Crystal Palace Yarns For
Bamboozle Raglan Short Sleeve
with Lace and Cable front panel
(This is a Knit from Top Down Sweater)
Designed and Knit by Gail
for Crystal Palace Yarns
Bamboozle's elastic content means it will not grow
Crystal Palace Bamboozle
bamboo, 24% cotton, 21% Elastic Nylon):
9 (9, 10, 11, 12) 50-gr. balls shown #in 9800 'painted
Crystal Palace Bamboo or
Size 5 and 8 - 26" circular needles, size 8 - 35" circular needle, Size 5 and 8
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 yo’s in each round are the raglan
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
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
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.
Note: Place markers at beginning and end of pattern
panel, using different colors or tying string to them to differentiate from
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
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
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
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.
Crystal Palace Yarns, Richmond, CA
phone: 510-237-9988, fax: 510-237-9809