Raglan Sweater Knitting Preview: January 14, 2022 issue

Eddie Phillips. ©

We have a classic raglan sweater knit for you this week – always a reader favourite!

Difficulty: Intermediate

Our raglan sweater has a fresh look with a lace panel with twist borders worked front and back. The twist pattern repeats on the sleeves.

We have used West Yorkshire Spinners Bo Peep DK in the shade Sparkle (728), a lovely pastel colour. The yarn is made using pure Falkland Islands wool with added nylon for strength, and is machine washable up to 40°C.

If you would like to view the other shades available or find details of your local stockist, visit www.wyspinners.com.

Our sweater comes in six sizes ranging from 76/81 cm (30.32 ins) to 127/132 cm (50/52 ins) with actual size being around 15/10 cm (6/4 ins) larger to give a comfortable fit.

We have graded this as an Intermediate design. This lace panel is worked over 27 stitches and 8 rows front and back. A simpler twist panel over a four-row pattern features on the sleeves.

The finishing touch is a picot edge around the neckline.

Many readers request a raglan sweater knit so we hope this one will be a winner.

Browse more content from our Knitting and Craft Editor, Liz, on the Craft page.

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Cover of The People's Friend Weekly issue November 19, Vale of Glamorgan illustration

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Find the full instructions for how to craft a Christmas present sack in our November 26, 2022 issue of “The People’s Friend”. On sale now! Available online or from most major supermarkets and newsagents.

Liz O’Rourke

Liz is part of our Features Team and her hobbies include knitting and crafts, reading and foreign travel which are also her main responsibilities on the “Friend”. If you walk into the office you will soon spot her desk, it’s the one piled high with knitwear and balls of yarn!