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Bamboozle Raglan Short Sleeve

 
with Lace and Cable front panel
   (This is a Knit from Top Down Sweater)

Designed and Knit by Gail Tanquary for Crystal Palace Yarns

Bamboozle's elastic content means it will not grow lengthwise.

Materials:
Crystal Palace Bamboozle (55% bamboo, 24% cotton, 21% Elastic Nylon):
9 (9, 10, 11, 12) 50-gr. balls shown #in 9800 'painted iris'
Crystal Palace Bamboo  or Daisy Needles:
Size 5 and 8 - 26" circular needles, size 8 - 35" circular needle, Size 5 and 8 straight needles
Stitch Markers, one in different color

Finished Bust Measurement: 36 (40, 44, 48, 52) inches

Gauge: 20 sts = 4 inches
Be sure to do a gauge swatch
- due to the elasticity of Bamboozle you should knit swatch, let it rest overnight and measure gauge.

The sweater is knitted from the top down, requiring sewing only at the underarm sleeve edges only. The yos in each round are the raglan increases.

Stitch Instruction:
LT: Left Twist -- knit into the back of the second st on the left-hand needle, then knit into the front of the first st. Slip them both off the needle.

Pattern Panel
Row 1: P2, LT, K3, P2 - K1 (yo, K3, sl 1, K2 tog, psso, K3, yo, K1) 2 (3, 4, 4, 4) times - P2, LT, K3, P2.
Row 2: P2, K5, P2 - Knit - P2, K5, P2.
Row 3: P2, K1, LT, K2, P2 - P1 (K1, yo, K2, sl 1, K2tog, psso, K2, yo, K1, P1) 2 (3, 4, 4, 5) times - P2, K1, LT, K2, P2.
Row 4: P2, K5, P2 - P1 (K9, P1) 2 (3, 4, 4, 5) times - P2, K5, P2.
Row 5: P2, K2, LT, K1, P2 - P1 (K2, yo, K1, sl 1, K2tog, psso, K1, yo, K2, P1) 2 (3, 4, 4, 5) times - P2, K2, LT, K1, P2.
Row 6: P2, K5, P2 - P1 (K9, P1) 2 (3, 4, 4, 5) times
Row 7: P2, K3, LT, P2 - P1 (K3, yo, sl 1, K2tog, psso, yo, K3, P1) 2m (3, 4, 4, 5) times - P2, K3, LT, P2.
Row 8: P2, K5, P2 - Knit - P2, 5, P2.

Directions [edited for size 44 march 14 '07]
Cast on 79 (91, 99, 103, 105) sts. Do not join into a round. You will join round later. You are first making the back and shoulders of this Top Down sweater first. Markers are placed to guide increases to form the raglan sleeves, later a marker is added in a different color to indicate beg of rounds.
Row 1 (wrong side): P1, place marker, P23 (25, 25, 25, 26), place marker, P31 (39, 47, 51, 51), place marker, P23 (25, 25, 25, 26), place marker, P1.
Row 2: K across the row, increasing before and after each marker
Row 3: Purl
Row 4: Inc in first 2 sts, sl marker, inc in next st, K across, increasing before and after each marker, inc in last st.
Row 5: Purl
Row 6: Inc in first st, *K to 1 st before next marker, yo, K1, sl marker, K1, yo*. Rep between * to last st, inc in last st.
Row 7: Purl
Repeat last 2 rows until there are 8 (10, 10, 12, 12) sts before first marker and after last marker.
P 1 row. [117 (139, 147, 161, 163) sts.]

Next row forms center front of sweater: Turn, and with right side facing and using cable cast-on method, cast on 23 (29,33, 39, 39) sts for center front. Do not turn work.
K across sts of right front
(right=right side of sweater as worn) and right sleeve without increasing.
Place a different color marker to designate this as beginning of rounds from here on.
Next round: *K1, yo, K to 1 st before next marker, yo, K1.* Repeat between * around, joining the round.
K 1 round without increases.
From now on you will be knitting sweater in the round.

Begin Pattern:
Note: Place markers at beginning and end of pattern panel, using different colors or tying string to them to differentiate from raglan markers.

Rnd 1: K1, yo, K across back to 1 st before marker, yo, K1, sl marker, K1, yo, K across left sleeve, to 1 st before marker, yo, K1, sl marker, K1, yo, K 1 (1. 0 , 3, 3), place marker with string, work row 1 of pattern panel, place marker with string, K 1 (1, 0, 3, 3), complete round as established, making raglan increases.

Rnd 2: K even, but work row 2 of pattern panel.

Continue in this manner, working all 8 rows of pattern panel, increasing at raglan seams on alternate rounds until there are 91 (101, 111, 121, 131) sts on front and back. End by working a row without increases.

Divide at Underarm: K across back without increasing. Using straight size 8 needle, K across sts of left sleeve without increasing. Leave remaining sts on circular needle, using it as a holder.
Working on sleeve sts only, continue in stockinette st for 7 more rows, ending by working a wrong side row.

Begin short rows on sleeve:
K to within 10 sts of end, turn. P to within 10 sts of end, turn.
K to within 10 sts of gap formed by turning, turn. P to within 10 sts of gap formed by turning, turn. Repeat the last two rows 4 times more.

Next row: K across, knitting together the 2 sts on each side of the gap formed by working short rows.
Purl one row, purling together the 2 sts on each side of the gap formed by working short rows.
Change to size 5 needle and work K1-P1 ribbing for 1". Bind off loosely in pattern.

Re-attach yarn to sts of front and K across using circular needle, working appropriate row of lace pattern panel. Using straight needles, work second sleeve to match the first.

Re-attach yarn to back and work across, joining front (working appropriate row of pattern panel) and back. Continue working in the round as established to 16.5 (17, 17.5, 18, 18) inches or 2" less than desired length from underarm.

Change to size 5 - 26" circular needle and work 2" in K1-P1 ribbing.
Bind off loosely in rib pattern, using tip of larger needle.

Neck Edging: Using size 5 - 16" circular needle, pick up and K 1 st in every cast-on sts around neck, pick up and K 9 (10, 12, 12) sts along shaped edges on front section. Work in K1-P1 ribbing for 1". Bind off.

Designed and Knit by Gail Tanquary for Crystal Palace Yarns
Visit Gail's shop, Alameda Yarn Co., Alameda, CA if you are in the East Bay area.


copyright 2007 Crystal Palace Yarns/Straw Into Gold, Inc. - We are happy to share this pattern with knitters. The pattern may be used for non-commercial personal or knitting guild use. It is not to be used in any publication in print nor should it be reproduced in electronic/digital format without permission. Knitting Shops carrying Crystal Palace Yarns Bamboozle are welcome to use this free pattern for their customers.

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