Timberjack Sweater

A handsome and maskuline raglan sweater with a simple structure. The structure is simple made with a combo of stockinette and rib.

XS (S) M (L) XL (XXL)
Size M for free below. The rest can be bought here.

16” and 32” or 40” circular needles US 6 and 7

Pickles Merino Tweed, double strands
(600) 600 (700) 700 (800) 800 g

Gauge per 4”
Rib, US 6: 24 s/24 rows
Stretched our: 14 s
Pattern, US 7: 16 s/24 rows

Width, lying flat: 18.7 (19.6) 20.8 (22.44) 24 (24.8)”
Length, hangling:  26.3 (27.9) 28.7 (29.3) 30.3 (31.1)”

Knitted in the round top down with double strands.
Measure the length hanging.

Cast on 96 s on US 6.
Knit a rib in the round, K2, P2.

After 7.8”, start knitting on US 7 and knit the next round like this:
(Note that you have to place the markers between two knit stitches to make a continous line from the neck to the raglan increase)
K1, place a marker, K1, increase 1 s (lift up the yarn from between your needles, twist it and knit it), K3, place marker, K1, increase 1 s, K 43, place marker, K1, increae 1 s, K3, place marker, L1, increase 1, K 42 = 100 s.

Continue in the round following the pattern below.
The pattern is easy with 2 rounds stockinette, 2 rounds rib,  P1, K1, 2 rounds stockinette, 2 rounds reversed rib,  K1, P1.
BUT, as you also do a raglan increase, you need to follow the pattern closely, making sure the new stitches are knitted correctly.

Raglan increase:
Increase round 1:

Increase before and after the markers
(= 8 new s) by knitting thir round:
* K1, M1R (make 1 stitch to the right), knit until 1 s remain before the next marker, M1L (make 1 stitch to the left) , K1*
Repeat from * to * until end of round.

Repeat increase round 1 on every round 9 times in total = 172 s.

Then start increasing only on every second round, and alternate between increase round 1 (as above) and increase round 2 (see under) every time you increase. Start with increase round 2.
Increase on 20 rounds in total (10 of each, increase round 1 and 2) = 292 s.

Increase round 2, increasing just on the sleeves
(= 4 new s).
*Knit 1 s, M1R, continue in pattern intil 1 s remains before the next marker, M1L, K2, continue in pattern until 1 s remains until the next marker, K1*
Repeat from * to * until end of round.

Finally, repeat increase-round 2 2 more times with one round without increasing in between = 300 s.

The body
On the next round place all s between the markers marking the sleeves on spare needles or some scrap yarn for later.
Knit the rest of the stitches in the round and continue in the same pattern. Note: Make 3 new s (by making backward loops on the needle) under each sleeve in the first round = 172 s.

Knit until the piece is about 26.7”  and you are about to knit a round in stockinette. Switch to US 6 and decrease 12 s evenly on the next round. Knit a rib K2, P2 for about 2” before casting off.

Cast on 3 new s under the sleeve by making backward loop in the needle = 70 s.
These s are to be knitted in stockinette onwards, and decreasements happen on each side of these 3 border stitches.
Knit the sleeve in the round and continue in pattern. Decrease by K2tog right after the 3 border stitches, and SSK when 2 s remain before the 3 border s.
Increase like this every 1.2” 9 times in total = 52 s.

Swap to US 6 when the piece is 17” (and you are about to knit a round in stockinette) and knit a round while decreasing 8 s evenly= 44 s. Knit a rib K2, P2 for about 2” before casting off.
Sew under the sleeves.

Rinse with wool detergent and dry flat.
Tip: Our sweater was slightly felted as we washed it on a woolen cycle. This is due to the difference between in temperature between the washing water and the rinsing water. If you do this, be careful. Our was just very slightly felted, and you can hardly notice it sizewise.