This classic raglan sweater pattern is named and designed for Karin Maag-Tanchak (pronounced kaa-riin), the talented dyer and creative talent behind The Periwinkle Sheep. My tribute to her is an elegant design with two neckline options. The moss stitch rib is a classic texture perfect for showcasing yarns with outstanding colour, recovery and depth, such as Karin’s non-superwash merino worsted. The kettle dyed effect is absolutely stunning.
If you’ve been disappointed by badly fitting raglans, or raglans uncomfortable at the neck, you’re in safe hands here. This seamed design incorporates tailoring and short row shaping to guarantee a good fit through the upper arm and shoulder. Many raglan sweater patterns do not redistribute enough ease through the sleeve, and with Karin you can work exactly the short row shaping required for your unique shape. You’ll never fidget with your neckband again!
Karin is knitted from the bottom up in pieces. Both neckline variations (cowl and crew) are worked in the round for a smooth, seamless finish.
The moss stitch rib is an easy two-row repeat, so there’s no need to follow a chart. Plus, the fully-fashioned raglan shaping adds a pretty detail. Karin’s generous sleeve length is perfect for slipping over your hands, and the full cuffs add beautiful drape. This is a sweater to reach for on cold days, not to mention a perfect sofa project.
- Directional decreasing (ssk, sssk, k2tog, k3tog, ssp, sssp, p2tog, p3tog)
- Make 1 style increases (M1L, M1R)
- German short rows
Karin is available in 12 sizes. Please see the schematic drawing for further information.
The sample was knitted in The Periwinkle Sheep NSW merino worsted, 100g, 215yds/196m. I used Rose Gold for the sample, but there are PLENTY of gorgeous colours in Karin’s range. You won’t be disappointed!
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