Kids Easy Raglan Sleeve Sweater Knitting Pattern

Kids Easy Raglan Sleeve Sweater Knitting Pattern- Beginner-friendly pattern for a classic raglan sleeve sweater.

This raglan sweater features a ribbed hem, ribbed sleeves and collar, and a relaxed shape. It is knit in 4 separate pieces using a basic stockinette stitch. If you’ve never knit a sweater before, this is a great one to try!

I decided to make use of some of my scrap yarn for this sweater, but it can easily be knit in a solid color.

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Kids Easy Raglan Sleeve Sweater Knitting Pattern

Yarn: #4 worsted weight yarn (you’ll need approximately 650 yards of yarn)

Needles: Size US 8 single point knitting needles and size US 8 16-inch circular knitting needles

Gauge: 2 inches = 8 sts.

Size: 3-4 years old

Pattern instructions

Back

**Cast on 62 sts. Work in K2, P2 ribbing for 2 inches, ending on a wrong side row. Knit 1 row increasing 1 stitch evenly along the row (63 sts)

Work in stockinette stitch until the piece measures 10 inches from the cast-on edge, ending on a purl row.

Shape Raglans:

(when working the front of the sweater, begin stripes here. Change colors on a knit side only. For reference, I worked 4 rows in green, 4 in mustard, 2 in blue, 2 in white, 2 in blue, 4 in mustard, and finished off the rest of the front in green.)

Cast off 2 sts at the beginning of the next 2 rows. (65 sts)

Next row: (right side) K2. ssk. Knit to last 4 sts. K2tog. K2.
Next row: P2. P2tog. Purl to last 4 sts. P2tog. P2.

Row 1: (right side). K2. ssk. Knit to last 4 sts. K2tog. K2.
Row 2: Purl.**
Repeat these 2 rows 15 times more. Leave remaining 23 sts on a stitch holder.

Front

Work from ** to ** as given for the Back.
Rep last 2 rows 8 times more. (37 sts)

Shape neck

Row 1: (right side). K2. ssk. Knit 10 for the neck edge. Turn.
Row 2: Purl.
Row 3: K2. ssk. Knit to last 2 sts. K2tog.
Repeat the last 2 rows 2 times more. (5 sts)
Next row: P5.
Next row: K1. ssk. K2tog.
Next row: P3.
Next row: K1. ssk.
Next row: P2.
Next row: ssk. Fasten off.

With right side facing, slip next 13 sts onto a stitch holder.

Row 1: (right side). Rejoin yarn to remaining stitches. Knit to last 4 sts. K2tog. K2.
Row 2: Purl across
Row 3: ssk. Knit to last 4 sts. K2tog. K2.
Repeat the last 2 rows 2 times more. (5 sts)
Next row: P5.
Next row: ssk. K2tog. K1.
Next row: P3.
Next row: K2tog. K1.
Next row: P2.
Next row: K2tog. Fasten off.

Sleeves

(Begin stripes after the cuff. Change colors on a knit side only. For reference, I worked 4 rows in each color.)

Cast on 34 sts.
Work in K2, P2 ribbing for 2 inches. ending on a wrong side row.

Knit 1 row, increasing 3 stitches evenly across. (37 sts)
Work 6 rows in stocking stitch.
Inc 1 st each end of next row and the following 6th row until there are
43 sts.

Next row: Inc 1 st each end of next row and following 6th rows until there are 49 sts.

Continue to work in stockinette stitch even until piece measures 9 1/2 inches from the cast-on edge.

Shape raglans:

Cast off 2 sts at the beginning of the next 2 rows. (45 sts)
Row 1: (right side). K2. ssk. Knit to last 4 sts. K2tog. K2.
Row 2: P2. P2tog. Purl to last 4 sts. P2togtbl. P2.
Row 3: As 1st row.
Row 4: Purl across.
Rep last 4 rows 1 more time (33 sts)

Row 1: (right side). K2. ssk. Knit to last 4 sts. K2tog. K2.
Row 2: Purl.
Rep last 2 rows 12 times more. Leave remaining 7 sts on a stitch holder.

Finishing:

Sew sleeve to raglan seams. Sew the sides of the sweater and the sleeve seams.

For the collar:

With the right side facing and the circular needles, K7 from the left sleeve stitch holder, dec 1 st at the center. Pick up and knit 11 sts down from the left front neck edge. K13 stitches from the front stitch holder. Pick up and knit 11 sts up the right front neck edge. K7 from the right sleeve st holder, dec 1 st at center.
K23 stitches from the back stitch holder (70 sts)

Kids Easy Raglan Sleeve Sweater Knitting Pattern
Kids Easy Raglan Sleeve Sweater Knitting Pattern

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