How to tie a raglan sweater?
Raglan is a kind of knitting, in which sleeves withfront and back of the product are connected along an oblique line. Before you tell how to tie a raglan sweater, it's worth noting that this kind of knitting is simpler than an ordinary sweater, since tying the armhole is very easy. Therefore, if you knit a sweater for the first time, then choosing the option how to knit a sweater with knitting needles, raglan for you will be preferable.
Raglan can be tied in various ways:
- From the neck. The advantage of this option is that the product is knitted with one piece, so you do not have to sew it.
- When the raglan is performed with circular knitting from the bottom, the details, bound to the level of the armhole, are joined and continue to be knit by one piece.
- Conventional knitting: details. This option is suitable for you if you do not like circular knitting. After all, this assumes that your knitting will be large enough (a large number of loops). In addition, not all patterns can be associated with circular knitting.
The first option is not replaceable if we knit a children's raglan sweater, because the absence of seams, will save your baby's skin from unnecessary irritation.
We are knitting raglan
Calculate the number of loops for knitting raglan: We knit a control sample (usually 10 rows * 10 loops). So you determine the density of knitting, and knowing the length of the neck (in cm) of your sweater, you can calculate the required number of loops. Now distribute the number of loops between the parts, for this we divide their number by 3. One part will go to the backrest, the other to the front, and the third for the two sleeves and raglan lines. For example: the total number of loops 81, for the transfer - 27, for the back - 27, and 27 loops for sleeves and raglan. On the raglan need 8 loops: in a sweater 4 raglan (they are on the borders of the back with sleeves and handed over with sleeves), for each raglan we take 2 loops each. There are 19 stitches on the sleeves, 9 loops per sleeve, and the rest we will transfer to the front.
In addition, for a sweater to sit better, the backrest should be higher than the gear, and there are several options:
- We will not start the mating in a circle: typing from the transfer only 1 loop at the beginning and end of the binding. Linking the first row. We make labels for details, it should be 4 marks, this in order to not miss the addition to raglan. From the second row we begin to knit a drawing (if it will), according to the prepared scheme, and on the 3rd row we begin to add 1-2 loops for the transfer at the beginning of the mating and at the end, through the row. Also we add on a loop from each side raglan, through a number. We continue to knit to the level of the jugular fossa, count the number of loops, and, typing short loops, we knit into a circle.
- Another option is partial knitting. In this version, we type all the loops, but from the third row we sew not in a circle, but before? second sleeve. Turn knitting, and knit in the opposite direction, up to 2/4 of the sleeve, with each row we sew the sleeve more on ?, after all the sleeves are included in the mating, the front part is divided into 6-8 parts. And we also sew more loops with each row, gradually all knots will be included in the knitting. Do not forget to add loops to raglan.
Next, we continue to knit, adding loops to theraglan. The length of raglan is usually for a female sweater from 25-30 loops. For men - from 30-33 loops. Please note that the length of the raglan should be 5-7 cm below the level of the armpit, so that the sweater does not sting. After you have tied the right length of raglan (it's better to measure in the process of knitting), stop adding loops, divide the knit: sleeves, front with back. And continue to knit in front and back, connecting them in a circle. The sleeves also crochet in a circle, and depending on your wishes, you can make the sweater tight (loosen the loops by fastening the front with the backrest), and make narrowed sleeves, reducing hinges, or "flared" sleeves, adding loops. After completing the mating, it remains to process the neck, or tie the beautiful gate.
Method 2 and 3
Knit in these cases is more convenient from the bottom, socalculate the width of the transmission, back and sleeves. Tie up to the level of the armpits, and begin to knit raglan, subtracting through each row 1 loop from each side of the line of raglan. Do not forget to add edge loops when typing. In the case of circular knitting, transfer all the parts, distributing, 4 spokes (or more, depending on the size of the sweater), and remove the raglan, subtracting the loops on each second row. After completing the mating, make the necessary stitches, and process the neck.
In order to tie a ladies' raglan sweater, it is necessary to take into account the female physiology and to increase the transfer loops for the chest, this can be done mainly in knitting and underarms.
If you are interested in how to tie a men's sweaterraglan, then keep in mind that the shoulders of men are wider, so it will be necessary to add loops to raglans not in every second row, but in every third or even 4m. In addition, when calculating loops for male raglan, "extra" loops are transferred not to the front, but to the back.
Registration of raglan
Apart from the option of how to knit a sweaterraglan, you also have to choose how to arrange raglan. You can knit it with a pattern. In this case, raglan will also be an ornament, a decorative detail of a sweater.
We in knitting took two loops to raglan, so in our version the path will be 2 hinges wide, and on the sides of it with the addition of loops by the crochet there will be "holes" that will allocate the line of raglan.
For this option on Raglan, you need to take 4 loops. Pull the braids with 2 * 2, using the auxiliary knitting needle, and the napkin along the sides of it, as in the version with the path, will allocate the line of raglan.
To get the Raglan line in the form of a "Christmas tree", on Raglan, take one loop and follow the picture:
- 1st row: 1 cape, 1 facial (allocated for raglan), 1 cape
- 3rd row: 1 cape, 3 facial, 1 cape
- 5th row: 1 cape, 5 facial, 1 cape
- 7th row: 1 cape, 7 facial, 1 cape
Even rows (2,4,6,8) all hinges and nakidstie with facial (with circular knitting) or inlay when knitting with shelves (knit detail from the throat). When loosening, do not lose the marked loop, because you need to repeat the pattern again from it, repeat the pattern the required number of times.