knitscene Winter 2018: Celadon Raglan
There’s nothing like a knitting project where the yarn does a lot of the work for you! I love a simple pattern with basic techniques that creates a wearable wardrobe staple, that also has the bonus of a yarn that makes the fabric sing. The Celadon Raglan from knitscene Winter 2018 is one of these projects, and has a couple really cool—but not hard to knit—design features as well.
The Celadon Raglan features a turtleneck and cold shoulders—two design elements we rarely see paired together, and that balance each other out. The body is worked in the round from the bottom up; the sleeves are worked separately, then joined to the body to work the yoke. The shoulder slits are formed by working the front and back yokes separately back and forth in rows. You can see the color variegation in the yarn, which adds a beautiful touch to this sweater.
The yarn used for this pattern is Manos del Uruguay Clara, a sport-weight, single-ply, 100% merino-wool yarn. Many Manos colorways are lightly (or very) variegated, so you get cool colorwork effects as you knit, without having to do any actual colorwork. Use this yarn for this pattern and you’ll end up with a lovable, warm, and beautiful winter sweater.
DESIGNER Allison Jane
FINISHED SIZE 38¼ (42½, 46, 50, 54¼, 58½)” circumference at underarm. Raglan shown measures 38¼”; modeled with 5¼” of positive ease.
YARN Manos del Uruguay Clara (100% superwash Merino wool; 385 yd [352 m]/3½ oz [100 g]): #C30 menhir, 4 (4, 5, 5, 6, 6) skeins. Yarn distributed by Fairmount Fibers.
NEEDLES Size 6 (4 mm): 16″ and 24″ circular (cir) and set of double-pointed (dpn). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
NOTIONS Markers (m); stitch holders; tapestry needle.
GAUGE 23 sts and 36 rnds = 4″ in St st.