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Rita Maassen on craftsy.com
Willich, Germany

As I love knitting so much I decided a few years ago to spend more time with designing knitted garments and create the corresponding patterns. And that's what I do today most of the time. In the ...

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Raglan sweater 'Birte'

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(6) Name: 'Knitting : Raglan sweater 'Birte'
Raglan sweater 'Birte'
Raglan sweater 'Birte'
Raglan sweater 'Birte'
Raglan sweater 'Birte'
Raglan sweater 'Birte'

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Knit and purl
  • standard increases and decreases
  • working with different colours (basic knowledge)

Pattern Description:

A beautiful, warm and cosy sweater with raglan sleeves and an interesting jacquard pattern - just the right thing for cool harvest and winter days. But it might be wonderful for summer if you knit it with pure cotton or linen.

Bust circumferences:

size 6/8: 34" (88 cm)
size 10/12: 38" (96 cm)
size 12/14: 40" (104 cm)


21 sts and 30 rows in 4" (10 cm)

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • US sizes 6/8, 10/12 and 14/16
  • Bust: 17" / 19" / 20"
  • Length: 23.5" / 25" / 25.5"
  • Upper arm length (from beginning of neck): 23" / 23.5" / 25"


  • Any yarn that obtains to gauge
  • I used 12 skeins of Drops Merino Extra fine for size S

You Will Also Need:

  • US6 (4 mm) circular needles
  • Tapestry needle

Suggested yarn:

1500 yards of DK weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:



#04m and #05m