Updated: Feb 3
A crochet sweater filled with drool-worthy texture.
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The Branch Out Raglan is a lightweight, unisex sweater that is filled with drool-worthy texture. Front post stitches cover the front and back sections, creating a stunning design and back loop stitches are used throughout to provide effortless drape. The finished piece fits closely around the neck, loosely around the body, and fitted around the arms. Plus, it's worked from the top down, so you can totally try it on as you go!
WHY I LOVE IT
1) It's unisex. The neutral design makes it perfect for both men and women, so you can get all matchy matchy with your spouse!
2) It's lightweight. I live in Georgia, USA and, as I'm sure most of you already know, it doesn't get THAT cold here, so I really appreciate a sweater that I'm not pouring sweat in and can wear more than 2x a year.
3) The way it fits. So, raglan style sweaters are kind of magical in this way. Since the yoke has consistent increases, there are no "waves" or "ruffles" of extra fabric that bunch up and the fit in the underarm is just *muah* perfection!
4) The seam is pretty much invisible! It begins, on the yoke, by following the right back diagonal raglan line and is then hidden on the body portion on the side, under the right arm.
Since this garment is worked from the top down, you can make the sleeves and body as long or as short as you want! I even give a tip on how to make the waist area more fitted. (Scroll all the way down to see all of the different versions my incredible testers made!)
WHAT YOU'LL NEED
HOOK: 5 mm crochet hook
YARN: Stone Washed yarn by Scheepjes - Taylor, from @yarnaddicted, is who I order all my Scheepjes yarn from and is who provided the yarn for this design. (Thanks again, Tay!) She is very responsive and her turn around time is truly unbelievable! Great substitutions include: Beautiful You by LBY and Truboo by LBY
YARDAGE: Approx. XS - 820, S - 1115, M - 1165, L - 1270, XL - 1365, 2X - 1480, 3X - 1605, 4X - 1745, 5X - 1815 yards
Ohhh my goodness. Where do I even begin?!
So.. long story short, there were 8 versions of this pattern during testing. Yup, you read that right. EIGHT! And guess what, guys. These testers would NOT give up! They made and frogged... then made and frogged some more. They wouldn't stop until this design was the best it could be. I am just so beyond grateful for them. I truly don't know how I got so lucky! 🖤 Click each photo below to get to know each maker more on Instagram!
It looks freaking fantastic on everyone, right?! so what are you waiting for? Grab the pattern today by clicking your preferred shop below.
Happy making, my friends!