Rough-and-Ready Knitted Raglan Sweater

Four colors of yarn add plenty of pattern to this sweater with vivid bronze and copper stripes. The raglan sleeves have more subtle stripes of dark sage.
Getting Started
Boy wearing raglan sweater feeding dog

Skill Level: Easy

Sizes: Child's EIGHT (10, 12, 14)
Note: Sizes for most Better Homes and Gardens knitting projects are noted in the instructions. When one size is written out in capitalized letters, it is to note the size of the modeled garment. The instructions are written for the smallest size with changes for larger sizes in parentheses. When only one number is given, it applies to all sizes. For ease in working, before you begin, circle the numbers pertaining to the size you are knitting or crocheting.

Finished Measurements:
Chest: 36 (38, 40, 42) inches
Length: 20 (21, 22, 23) inches


What You Need

  • Coats & Clark, Red Heart Classic Multi Color, 100% acrylic, worsted weight yarn (3 ounces per skein): 3 (3, 4, 4) skeins of Camouflage (0971) for A
  • Coats & Clark, Red Heart, Classic, 100% acrylic, worsted weight yarn (3 1/2 ounces per skein): 3 (3, 4, 4) skeins of Dark Sage (0633) for B; for all sizes, 1 skein each of Bronze (0286) for C, and Copper (0289) for D
  • Size 8 (5 mm) knitting needles or size needed to obtain gauge
  • Size 6 (4 mm) circular needle, 16-inch length
  • Three stitch holders
  • Two safety pins
  • Yarn needle


In Body Pattern with larger needles, 17 sts and 28 rows = 4 inches/10cm. TAKE TIME TO CHECK YOUR GAUGE!

Special Abbreviations

Ssk: Slip next 2 sts knitwise, one at a time to right-hand needle, insert tip of left-hand needle into fronts of these 2 sts and k them together.

M1: Lift running thread before next stitch onto left-hand needle and knit in its back loop to make one stitch.

Stitches Used

Body Pattern (a multiple of 2 sts + 1 st; a rep of 32 rows)
Row 1 (RS): With B, knit.
Row 2: With B, p1; (k1, p1) across.
Rows 3-4: As Rows 1-2.
Rows 5-7: With A, knit.
Row 8: With A, p1; (k1, p1) across.
Rows 9-12: With C, rep Rows 1-4.
Rows 13-16: As Rows 5-8.
Rows 17-20: With B, rep Rows 1-4.
Rows 21-24: As Rows 5-8.
Rows 25-28: With D, rep Rows 1-4.
Rows 29-32: As Rows 5-8.
Rep Rows 1-32 for Body Pattern.

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