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Raglan sweater "Birte"


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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) BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY Knit and purl standard increases and decreases working with different colours (basic knowledge) GAUGE 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" SUGGESTED YARN 1500 yards of DK weight PREFERRED BRAND/YARN DROPS COLORWAY #04m and #05m

Supplies Needed

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

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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 meantime I published two German knitting books and work as an online trainer for knitting courses. My patterns are available in English and German, and I offer them on many websites and in my own online shop at