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Golden Oats Raglan

Golden Oats Raglan

Is there anything more tempting than a gorgeous mustard sweater? How about a mustard raglan sweater, with twisted stitches and a cozy crew neck? Scroll down for the free pattern, and get the yarn here!

The Golden Oats raglan hand knit sweater by Bellish
Ball of yarn with artistically laid strand

This sweater has it all, and with quick-to-knit worsted yarn it can be yours in no time!

For this sweater we used the Lion Brand yarn Wool Ease in Arrowwood. You can get the same yarn HERE!

Cast On & Shoulder Shaping

With US Size 7/4.5mm (24 in/60 cm) circular needle, cast on cast on 54 stitches using cable cast-on method.

Row 1 (RS)
K2, pm, k8, pm, k34, pm, k8, place a unique marker here (you will need to know this spot is different later on), k2. Do not join yet.

Row 2 (WS)
Purl the row, slipping stitch markers as you go

On the following rows you will shape the neckline with increases on each end to create the shaping. You will join your work in the round when the neckline shaping is complete and continue in the round from there.

Row 3 (RS)
K1, m1, k1, sm, k1, m1, k to 1 st before marker, m1, k1, sm, k1, m1, k to 1 st before marker, m1, k1, sm, k1, m1, k to 1 st before marker, m1, k1, sm, k1, m1, k1 (8 st increased)

Row 4 (WS)
Purl the row, slipping stitch markers as you go

Row 5 (RS)
CO 2 st using knitted cast on method, k to 1 st before marker, m1, k1, sm, k1, m1, k to 1 st before marker, m1, k1, sm, k1, m1, k to 1 st before marker, m1, k1, sm, k1, m1, k to 1 st before marker, m1, k1, sm, k1, m1, k to end (8 st increased + CO)

Row 6 (WS)
CO 2 st using knitted cast on method worked purlwise, purl across row, slipping markers as you pass them

Row 7 (RS)
CO 2 st using knitted cast on method, k to 1 st before marker, m1, k1, sm, k1, m1, k to 1 st before marker, m1, k1, sm, k1, m1, k to 1 st before marker, m1, k1, sm, k1, m1, k to 1 st before marker, m1, k1, sm, k1, m1, k to end (8 st increased + CO)

Row 8 (WS)
CO 2 st using knitted cast on method worked purlwise, purl across row, slipping markers as you pass them

Stitch Checkpoint

Front Edges (ea): 9 stitches

Sleeves (each): 14 stitches

Back: 40 stitches

Row 9 (RS)
CO 4 st using knitted cast on method, k to 1 st before marker, m1, k1, sm, k1, m1, k to 1 st before marker, m1, k1, sm, k1, m1, k to 1 st before marker, m1, k1, sm, k1, m1, k to 1 st before marker, m1, k1, sm, k1, m1, k to end (8 st increased + CO)

Row 10 (WS)
CO 4 st using knitted cast on method worked purlwise, purl across row, slipping markers as you pass them

Row 11 (RS)
CO 4 st using knitted cast on method, k to 1 st before marker, m1, k1, sm, k1, m1, k to 1 st before marker, m1, k1, sm, k1, m1, k to 1 st before marker, m1, k1, sm, k1, m1, k to 1 st before marker, m1, k1, sm, k1, m1, k to end (8 st increased + CO)

Row 12 (WS)
CO 4 st using knitted cast on method worked purlwise, purl across row, slipping markers as you pass them.

Row 13 (RS)
CO 6 st using knitted cast on method, k to 1 st before marker, m1, k1, sm, k1, m1, k to 1 st before marker, m1, k1, sm, k1, m1, k to 1 st before marker, m1, k1, sm, k1, m1, k to 1 st before marker, m1, k1, sm, k1, m1, k to end (8 st increased + CO).

Join in the Round

Cut working yarn, leaving a tail. Slide the stitches after the unique marker to the left needle to “join” the other portion of front stitches (you will knit across them to close the front on the next round). Rejoin working yarn at the unique marker you placed on row 1. The first stitch after the unique marker is the beginning of the front section and will be the new BOR from this point forward. Knit one round.

