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Knitting Pattern: Raglan Sweater: raglan

This is a hand knit sweater pattern that I designed for use with my handspun Shetland wool. I designed the pattern using knitting software by Knitware.ca
This knitting pattern makes a raglan sleeve jumper and is knit on circular needles from the bottom up. It is knit in a simple stocking stitch, but you can add your own special touches to it with a knitted motif such as the Sarah Lund jumper designs, or a cable knit.

Shetland handspun yarn

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Circular Bottom-Up Hip length Straight Pullover with Ribbing

Raglan shoulder with Full length Lantern/Straight sleeves with Ribbing
Round (crew) front neck and Flat back neck with Single Band collar

YARN DESCRIPTION:
SHETLAND HANDSPUN; NATURAL; PURE SHETLAND WOOL; HANDWASH ONLY

GAUGE DATA:
Gauge (Stocking Stitch over 4 in = 10 cm): 13.0 sts by 17.0 rows.
Body knit by hand on 8 mm circular needles
Ribbing knit by hand on 10 mm circular needles

FINISHED DIMENSIONS: (ins): … with Moderate fit.

Ladies 32 36 40 44
Chest: 36.7 40.4 43.6 47.8
Armhole: 16.6 17.4 18.6 19.4
Top Neck Opening: 6.0 6,5 7.0 8.0
Hem Width: 6.9 7.3 7.7 8.0
Front Neck Width: 3.0 3.3 3.5 3.8
Sleeve Top: 12.1 13.1 14.3 15.1
Front Neck Depth: 3.3 3.6 3.9 4.1
Hem Width: 35.6 39.2 42.3 46.4
Sleeve Bottom: 12.1 13.1 14.3 15.1
Sleeve Length: 16.5 16.8 17.0 17.0
Body Length: 27.0 28.1 29.1 29.8
Hem Length: 2.0 2.0 2.3 2.3
Collar Length: 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0
Hem Length: 2.5 2.5 2.8 2.8
Yarn Required in Grams 550-650 grams 600-750 grams 650-800 grams 700-850 grams

Because handspun yarns can vary quite a bit in weight, I have given approximate estimates of the amount of yarn required.

Note: Read ALL these instructions thoroughly BEFORE starting to knit. There may be sections where there are two shapings to work at the same time (such as necklines or waist shaping).

BODY: (HEM TO ARMHOLE)
1. Cast on 116 sts [128,138,150] on size 10 circular needle. Join the circle, taking care not to twist the stitches. Mark the side ‘seams’ at the beginning and at the halfway point(58 sts)[64,69,75]. Work in K1P1 ribbing for 2.5 ins. Inc 4 [4,4 ,6] sts evenly across the round to 120 sts [132,142,156]total.
2. Change to size 8 circular needle and Stocking Stitch. Work even until piece measures 16.2 [16.9,16.9,17.2]ins (69 rounds)[72,72,73], excluding hem.

raglan back

raglan front

SLEEVES: (HEM TO ARMHOLE)
1. Cast on 22 sts [24,25,26] on size 10 dp needles. Join the circle, taking care not to twist the stitches. Mark the ‘seam’ at the beginning of the round. Work in K1P1 ribbing for 2.0 ins.[2.00,2.3,2.3] Inc 17 sts [19,21,23] evenly across the round to 39 sts [43,46,49] total.
2. Change to size 8 dp needles and Stocking Stitch.
3. Work even until sleeve measures 14.5 ins [14.7,14.7,14.7] (62 rounds)[63,63,63], excluding hem.
4. Place these sts on a holder and work the second sleeve.

raglan sleeve

JOINING BODY AND SLEEVES:
1. Mark the front so you know which part of the body it is.
2. Underarm sts (four sets). Transfer 6[6,6 ,8] sts to a holder, centred at each of the four ‘seam’ markers on the body and the sleeves. These sts will be left unworked until the top shaping is complete, then sewn or grafted together to join the body and sleeve at the armhole.
3. Hold (and temporarily pin) the sleeves beside the body (all right side out), with the underarm sts and ‘seams’ matching. With the right side facing, and starting where the back meets the left sleeve, pick up and knit sts as follows: 33 [37,40,41] from the left sleeve, 54[60,65,70] from the front, 33 [37,40,41]from the right sleeve and 54[60,65,70] from the back. Total 174 sts [194,210,222]. At the same time, place four markers for the raglan shaping, one at each boundary between body and sleeve. Reminder: do NOT work the underarm sts.

