Friday, January 12, 2018, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM


Amy Herzog


Session Type:

3-Hour Class

Skill Level:



Amy Herzog


Design, Tips & Techniques

Class Details:

Raglan sweaters hold out the promise of being some of the most comfortable and simple garments you’ll ever knit—who doesn’t love a sweatshirt, after all? But too often, they fall short of our hopes—bunchy armpits, droopy shoulders, and necklines that slip off. How do you construct a raglan pattern that solves these issues and produces a sweater you can’t wait to wear?

In this class, we’ll go through raglans in detail—from the different ways they can be constructed (bottom-up vs. top-down, seamed vs. one-piece, with symmetrical armholes vs. not), to when you should work them one way vs. another, to the kinds of fabric that suit them best, to the ways they should fit. We’ll then draft a custom-fitting basic raglan pattern for each student, and talk through ways to embellish them to suit your preference.

Technique Requirements: Knit/purl; cast on/bind off; increase/decrease; basic finishing techniques; have knit a few accessories; have knit a whole garment


Please complete the specified portions of the attached measurement sheet for yourself (we’ll do the rest in class), and make a good-sized swatch (at least 5" x 5") out of the fabric you’d like to use for your raglan. Bring the swatch washed and dried.

Supplies to Bring:

Please bring in a swatch or two of a sweater fabric you really like (optional).