CLOUD V-NECK RAGLAN

Cloud is a v-neck pullover, knit in the round from the bottom up to the neck, then the sleeves down from underarm to cuff.

SIZE
finished bust measurement: 39”
my bust size is 36” – this is a looser fit for me, but can work for a range of sizes depending on how fitted you want it to be.

MATERIALS
9 skeins Knitpicks Shine (110 yds/50 g)
4 mm 24” circular needle, or size to obtain gauge
4 mm dpns/2 circs/1 long circ, or size to obtain gauge
stitch markers (4)
scrap yarn

GAUGE
20 sts/28 rows in 4”/10 cm square

DIRECTIONS
BODY
Cast on 192 stitches.
Place marker (marker A) and join for working in the round. Work in k2, p2 rib for 96 stitches, place marker (marker B), continue round in k2, p2 rib to marker A. Continue working in k2, p2 rib for 1.75”.

Change to stockinette stitch (knit every round). Work even until body measures 1.5” from ribbing.

Dec round: k1, ssk, k to 3 before marker B, k2tog, k1, sl m, k1, ssk, k to 3 before marker A, k2tog, k1.
Knit 5 rounds even.

Repeat these six rounds twice more, then work decrease round once more (total of 4 decrease rows). Work even until body measures 7.5” from cast on edge.

Inc round: k1, M1L, k to 1 before marker B, M1R, k1, sl m, k1, M1L, k to 1 before marker A, m1R, k1.
Knit 6 rounds even.

Repeat these seven rounds twice more, then work increase round once more.

Work even until body measure 13.5 inches from cast on edge.

YOKE
Knit to 5 stitches after marker B. Place the last ten stitches worked (5 on either side of marker B) onto scrap yarn. Knit to 5 stitches before marker A. Place next ten stitches (5 on either side of marker A) onto scrap yarn. Re-place marker A onto righthand needle – this is now the beginning of the round.

Using scrap yarn, provisionally cast on 50 stitches for sleeve. PM, then work across back stitches. PM, then provisionally cast on 50 stitches. PM and knit to end of round. Knit 2 rounds even.

Decrease round: *k1, SKP, k to 3 before next marker, k2tog, k1* four times.
Round 2: Knit even.

Repeat these 2 rounds a total of 5 times, then begin V-neck shaping:

On the last work even round, end round 38 (corrected 08/14/07) stitches before beginning of round marker. DO NOT TURN.

Decrease row: k1, ssk, *k to 3 before next marker, k2tog, k2, SKP* four times, k to last 3 stitches of round (center front), k2tog, k1. Turn.
Next row: Purl across.

Repeat these two rows until front sections have decreased down to the front raglan markers. Bind off all stitches.

SLEEVES
Place 5 stitches from held underarm gusset stitches onto 16” circular or dpns. Unpick provisional cast on and place next 50 stitches onto needle. Place last 5 stitches from underarm gusset on needle. Place marker – beginning of round is under the arm.

Next round: k5, pick up and knit one stitch, k50, pick up and knit one stitch, k5.
Next round: k4, SKP, k50, k2tog, k4.

Knit 15 rounds even.

Decrease round: k1, ssk, k to last 3 stitches, k2tog, k1.
Knit 6 rounds even.

Repeat these 8 rounds a total of 9 times or until desired narrowness.
Continue knitting even until sleeve measures 19” or 1.5” less than desired length.

Work 1.5” in 2×2 ribbing (you may need to decrease on the first row to get the right number of stitches for the pattern).

Bind off all stitches.

COLLAR

Starting at the left shoulder, pick up stitches as follows:
Down the left side of the V – a number divisible by 4 (eg. 28)
Center front of the V – 2 stitches (place a marker between the 2)
Up the right side of the V – a number divisible by 4 (eg. 28)
Across the back neck – a number divisible by 4, plus 2 (eg. 62)
Place marker for beginning of round

Next row: Work in 2×2 rib to 2 stitches before marker, k2tog, sl m, ssk, then work the rest of the V in mirror image to the left side.
Example:
k2, p1, k2tog, ssk, p1, k2
Work 2×2 rib around rest of collar.