RAGLAN YOKE:

SIZE 32
1. Work raglan shaping as follows: dec 1 st at front/back sides of each raglan marker on every 2nd round 17 times. At the same time, dec 1 st at sleeve sides of each raglan marker on every 3rd round 4 times, then every 2nd round 11 times. Work this raglan shaping while incorporating the front neckline shaping in the following steps.

SIZE 36
1. Work raglan shaping as follows: dec 1 st at front/back sides of each raglan marker on every 2nd round 16 times, then every round 4 times. At the same time, dec 1 st at sleeve sides of each raglan marker on every 3rd round once, then every 2nd round 16 times. Work this raglan shaping while incorporating the front neckline shaping in the following steps.

SIZE40
1. Work raglan shaping as follows: dec 1 st at front/back sides of each raglan marker on every 2nd round 18 times, then every round 3 times. At the same time, dec 1 st at sleeve sides of each raglan marker on every 2nd round 19 times. Work this raglan shaping while incorporating the front neckline shaping in the following steps.

SIZE44
1. Work raglan shaping as follows: dec 1 st at front/back sides of each raglan marker on every 2nd round 18 times, then every round 5 times. At the same time, dec 1 st at sleeve sides of each raglan marker on every 3rd round twice, then every 2nd round 17 times. Work this raglan shaping while incorporating the front neckline shaping in the following steps

2. Front Neckline. When yoke measures 5.0 ins [5.1,5.4,5.7] (at round 21)[21,23,25], break yarn at end of round and start neckline shaping as follows.
3. Divide for neck. Mark center 10 sts [10,11,12] of the front section for the bottom of neckline (13 sts [16,17,18] each side on the front). Slip sts between end of round and right neckline marker onto the right hand needle. With right side facing, rejoin yarn at left neckline marker, place sts between neckline markers on a holder, and work all the way around to the other neckline marker. From this point on, work back and forth in rows, instead of in rounds.
4. Shape neck. Dec 1 st at neck edge every row 3 [3,3,4]times.
5. Work even at neck edges, continuing raglan shaping. Continue work to total 36 rows [37,40,42] for yoke (28 sts remaining)[28,29,32].

ROUND (CREW) FRONT NECK SINGLE BAND COLLAR:
1. Transfer yoke sts to size 10 circular needle, then pick up and work 11 sts [12,14,15] from left front neck edge, 10 sts [10,11,12] from front neck holder, 11 sts [12,14,15] from right front neck edge. Total 60 sts.[62,68,74]
2. Work 1.0 ins (5 rows) in K1P1 ribbing.
3. Cast off loosely.

FINISHING:
1. Graft or sew the sleeve and body sts together at the underarms.
2. Darn/weave/sew in all loose ends.

Handknit Jumpers

Sarah Lund Brown Sweater
Sarah Lund White Jumper

Hand Spun Yarn

Shetland Handspun yarn
Hand Spun Shetland Knitting Yarn
Shop for my hand spun knitting yarns at Folksy. Lovely when knit as a ‘Lund’ style jumper.
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Knitting Without Tears: Basic Techniques and Easy-to-Follow Directions for Garments to Fit All Sizes

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Knitting Pattern: Sarah Lund Brown Sweater Motif

The Killing is a Danish TV series that has recently been broadcast in the UK. The show is about a Danish police detective who is trying to solve a murder. In the show she wears a couple of beautiful handknit sweaters: A white wool sweater with a natural brown star pattern, and a brown version with a white diamond pattern. The sweaters are knit in a traditional Faroes Island technique.

Sarah Lund White Sweater
The knitting motif design for Sarah Lund’s White Jumper.

Sirri Faroese Yarn
Where to buy wool for knitting this sweater. I think this sweater would also be stunning knit with natural handspun yarns.

The Killing will be available for purchase in a DVD box set via Amazon.co.uk on April 4, 2011. The show is in Danish, with English subtitles. Series 2 and 3 have also been produced and will be airing on BBC at a later date. A US version of this series is being developed.

The Killing – Series 1

The Killing is available for purchase in a DVD box set via Amazon.co.uk. The show is in Danish, with English subtitles. Series 2 and 3 have also been produced and will be airing on BBC at a later date.

The Killing – Series 2

A US version of this series has been produced recently and is being aired on TV AMC – The Killing
The Killing Series 1 – US
The US version of The Killing will be available on DVD soon.

