Get ready to create your first sweater with Bellish.

Our first pattern base, the raglan sweater, has interchangeable features you can combine to suit your style, size & yarn.

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Pre-release options to create your perfect sweater:

Base raglan sweater, feminine fit
Yarn fingering / 4 ply & worsted / 10 ply
Size 30-54 in / 76.2-137.2 cm bust measurement (choose the size closest to your actual measurement). Worn with 2-4 in/5-10 cm of positive ease
Silhouette body: full & cropped, sleeve: full, ¾ & short
Embellishments 2 variations on colorwork for body & sleeves

Some yarns that fit the suggested gauge of the pattern.

Fingering / 4 ply

Gauge is 27 stitches and 34 rows in stockinette stitch over 4 in/10 cm with larger needles

  • Cascade Heritage Sock
  • Malabrigo Sock
  • Bendigo Woollen Mills Luxury 4 ply
  • Sweet Georgia Tough Love Sock
  • Valley Yarns Huntington 
  • Valley Yarns Charlemont 
  • Madelinetosh Twist Light
  • Manos Allegria

Worsted / 10 ply

Gauge is 18 stitches and 24 rows in stockinette stitch over 4 in/10 cm with larger needles

  • Cascade 220 Superwash Worsted
  • Malabrigo Rios
  • Bendigo Woollen Mills Luxury 10 ply
  • Plymouth Encore
  • Berroco Vintage
  • Valley Yarns Haydenville
  • Madelinetosh Vintage
  • Rowan Hemp Tweed

We suggest you knit a gauge swatch (simple tutorial) to check your yarn. It’s one of the secrets to a great sweater.

Pattern Preview

The first part of the sweater is the same for all variations (before you choose your sleeve length, body length & embellishments), we’ve shared the worsted weight version so you can preview the pattern.
Note: when you create your pattern, only your size will be shown.

Specs

Sizes

Bust (inches): 30 (32, 34, 36, 38, 40, 42, 44, 46, 48, 50, 52, 54)in

Bust (cm): 76.2 (81.28, 86.36, 91.44, 96.52, 101.6, 106.68, 111.76, 116.84, 121.92, 127, 132.08, 137.16)cm

Yarn

Worsted/10 ply: 

900 (954, 1011, 1072, 1136, 1204, 1277, 1353, 1434, 1521, 1612, 1708, 1811) yards

823 (872, 924, 980, 1039, 1101, 1167, 1237, 1311, 1390, 1473, 1562, 1655) meters

Gauge

Worsted/10 ply: 

18 stitches and 24 rows in stockinette stitch over 4 in/10 cm with larger needle

Needles

Worsted/10 ply:

US Size 7/4.5mm circular needles in the following lengths

12 in/30 cm (sleeves)

24 in/60 cm (upper body)

32-40 in/80-100 cm (body)

US Size 5/3.75mm circular needles in the following lengths

12 in/30 cm or DPNs (sleeve cuffs)

16-24 in/40-60 cm (neckline ribbing)

24 – 40 in/60-100 cm (lower body ribbing)

Notions

Stitch markers, including one unique marker

Darning needle to weave in ends

Pattern Instructions

With US Size 7/4.5mm (24 in/60 cm) circular needle, cast on 44 (46, 50, 50, 52, 50, 52, 54, 64, 58, 62, 74, 70) stitches using cable cast-on method.  

Row 1 (RS): K2, pm, k6 (6, 6, 6, 6, 6, 6, 8, 12, 10, 10, 16, 14), pm, k28 (30, 34, 34, 36, 34, 36, 34, 36, 34, 38, 38, 38), pm, k6 (6, 6, 6, 6, 6, 6, 8, 12, 10, 10, 16, 14), 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

Note: 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 that point forward. 

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 across, slipping markers as you pass them

Sizes 3XS, XXS, X2, S, M ONLY 

Row 5 (RS): 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)

Sizes 3XS, XXS, X2, S, M ONLY 

Row 6 (WS): Purl across, slipping markers as you pass them

Sizes L, XL, XXL, 3XL, 4XL, 5XL, 6XL, 7XL ONLY 

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)

Sizes L, XL, XXL, 3XL, 4XL, 5XL, 6XL, 7XL ONLY 

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

Stitch Checkpoint

Front edges (each): 7 (7, 7, 7, 7, 9, 9, 9, 9, 9, 9, 9, 9) stitches

Sleeves (each): 12 (12, 12, 12, 12, 12, 12, 14, 18, 16, 16, 22, 20) stitches

Back: 34 (36, 40, 40, 42, 40, 42, 40, 42, 40, 44, 44, 44) stitches

Continue

Row 9 (RS): CO 2 (2, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 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 2 (2, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4) st using knitted cast on method worked purlwise, purl across row, slipping markers as you pass them

Row 11 (RS): CO 4 (4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 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)

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 8 (10, 10, 10, 12, 6, 8, 6, 8, 8, 10, 10, 10) 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 to work in the round from this point forward.

Round 14: Knit one round, slipping markers as you pass them

Stitch Checkpoint

Front: 40 (42, 46, 46, 48, 46, 48, 46, 48, 48, 50, 50, 50) stitches

Sleeves (each): 18 (18, 18, 18, 18, 18, 18, 20, 24, 22, 22, 28, 26) stitches

Back: 40 (42, 46, 46, 48, 46, 48, 46, 48, 48, 50, 50, 50) stitches