The I love cappuccino raglan knitted sweater is a classic, top-down raglan sweater with a simple construction, perfect to knit if you are a beginner. The entire raglan sweater is knitted in one piece, with no seams. The raglan sweater is knitted in rounds only on the right side and has a knit one-stitch purl one-stitch rib, so if you only know how to knit the knit stitch and the purl stitch, this knitted sweater is perfect for you! The increase for this sweater is very easy, you just pick up the yarn that connects the stitches and knit it (you have the written instructions step by step described below, with a picture too).
This raglan knitted sweater was born because my sister asked me to make a pattern that she can knit. She is a beginner and she just picked up the knitting needles after many years. She is knitting this sweater and she is doing great! I’m very proud of her! She learned so fast how to increase for raglan and started right away to knit her sweater. But, I think what I love the most about her starting again to knit is that we can speak about yarn, she bought so much yarn in such little time, and soon she will have a bigger stash than mine. Now she is a true knitter!
I didn’t plan to make this sweater for myself, but after I finished the yoke I loved it so much that I had to finish it. That’s why this sweater has this color combo. I’ve started to knit it with some leftover yarn thinking I have enough for the yoke. But I fell in love with the simplicity of this raglan knitted sweater and I’ve decided that I need one too. So I choose a color to work with my first yarn and here it is!
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For my I love cappuccino raglan knitted sweater, I’ve used 150g Baby Dream milky brown 100% Antipilling Acrylic (2 x 100 g; 100 g= 265 m/ 3.53= 289 yards) and 200 g Baby Dream light camel, 3.5 mm circular needles for the ribbing, and a 4.5 mm needle for the rest of the sweater, optional double pointed needles size 4.5 mm.
This yarn is a really soft yarn with great, airy volume, suitable for crochet and knitting projects. It is produced from 100% antipilling acrylic of very high quality and comes in a huge selection of colors. Items knitted with anti-pilling yarn are resilient against pilling and fuzz that can occur while using or washing. Since these are more durable than other acrylic fibers, they wear down slower. Additionally, they carry less static electricity. Anti-pilling yarns are machine washable and dryable. Whether you knit or crochet with this yarn, the stitches will stand out nicely and clearly. If you’re allergic to wool, or if you want to opt out of animal fibers for other reasons, you can replace it with this great acrylic yarn for a soft and lovely result. The soft yarn is suitable for lots of creative, colorful projects. It definitely does not scratch and is comfortable to work with and wear on the body. Here you can buy this great yarn: http://bit.ly/3whv3g0
RS= right side;
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The gauge for the stitch for 10 x 10 cm (4 x 4 inches): 21 stitches and 32 rows.
The final dimensions of my sweater: are 45 cm/ 17.7 inches in width (90 cm/ 35.4 inches circumference) and 51 cm/ 20 inches long. The instructions are written for this size, for the rest of the sizes you can find the written instructions on the printable version.
The printable version has the written instructions for the sizes XS; S; M; L; XL; 2X; 3X; 4X; 5X.
The printable version is for purchase HERE.
Size Guide + Finished Measurements of the I love cappuccino knitted sweater and yarn:
- XS: 90 cm/35.4 inches chest circumference, and 51 cm/ 20 inches long; 350 g 100% antipilling acrylic
- S: 95 cm/ 37 inches chest circumference, and 53 cm/ 21 inches long; 400 g 100% antipilling acrylic
- M: 105 cm/ 41 inches chest circumference, and 55 cm/ 22 inches long; 400 g 100% antipilling acrylic
- L: 114 cm/ 45 inches chest circumference, and 57 cm/ 22.5 inches long; 450g antipilling acrylic
- XL: 122 cm/ 48 inches chest circumference, 59 cm/ 23 inches long; 500 g antipilling acrylic
- 2X: 129.5 cm/ 51 inches chest circumference, 61 cm/ 24 inches long; 550 g antipilling acrylic
- 3X: 141 cm/ 55.5 inches chest circumference, 63 cm/ 25 inches long; 600 g antipilling acrylic
- 4X: 152 cm/ 60 inches chest circumference, 65 cm/ 25. 5 inches long; 650 g antipilling acrylic
- 5X: 162 cm/ 64 inches chest circumference, 67 cm/ 26 inches long. 650 g antipilling acrylic.
The sweater is knitted top down;
The neck and yoke are worked in the round with a circular needle, from mid back and top down.
The yoke is divided for the body and sleeves and the body is continued in the round with a circular needle.
The sleeves are worked with short circular needles/double-pointed needles, top down.
The increases for the raglan: increase 1 stitch on each side of all the markers (except for the beginning/ending round stitch marker). This means you’ll increase with 8 stitches on every other round.