Here is my version of the diamond knitting motif used in this handknit sweater.

sarah lund brown sweater

Sarah Lund Red Sweater

The new season of The Killing is starting this week.
Now Sarah wears a new red sweater. Here is a link to the pattern for the new red Sarah Lund Sweater.
And a copy of the snowflake pattern.
This website is in Danish. If you use the Chrome browser, it has a feature that will translate the page to English for you.

Handspun, Handknit Jumpers

If you are looking for something a bit different, how about a Sami-style handknit sweater? These are handknit from handspun pure white merino wool, and decorated with a Sami-style handwoven band – in Sami traditional colors, of course.
Isin Sweaters

How Long Does it Take?
How long does it take to knit a jumper?

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Knitting Pattern: Sarah Lund – White Sweater Motif

If you live in the UK, you may be familiar with the TV series ‘The Killing’ (Forbrydelsen) that has been on for the past several weeks, about a Danish police detective Sarah Lund, played by Sofie Gråbøl. Besides being a very intriguing crime thriller that has me staying home on a Saturday night to watch the next episode, the handknit jumpers that Sarah has been wearing are quite beautiful.

Sarah Lund Interview
In an interview with Sofie Gråbøl by the Guardian, Sofie tells about the decision to wear the jumper. “It tells of a woman who has so much confidence in herself that she doesn’t have to use her sex to get what she wants. She’s herself….
Also I was brought up in the 70s in a very left-wing politically active scene and I wore those sweaters. To me, a sweater like that tells of a person who deep down believes in soft values, togetherness. She works in a cynical world and she is cynical herself, but the sweater says that maybe deep down there’s a longing to, I don’t know, sit around a fire with a guitar!”

Gudrun and Gudrun
If you don’t want to hand knit the sweater yourself, you can order one.

Sirri Faroese Yarn
Where to buy wool for knitting this sweater. You will need about 400 grams of Sirri yarn 3-ply undyed White and Dark Brown, Needle size 8 mm is recommended.
The jumper is knit with quite a loose stitch. But knit the jumper to fit very snugly, because the Sirri wool will stretch when you wear it.

The pullover is knit in a traditional Faroese star knitting design , using a basic raglan sleeve and crew neck sweater design.

I think that this sweater would be quite stunning if knit using natural handspun wool yarns. I may have to purchase some wool roving and spin myself some yarn.

The Killing – Series 1 DVD

The Killing is available for purchase in a DVD box set via Amazon.co.uk. The show is in Danish, with English subtitles. Series 2 and 3 have also been produced and will be airing on BBC at a later date.

The Killing – Series 2 DVD

A US version of this series has been produced recently and is being aired on TV AMC – The Killing
The Killing Series 1 – US DVD
The US version of The Killing will be available on DVD soon.

You Tube – The Killing – Forbrydelsen

 

Star Knitting Motif

Here is my version of the white sweater knitting motif

Sarah Lund Brown Sweater

In some episodes, Sarah wore a brown sweater that was similar but with a Diamond pattern rather than the Star.
Here is the Knitting pattern motif for this sweater.

Sarah Lund Brown Jumper Knitting Pattern

Raglan Sleeve Sweater Patterns

Raglan Jumper
A knitting pattern I designed that is knit from the bottom up.

Raglan Sleeve Sweater
A free sweater pattern knit from the top down.
Spindling Sweaters
A selection of sweater knitting patterns that you can purchase.
Knitware Design /Software
I find this software easy to use for designing sweaters for handwoven yarns. Knit a test swatch and the software calculates the pattern and yarn requirements.

Ravelry

Sarah Lund Jumper
A knitting project on Ravelry.

Sarah Lund Red Sweater

The new season 2 of The Killing is starting this week.
Now Sarah wears a new red sweater. Here is a link to the pattern for the new red Sarah Lund Sweater.
And a copy of the snowflake pattern.
This website is in Danish. If you use the Chrome browser, it has a feature that will translate the page to English for you.

Hand Spun Yarn

Shetland Handspun yarn
Hand Spun Shetland Knitting Yarn
I find Shetland fleece to be a bit softer and less scratchy than Gotland wool, so I prefer using it for hand knits.
Shop for my hand spun knitting yarns at Folksy. Lovely when knit as a ‘Lund’ style jumper.

Handspun, Handknit Jumpers

If you are looking for something a bit different, how about a Sami-style handknit sweater? These are handknit from handspun pure white merino wool, and decorated with a Sami-style handwoven band – in Sami traditional colors, of course.
Isin Sweaters

How Long Does it Take?
How long does it take to knit a jumper?

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