Work this round, decreasing every round at centre front stitches for 1” or desired length.

Bind off all stitches in pattern.

ABBREVIATIONS
k: knit
p: purl
k2tog: knit two together (decrease)
ssk: slip, slip, knit (decrease)
SKP: slip 1, knit 1, pass slipped stitch over
PM: place marker
sl m: slip marker
st(s): stitch(es)
M1L: make 1 left; pick up bar between needles with left needle from front to back; knit through the back loop
M1R: make 1 right; pick up bar between needles with left needle from back to front; knit through the front loop

Link freely, but please don’t distribute this pattern. For personal use only. Please email me if you have any problems or to let me know you’re making one!

23 Responses to “pattern Saturday”

  1. kelly

    It’s lovely! Now I know what to knit with the Shine I will *someday* buy. Im amazed, at always, at how classic your designs are. Good job, Laura!

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  2. Stacey

    Thanks Laura! I made a top down cardi, and loved the pattern (my choice of yarn was not the best, so I frogged) and am excited to make another by you!

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  3. Vicki

    Thanks Laura! Great pattern as usual, thanks for sharing with us all. You are amazing, don’t know how you fit everything in. I don’t think you sleep!

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  4. Susan

    This is a great sweater pattern with a deep enough v-neck! I just bought some Cascade 220 yesterday in a deep green colorway, and now I know what I will do with it.

    Thank you for the patterns.

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  5. Karma

    How kind of you to share! Cloud looks great on you. I love that the V-neck isn’t too shallow nor too deep.

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  6. Wanda

    Thank you also for sharing your pattern. I also like that the V-neck isn’t too shallow and not too deep. I may have to try the Knitpicks Shine when I get to making this one. Thanks again.

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  7. Cairbre

    Thank you so much for the pattern! It’s excactly what I needed. I’ll try it out with the sweater I have already started! Thank you again :)

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  8. Julia

    I like this pattern! I do have a question though. After you’ve put the 10 stitches (for the underarm gusset) on scrap yarn, and done the provisional cast on, you say to work across the back. But the working yarn is still behind the prov sts. Am I to immediately knit the prov sts just cast on, so that I’m in the right spot to continue across the back?
    Thanks so much for your help!

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  9. Jasmine

    Hi Laura,

    is this sweater unisex ? i would like to knit one for my husband…wait for yr response

    thank you

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  10. Pallavi

    Hii,

    Read through your sweater pattern. Thats just wonderful. Was wondering, how should i knit the same, if i had to with 2 straight needles, rather than using round needles. I have actually managed to knit the front part, but stuck with the neck shaping of back. Can you please help me with this.

    Thanks
    Pallavi

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  11. Jan Barker

    Is it possible to tell me how to do a size 34? I love the design but I’m not as well endowed as you are.
    thanks

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  12. Amanda Weaver

    I too am wondering how to make this sweater for size 34? Love the design.

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  13. Bee

    Thank you for posting this pattern. I actually have a similar question to Julia. I placed stitches on scrap yarn. I used the same scrap yarn through the 10 stitches to do the 50 stitch provisional cast-on, which looks a bit odd. The ten stitches are on the scrap yarn but the 50 provisional stitches are on the needles. It seems to leave a big gap in the knitting before the PM. I know that there other methods of doing this but I think your method seems like it might be the easiest way. I think that I might be missing something. Thanks!

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  14. Heather

    Hi Laura –
    This question was asked by “Julia” in 2007 – I’ve just started your pattern, and have exactly the same enquiry:
    After you’ve put the 10 stitches (for the underarm gusset) on scrap yarn, and done the provisional cast on, you say to work across the back. But the working yarn is still behind the prov sts. Am I to immediately knit the prov sts just cast on, so that I’m in the right spot to continue across the back?

    If I have missed an area on your website where this has been answered, my apologies.

    Many thanks!

    Reply

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