This customizable raglan sweater was developed as a beginner sweater class at our shop in Denver. The construction is super simple, and uses aran weight yarn for quick progress.
This pattern has been taught for many years, with great results for all body types. The My Favorite Sweater pattern is seamlessly knit from the top down & in the round according to your measurements for a perfect fit. The pattern booklet walks you through taking body measurements and guides you as you create the sweater with the fit of your dreams!
600-1400yds Fancy Tiger Heirloom Romney (or worsted/aran weight yarn)
The total yardage depends on the choices you make along the way, like fit and length, in this customizable sweater. Here is an estimate of the yardage you will need: XS 600-750yds, S 670-900yds, M 850-1100yds, L 1050-1200yds, XL 1200-1400.
Needles & Such: 40” circulars in sizes US 10 (6mm) and US 9 (5.5mm), or size to achieve gauge.
You will make both the sleeves and the body of the sweater in the round, so the magic loop method is recommended for the various circumferences. If you prefer not to use magic loop, you will need 16” circulars (for neck), 29” circulars (for body) and 8” DPNs (for sleeves) in both US 10 and US 9, or size needed to achieve gauge
5 stitch markers
Gauge: 14 sts & 22 rows = 4” of stockinette st on the larger needle size.
The needle sizes listed above are a recommendation, but the most important thing is to get an accurate gauge. You will be making a sweater tailored to fit your measurements and gauge is super-duper important.