Create a Raglan Top-Down Sweater Pattern (NEW!) (Part 2 of 2)
Saturday, January 27, 2024
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Session Type:
3-Hour Class
Skill Level:
Advanced Beginner
Vivi Basile
Garments, Knitting
Class Details:

This is a two-part class. Both sections of the class will automatically be placed in your cart when you select one of the sessions.

Creating a seamless raglan sweater pattern can be an easy and fun process! After this 2-session class you will feel confident to write and knit your top-down patterns in any size, from babies to adults. In class we will use a bulky wool (just because of the limited time!), but you will learn how to adapt it to any other kind of yarn: fingering, sport, DK, or worsted. You will be ready to use your imagination and turn your dream sketch into beautiful and wearable sweaters.

Using a swatch as a guide, Vivi will show you how to do the math to calculate the number of stitches from start to end. You will learn how to balance stitches at the neckline, front, back, and sleeves. You will also be encouraged to customize the sweater with different kinds of increased stitches, lace, texture, and colorwork.

Fitting will be an important part of this conversation. You will understand how to take accurate body measurements, how to design ease and waist shaping. The goal is to write your perfect raglan pattern, knit it in your favorite yarn, and love to wear it forever!

Technique Requirements: knit/purl, cast on/bind off, increase/decrease, have knit a few accessories


Using a bulky wool weight, work a 4 inches gauge resulting 12 st x 14 rows over stockinette stitch on 13 US/ 9mm needles.

Supplies for Class:

• Bulky wool yarn. I recommend Malabrigo Chunky (104 yards/ 95m, 3.53 ounces/ 100 g) or similar
• 11 US/ 8 mm circular needle 16inches cable
• 13 US/ 9mm circular needle 16 inches/ 24 inches/ 32 inches cable
• markers
• tapestry needle
• printed handout
• pen and pencils
• calculator (you can use your cell phone!)