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Plain kid's raglan sweater
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May 9, 2011 11:45:52   #
janknit
 
I would like to knit a sweater for each of my grandson's aged 10, 8 and 6 for Christmas. I am looking for a plain raglan sweater with no pattern on it.
 
May 9, 2011 11:50:39   #
grandma susan (a regular here)
 
Hi janknit..What country are you from? I could post you a pattern,no problems. Have you thought of any pattern in the sizes you want, and just miss the pattening out? Just do stocking stitch. :thumbup:
May 9, 2011 14:49:03   #
janknit
 
I am from Canada, and really just a beginner. I need sizes 10, 8, AND 6. I just want to do the boys a nice raglan sweater in their favourite colours.
May 9, 2011 15:13:07   #
Purplemuse
 
Here is a pattern posted here a while back and I just love it! You can use the measurements provided, or custom fit it using the easy-to-follow conversion steps provided.

I wish I could say who to credit it to, but very apologetically cannot remember.

If you need some visual help to get through any tough parts, here is a wonderful tutorial video to watch:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a9R6LDcI1Pw
The Incredible Custom Fit Raglan
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May 10, 2011 05:57:26   #
tdorminey (a regular here)
 
Thank you, PurpleMuse, for posting this link. I had this pattern (printed out) years ago and lost it! I could never find it again.
May 10, 2011 06:13:01   #
blorchak
 
Here is a very simple pattern that works up nicely in a short amount of time. When I work a plain pattern I usually use one of the yarns that have a speck of other color here and there and makes the simple stitch look richer. Hope this helps.

http://www.lionbrand.com/patterns/kwec-raglanPulloverChild.html?noImages=
 
May 10, 2011 06:14:27   #
NanaApril
 
try www.redheart.com for free patterns, www.bernat.com,www.patons.com,www.lionbrand.com,www.favecrafts.com,www.purplekitty.com right now i am knitting a sweater and hat set made for either boy or girl from www.redheart.com the pattern is called cute cardi and hat LW2201 uses Red Heart Stripes 930 post stripes but i am using 929 bikini instead for the varigated yarn I will try and get pictures of the finished sweater and I have to enlarge the button holes because i am using buterfly buttons of this sweater for my granddaughter this pattern goes form a size 2 up to a size 8
May 10, 2011 08:22:08   #
Mountain Mama
 
I have a top-down pattern I have used for years. It can be adjusted for any weight yarn, any chest measurement, etc. By adding the "extra" stitches to the front, there is a slight droop to the neck without having to do short rows, or any increases other than those at the raglan.

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May 10, 2011 09:23:02   #
wildfire
 
I found a striped boys raglan sweater that I'm just knitting in sage green (for a little Irish boy). it is in size 4, 6, 8, 10. Its called "Canadiana -Andrew's Stripes (knit)" at: www.patonsyarns.com
May 10, 2011 13:35:15   #
mrscp1946
 
janknit wrote:
I would like to knit a sweater for each of my grandson's aged 10, 8 and 6 for Christmas. I am looking for a plain raglan sweater with no pattern on it.


Try this link it's to a pattern that means you can knit any top down sweater knowing only the neck and raglan size from neck to under arm the pattern explains it all.
http://www.woolworks.org/patterns/raglan.html

you can use this for stocking stitch or any other stitch pattern
May 10, 2011 13:58:29   #
Larraine11
 
I have the perfect book for what you want. Unfortunately it's a Canadian publication. It contains basic patterns for all of the styles, Raglan, Set-In Sleeve, pullover, cardigan, vest, turtleneck and has directions for almost all sizes from toddler to supersize adult. I use it for all of my sweater, just add a design pattern.
The book is Patons "Back to Basics II" These are all made in Worsted weight Canadiana. The have also published the same patterns in regular lighter weight (Back to Basics) and in Chunky weights (Back to Basics III). You can probably find them online under Patons. If I get a minute I'll try and find them and let you know. Larraine
 
May 10, 2011 14:05:29   #
Larraine11
 
Dear Janknit: Just read your reply to someone else and see that you are from Canada also so you should have not problem buying Paton yarns and books. Where in Canada are you. I noticed that I actually have 2 copies of that particular book.

I see you have received many helpful replies already but you may still find this book helpful for all styles and sizes - saves a lot of calculations. Good luck

Larraine11
May 10, 2011 15:31:18   #
Purplemuse
 
Mountain Mama wrote:
I have a top-down pattern I have used for years. It can be adjusted for any weight yarn, any chest measurement, etc. By adding the "extra" stitches to the front, there is a slight droop to the neck without having to do short rows, or any increases other than those at the raglan.


Thanks Mountain Mama, I love customizable patterns!
May 10, 2011 15:37:51   #
insanitynz
 
you can do any raglan but just don't put the pattern in but knitting on the net is a great place for paterns
knitting patern central .co
May 10, 2011 17:29:23   #
ladymege
 
lots to choose from at http://www.knittingpatterncentral.com/directory/boys_clothing.php
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