This time of year, many of us in the Northern Hemisphere are planning our fall and winter wardrobes. If you're a newer knitter, this is the perfect time to learn how to knit sweaters with our new eBook, Easy Seamless Sweaters to Knit.
We've chosen five of our favorite, and easiest, raglan sweater patterns from past issues of Knitscene and collected them in this eBook specifically with the newer knitter in mind. These five sweater knitting patterns are all top-down raglans with very little seaming at the end. One of the benefits of knitting sweaters from the top-down is that you can easily try them on as you're knitting, allowing you to easily check that the sweater is fitting as you go.
Included in this eBook is an article on the basic construction of raglan sweaters, and a few of our most popular knitted sweater patterns. Debbie O'Neill's Equinox Raglan is probably the easiest of the bunch—unfinished edges and a square neckline topped off with minimal waist shaping in a yarn that does all the color striping for you. The pattern is written for sizes 28¾ (32¾, 36, 40, 44, 48)" bust, shown in size 32¾" with zero ease.
Forever Tweed by Wendy Bernard is the perfect cozy, slouchy sweater for fall days, with an oversized collar and deeply ribbed hems. The finished sweater measures 36 (39, 42, 46, 50)" bust, and is shown in size 36" with 2" positive ease.
A marled yarn creates a tweed-like effect in Cecily Glowik MacDonald's Heather Raglan, worked in alternating rows of Stockinette and reverse Stockinette stitch. Knit this in sizes 35¼ (38½, 41½, 44¾, 48)" bust circumference (shown in size 35¼" with 1–2" positive ease).
Melissa Wehrle's Sigma Tee starts to get a little fancy, adding dropped stitches along the raglan lines. Still simple, but with a little extra sass, for sizes 33 (35, 37, 39, 43, 47)" bust.
And finally, the most challenging pattern in the collection is still a simple knit. Romi Hill's Rayonnant Pullover begins with a little bit of lace work for a pretty, feminine edge, then continues in easy Stockinette stitch with eyelets along the raglan lines. Choose from seven different sizes: 30 (31½, 34, 36¼, 39¼, 41½, 44½)" bust.
More experienced knitter? Grab this eBook and choose from five simple knitting patterns to knit a sweater in time for Rhinebeck! Everyone loves a new knitted sweater for the annual New York Sheep and Wool festival. These five sweater patterns are simple and fast to knit.