over. I am really grateful for these 18 days that I spent mostly reading, walking, meeting with friends, exercising  and knitting/crocheting. I really needed this time off. Now, full of energy I am getting back to my working routine.

My favorite sweater of the vacation time was the Raglan Pullover from Creative Cables. It kept me warm during chilly mornings and nights.

Knitting cable sweater

Ravelry Project: Fitted Raglan Pullover

As I promised I am going to walk you through all the modifications that have been done, just in case if you need it someday.

It was my first raglan shaped pullover! I can’t believe it took me so long to get to it. Usually I prefer set-in-sleeve or drop-shoulder sweaters.

Knitting Cable Sweater

First of all, I chose the simple stockinette stitch background instead of the rib pattern. I loved the cable panel so much that I wanted it to stand out as much as possible, and the stockinette seems less busy to me.

Knitting Cable SweaterEdges. I just don’t like when cables start growing out of nowhere. The rib pattern was too complicated to introduce so it would naturally flow into the cables, so I took the easy road and made a folded hem knit on needles, size 3mm (the body itself was knit on 4 mm). I cast on with Backwards Loop (aka e-loop) method. It’s important to use this method, as it allows you to pick up the cast on stitches later when you fold the hem. Then I knitted 13 rows and on the 14th row I picked up the cast-on stitches and knit them together with the ones on the needle.  I think it gives the sweater a neat finished look.

Knitting Cable Sweater

The wrong side

Knitting Cable Sweater

 The same was done on the sleeves.

Knitting Cable SweaterCable panel. I decided not to repeat the cable panel on the back as the pattern suggested. On the one hand it surely saves your time and yarn, on the other hand you need to spend some extra time doing math to calculate the proper number of stitches for simple stockinette stitch back instead of cable panel.

Knitting Cable SweaterNeckline. I preferred the 1*1 rib pattern to 2*2.  I picked up stitches with 4 mm needle, knit two rows with 3.5 mm needle and finished with 3 mm needle. This way the neckline flows along your neck and doesn’t pucker.

Knitting Cable Sweater

As it was my first raglan sweater, I did a bind off on the front part similar to the set-in-sleeve pullover.

Knitting Cable Sweater

So I had to hide the extra fabric at the neckline in the ribbing.

Knitting Cable Sweater

I crocheted the chain along the neckline and picked the stitches from that chain. I think it helped to hide all the flaws.

Knitting Cable Sweater

I hope it helped if you are considering this pattern. I really enjoyed making it.

By | 2016-04-10T09:02:55+00:00 January 6th, 2015|Finished Objects, Knitting|8 Comments

8 Comments

  1. Julie January 8, 2015 at 11:58 am - Reply

    your sweater is stunning! It’s even more beautiful than the original, and I love your mods, especially at the hems and sleeves. Great job!

  2. theresa January 8, 2015 at 1:45 pm - Reply

    It looks awesome and I like it better than the original pic! Great work!

    • Alina January 8, 2015 at 4:24 pm - Reply

      Thank you, Theresa! I hope you are inspired to knit it someday. It’s really an amazing pattern.

  3. Rebecca January 9, 2015 at 4:08 am - Reply

    Thanks for taking the time to really document your mods. They were fascinating. I love the neck treatment particularly as it gives the whole sweater something very strong to hang from. This is much better than seamless options for something as heavy and drapey as cotton. Very very smart mods. The whole look of the garment is well fitting and finished, super professional. Well done you!

    • Alina January 9, 2015 at 7:02 am - Reply

      Thank you, Rebecca! I love seams – they give the structure to the garment.

  4. Anya Rocha January 11, 2015 at 11:05 pm - Reply

    Just found this sweater picture when looking for cable needles, and was wondering where you got this pattern, or if you had it for sale. Sorry this is the first time on your site so I’m not sure how you work. Thanks

    • Alina January 11, 2015 at 11:13 pm - Reply

      Hello, Anya! This pattern is by Melissa Leapman for “Creative Cables”. The link to Ravelry pattern page is right under the first picture. I am not sure if this pattern is being sold individually. It is a part of a “Creative Cables: 25 Innovative Designs in Debbie Bliss Rialto Yarns”. The book is really worth buying. All patterns are magnificent there. Hope it helped!

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