Stitch Checkpoint

Front: 46 stitches

Sleeves (each): 20 stitches

Back: 46 stitches

Round 14 (RS)
Starting at the new BOR, k1, m1, k to 1 st before m, m1, k1, sm, k1, m1, k to 1 st before m, m1, k1, sm, k1, m1, k to 1 st before m, m1, k1, sm, k1, m1, k to 1 st before m, m1, k1 (8 st increased)

Round 15 (RS)
Knit the round, slipping markers as you pass them

Round 16 (RS)
K1, m1, k to 1 st before m, m1, k1, sm, k1, m1, k to 1 st before m, m1, k1, sm, k1, m1, k to 1 st before m, m1, k1, sm, k1, m1, k to 1 st before m, m1, k1 (8 st increased)

Round 17 (RS)
Knit the round, slipping markers as you pass them

Next Rounds (RS)
Repeat rounds 16 and 17 until you have the following number of stitches:

Stitch Checkpoint

Front: 80

Sleeves (ea): 54

Back: 80

Next Round (RS)
K1, m1, k2, m1, k to 3 st before m, m1, k2, m1, k1, sm, k1, m1, k to 1 st before m, m1, k1, sm, k1, m1, k2, m1, k to 3 st before m, m1, k2, m1, k1, sm, k1, m1, k to 1 st before m, m1, k1 (12 st increased)

Next Round (RS)
Knit the round, slipping markers as you pass them

Next Round (RS)
K1, m1, k2, m1, k to 3 st before m, m1, k2, m1, k1, sm, k1, m1, k to 1 st before m, m1, k1, sm, k1, m1, k2, m1, k to 3 st before m, m1, k2, m1, k1, sm, k1, m1, k to 1 st before m, m1, k1 (12 st increased)

Next Round (RS)
Knit the round, slipping markers as you pass them

Next Round (RS)
K1, m1, k2, m1, k to 3 st before m, m1, k2, m1, k1, sm, k1, m1, k to 1 st before m, m1, k1, sm, k1, m1, k2, m1, k to 3 st before m, m1, k2, m1, k1, sm, k1, m1, k to 1 st before m, m1, k1 (12 st increased)

Next Round (RS)
Knit the round, slipping markers as you pass them

Next Round (RS)
K1, m1, k2, m1, k2, m1, k to 5 st before m, m1, k2, m1, k2, m1, k1, sm, k1, m1, k to 1 st before m, m1, k1, sm, k1, m1, k2, m1, k2, m1, k to 5 st before m, m1, k2, m1, k2, m1, k1, sm, k1, m1, k to 1st before m, m1, k1 (16 st increased)

Next Round (RS)
Knit the round, slipping markers as you pass them

Next Round (RS)
K1, m1, k2, m1, k2, m1, k to 5 st before m, m1, k2, m1, k2, m1, k1, sm, k1, m1, k to 1 st before m, m1, k1, sm, k1, m1, k2, m1, k2, m1, k to 5 st before m, m1, k2, m1, k2, m1, k1, sm, k1, m1, k to 1st before m, m1, k1 (16 st increased)

Divide for Sleeves

Next Round (RS)
On the next round, knit across the front section to the first marker, remove marker and place 64 sleeve stitches onto waste yarn, removing the next marker as you reach it – you will return to work this sleeve later. Cast on 4 stitches using your preferred cast-on method (this will become the underarm) and continue knitting across the back section. When you reach the next marker, remove marker and place 64 sleeve stitches onto waste yarn, removing the next marker as you reach it – you will return to work this sleeve later. Cast on 4 stitches using your preferred cast-on method (this will become the other underarm.

You have now divided the sleeves from the body.

Stitch Checkpoint

Front: 108

Sleeves (each): 64

Back: 108

Body

Next Round (RS)
Continue knitting the body in stockinette stitch in the round until body measures 5 in/12.7 cm from underarm.

Transition to needle one size larger and begin texture pattern on the next round as follows:

Round 1 (RS)
[K2, slip1, k1] rep bet brackets to end of round

Round 2 (RS)
[K2, slip1, k1] rep bet brackets to end of round

Round 3 (RS)
[1/2 RC, k1] rep bet brackets to end of round

Round 4 (RS)
Knit one round.

Round 5 (RS)
[K2, slip1, k1] rep bet brackets to end of round

Round 6 (RS)
[K2, slip1, k1] rep bet brackets to end of round

Round 7 (RS)
K1, [k1, 1/2 LC] rep bet brackets to 3 st before end of round, k1, then work 1/2 LC with last 2 st of this round and first st of next round - Move the BOR marker to work this last 1/2 LC st, then replace it in the same location. It should sit right between the two st of the final 1/2 LC.)

Round 8 (RS)
Knit one round.

Next Rounds (RS)
Rep texture rounds 1 - 8 until body measures 14 inches/ 35.56 cm from underarm.

Transition back to original needles used for the upper body (or one size smaller) and knit one round. Then begin lower ribbing as follows:

Next Round (RS)
[K2, p2] rep between brackets to end of round.

Next Rounds (RS)

Repeat ribbing round until lower ribbing measures 2 in/5 cm and body measures 16 inches/40.64 cm from the underarm

Next Round (RS)
Bind off in pattern with medium tension.

