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A cute autumn sweater with a top down raglan construction, worked flat in one piece.
SIZE - written for M (bust 36-38"), but easily adaptable to any size (notes in pattern).
YARN (MC) - Debbie Bliss Merino Chunky (100% superwash wool), 9 balls.
NEEDLES - 5.5mm circ (worked flat)
difficulty *
time **

Button bands are worked into the knitting in garter stitch, not picked up afterwards. Because of this the sides of the knitting form edges of garment so slipping first stitch on every row gives a neater edge. Also, when you come to start a new ball of yarn, knit the first 6 stitches of every row with the old ball first.

The sections are arranged and worked as foll: front left (narrower, with buttons), sleeve, back, sleeve, front right (wider, with buttonholes).

Increases used are as foll: Pick up bar between current and next stitch and knit into the back of it.

To resize simply cast on more or fewer stitches and keep trying on to gauge fit.

Posted by What Katie Does from London, United Kingdom • Published See What Katie Does's 5 projects »
  • Step 1


    CO 96 sts

    Row 1: Slip 1, K 5, work in 2 x 2 rib to last 6 sts, K 6
    Work this row 5 times more.

    Row 7: (RS) Slip 1, K 5, pm, K 13, pm, K 32, pm, K 13, pm, K to end
    Row 8: (WS) Slip 1, K5, P to last 6 sts, K6
    Row 9: Slip 1, (K to within 1 st of marker, M1, K2, M1) to end
    Row 10: as row 8

    Every 10th row (RS) work a buttonhole as folls: Work as Row 9 to last 6 sts, K3, yo, k2tog, K to end

    Rep rows 9-10 until the sweater fits around the chest and under arms (to try, put front, back and sleeves on separate holders or waste yarn).

    Knit left front, back and right front onto one needle and work flat and even (keeping garter st border and buttonholes correct) until you've made 10 buttonholes (work should meas about 14" from underarm). You can add some waist shaping into the sides if you like a snugger fit. Work in 2x2 rib for 4", keeping garter st edge correct and adding two more buttonholes. BO loosely.

    Knit sleeves in round, decreasing 2 sts (k2tog, k2, ssk) at underarm seam every 8 rows. finish off with 4" of 2x2 rib and BO.

    Block and sew on 12 large buttons.

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martha I.
martha I. · 2 projects
nice, love the side button design
Sarah (=
Sarah (= · Ustka, Pomeranian Voivodeship, PL · 1 project
this is adorable!
Becks S.
Becks S. · U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado, US · 36 projects
that is really cute! :]
CraftingFairy · Milford, Connecticut, US · 10 projects
i can't wait to make one
CraftingFairy · Milford, Connecticut, US · 10 projects
i can't wait to make one
gabriela g.
gabriela g. · Col, Scotland, GB · 2 projects
love itttt...but I've got one problem....I don't know how to knit!!! 'bit pathetic me....
DIS.AR.RAY · Las Vegas, Nevada, US · 32 projects
That is so cool! Happy Awesome sauce. Happy
Patricia S.
Patricia S. · Roma, Queensland, AU · 5 projects
That's gorgeous!
michelle G.
michelle G. · Antigonish, Nova Scotia, CA · 1258 projects
cute, love it
Roma · 19 projects
Thankyou for being so generous! I've been lusting after this sweater for a while now. Excited!
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