How to increase to raglan:
1. Insert the right needle under the yarn that connects the stitches (as the arrow indicates in the first image in the photo below);
2. Raise the loop and move it to the left needle (as shown in the second image in the photo below);
3. Reinsert the right needle and twist the loop;
4. Knit the twisted loop as a normal stitch;
5. Continue to work on the next stitches as the pattern indicates.
You’ll increase in this way following this rule: knit until you reach the stitch marker, then increase 1 stitch, move the stitch marker on the right needle, knit 1 stitch, move the stitch marker on the right needle, and increase 1 stitch. DO NOT INCREASE FOR THE BEGINNING/ENDING ROUND STITCH MARKER!
The instructions for the I love cappuccino knitted sweater:
Cast on an even number of stitches, for my sweater I’ve started with 104 stitches. Start with the 3.5 mm circular needle.
For my knitted sweater, I’ve used the 1×1 rib, the most basic rib. This is a reversible pattern, and very easy to knit.
1. Round 1: Place the stitch marker on the right needle and *k1, p1*; repeat *-* to end;
Repeat the ribbing until you have 6 rows.
You will make all the measurements starting from here.
Start the next round with the 4.5 mm needles.
1. Round 1: knit 20 stitches (these sts are the first half of the back of the sweater); place a stitch marker, knit 1 stitch, place a stitch marker; knit 10 stitches the stitches for the 1st sleeve); place a stitch marker, knit 1 stitch, place a stitch marker; knit 40 stitches (the front of the sweater); place a stitch marker, knit 1 stitch, place a stitch marker; knit 10 stitches (the second sleeve); place a stitch marker, knit 1 stitch, place a stitch marker; knit 20 stitches ( the second half of the back of the sweater) and place the last stitch marker. The last stitch marker can be different ( another color or shape) because this one is to mark the beginning/ the end of the round.
2. Round 2: Place the first stitch marker on the right needle to start the round; knit 20 stitches, increase to raglan; move the stitch marker on the right needle, knit 1 stitch; move the stitch marker on the right needle and increase to raglan; knit 10 stitches; increase to raglan; move the stitch marker on the right needle, knit 1 stitch; move the stitch marker on the right needle and increase to raglan; knit 40 stitches; increase to raglan; move the stitch marker on the right needle, knit 1 stitch; move the stitch marker on the right needle and increase to raglan; knit 10 stitches; increase to raglan; move the stitch marker on the right needle, knit 1 stitch; move the stitch marker on the right needle and increase to raglan; knit 20 stitches.
You should have 8 more stitches compared to the previous round, (for my size, I have 112 stitches).
3. Round 3: knit to end;
4. Round 4: Place the first stitch marker on the right needle to start the round; knit to the stitch marker, *increase to raglan; move the stitch marker on the right needle, knit 1 stitch; move the stitch marker on the right needle and increase to raglan, knit to the stitch marker*. Repeat *-* to the end of the round. You should have 8 more stitches compared to the previous round, (for my size, I have 120 stitches).
5. Round 5: knit to end;
Repeat the pattern from round 4 until you have 288 stitches (15 cm /6 inches).
Continue to knit without increasing for 2 more cm/1 inches; keep the stitch markers as they are on the needle.
Starting with the next round we will knit the body of the sweater.
Round 1: knit to the stitch marker (43 stitches- the first half of the back) take off the stitch marker and knit the next stitch too, take off the stitch marker and place the stitches for the sleeves on a thread (56 stitches); take off the next stitch marker, cast on 6 stitches and knit the next stitch, take off the stitch marker and knit the next stitches (the stitches for the front part- 86 stitches); take off the stitch marker, knit the next stitch, take off the stitch marker and place the stitches for the sleeves on a thread (56 stitches); take off the stitch marker, cast on 6 stitches and knit the next stitch, take off the stitch marker and knit to the end of the round (43 more stitches- the second half of the back).
Keep the last stitch marker, this one marks the beginning/ ending of the round.
For my sweater, I have 56 stitches for each sleeve and 188 stitches for the body.
Round 2: knit to the end;
Continue to knit every round until the body measures 30 cm (12 inches). Then change to a circular needle size 3.5 mm and knit the rib (knit 1, purl 1) for 5 cm/ 2 inches. Bind off, secure the last stitch, and weave in. The sweater measures approx. 51 cm/ 20 inches.
With the 4.5 mm needles (you can use the circular needles or the double-pointed needles) pick up 3 stitches between the stitches from the thread and the cast-on stitches from the body ( see the photo below), continue to pick up 1 stitch in each of the 6 stitches cast on under the sleeve, pick up 3 more stitches on the side between the stitches you just made and the stitches from the thread and continue to place on the needle the stitches from the thread (56 stitches). Place here a stitch marker to mark the beginning/ending of the round. For my sleeve, I have 68 stitches.
Knit in rounds until you have the desired length for the sleeve. Knit in the round for 4o cm/ 16 inches and with the 3.5 mm needles continue to knit the rib for 5 cm/ 2 inches.
Repeat the same pattern for the second sleeve.
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- Lace knit scarf;
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