Sleeves

Next Round (RS)
Working with one sleeve at a time, place sleeve stitches from waste yarn onto a small 12 in/30 cm circular needle (or DPNs or Magic Loop, if you prefer). Pick up the stitches cast-on under the arm (if applicable for your size) and place them on the needle.

Stitch Checkpoint

68

Rounds (RS)
Place a marker at the center of the underarm to denote the BOR. Working in the round, knit the sleeve in stockinette stitch (knitting every round) for 2 inches/5 cm.

Next Round (RS)
Work a decrease round as follows:

K2, k2tog, k to 4 st before marker (at underarm), ssk, k2 (2 st dec)

Next Rounds (RS)
Continue in stockinette stitch (knitting every round), working a dec round as established approximately every 1.8 in/4.5 cm until sleeve measures approximately 18 in/45.72 cm and you have the following number of stitches:

Stitch Checkpoint

48

Transition to smaller needle and work cuff ribbing as follows:

Next Round (RS)
[K2, p2] rep bet brackets to end of round.

Next Rounds (RS)
Continue ribbing as established until cuff measures 2 in/5 cm.

Next Round (RS)
Bind off in pattern with medium/loose tension.

Remember that your sleeve length will grow with blocking if you use superwash yarn. In the recommended yarn the finished length will be approximately 1½ - 2 in/3.81 – 5 cm longer than it is now (after blocking).

Neckline

Next Round (RS)
With US Size 5/3.75mm (16 – 24 in/40 – 60 cm) circular needle – or 2 sizes smaller than needle used for body – pick up stitches around the neckline, ending with a multiple of 4 for neckline ribbing.

Work neckline ribbing as follows:

Next Round (RS)
[K2, p2] rep bet brackets to end of round.

Next Rounds (RS)
Continue working in ribbing as established until neckline measures 1 – 1 ½ in/2.5 – 3.81 cm.

Next Round (RS)
Bind off in pattern with medium tension.

Adjust your bind off tension, and/or the number of stitches you've picked up to create a tighter or looser neckline.

Finishing

Weave in ends and wet block your sweater, pinning flat and turning once as needed until dry.

Yarn

Worsted
weight |
10 ply

Main Color:

1204 meters / 1448 yards

Gauge

18 stitches and 24 rows in over 4 in / 10 cm with 7 US / 4.5 mm needles

Needles

Circular 7 US / 4.5 mm

Circular 5 US / 3.75 mm

Notions

Stitch markers, including 1 unique marker

Darning needle to weave ends

Size

This pattern is knit to fit an adult with 44 in/ 112 cm bust. If you would like to knit a different size, or to change anything else about the pattern, download Bellish for free to customize your own sweater.

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Base illustration showing measurements

Bust Circumference:

48 in / 120.0 cm

Sleeve Circumference:

15 in / 38.0 cm

Sleeve Length:

20 in / 51.0 cm

Positive Ease:

2-4 in / 5-10 cm

BOR: Beginning of round

CO: Cast on

DEC: Decrease/decreased/decreases

INC: Increase/increased/increases

K1-YO-K1: Knit one, then yarn over, then knit 1 again into the same stitch (2 st inc into one stitch)

K: Knit

K2tog: Knit two stitches together (decrease 1 stitch)

KFB: Knit front and back

LC: Place one stitch on cable needle and hold to front. Knit the next stitch, then knit the stitch from cable needle (left leaning 2-stitch cable)

M1: Make 1 (increase 1 stitch)

M: Marker/s

P1-K1: purl one, then knit one into the same stitch (increase 1 stitch)

P: Purl

PM: Place marker

RC: Place one stitch on cable needle and hold to back. Knit the next stitch, then knit the stitch from the cable needle-(right leaning 1-stitch cable)

REP: Repeat

RS: Right side

SL1-K2TOG-PSSO: Slip one stitch, then knit 2 st together, then pass the slipped stitch over the k2tog (2 st decreased)

SL1WYIB: Slip one st (without working it) with yarn held to the back

SL3WYIB: Slip three sts (without working them) with yarn held to the back

SLIP 1: Slip 1 stitch (without knitting it) with yarn held to the back

SM: Slip marker

SSK: Slip, slip knit together (decrease 1 stitch)

ST: Stitch

STS: Stitches

WS: Wrong side

1/2 LC: Slip 1 st to cable needle and hold to front. Knit the next 2 st. K 1 st from cable needle.

1/2 RC: Slip 2 st to cable needle and hold to back. Knit 1 st. Knit the 2 st from the cable needle.

Sweater icon
Base
Raglan Sweater
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sections

Body Full Length

Neck Crew

Sleeves Full Length

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embellishment
Lower Body Wild Oats
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yarn
Worsted
weight
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size
44 in / 112 cm
The Golden Oats by Bellish raglan sweater illustration