I guess the name really does say it all, but here’s the
I have had more than my fair share of loss by moth over the years. Every
happens my heart feels a little more heavy.
How do those winged monsters know which knit in my closet is my latest
favourite woolly to wear?!?!
What I want for this season is an easy as pie, super soft,
wonderfully warm, top
down raglan with the simplest of details
that weighs about two feathers. The kicker?
I’ll be adding some real/simulated moth activity
as I knit! Hey, if you
can’t beat ‘em ... join ‘em!
I’ve kept the design very simple so that my increasing
collection of scarves and
wraps will not be fighting for attention
when I layer them on. The nice, open
neckline has a very simple thick ridge
pattern achieved by alternating double
rounds of knit and purl. Neither the
body nor sleeves have any shaping. All hems
end with a round of reverse stockinette
stitch before loosely binding off. The
moth “activity” (aka- simple yarn over eyelets)
can be found only on the sleeves--
starting with small nibbles at the top
and working with increased hunger down to
the bracelet length wrist.
yarns are one of the most thrilling. Their
thick and thin spun Winter Flamme offers
the perfect combination of lightness and
coverage when working with larger than labelled
needles. This yarn blocks like a dream but
I chose to let the edges of my version lightly
roll for a casual and relaxed look. I know
I will be stuffing this into my bag on those occasions when
I am uncertain as to how chilly
I’ll be when out and about. It can be quickly pulled out,
flicked open and tossed on.
Maybe next summer when
those moths are up to their mischief they’ll see the “damage” on
the sleeves... consider it leftovers...
and move on. Fingers crossed...
Recommended needle size [always use a needle
size that gives you the gauge
listed below -- every knitter's
gauge is unique]
set US #8/5 mm double-point needles
2 US #8/5 mm circular needles, recommended lengths as follows: Sizes XS, S, M: 16-inch and 24-inch Sizes L, 1X: 16-inch and 32-inch Sizes 2X, 3X: 24-inch and 40-inch
stitch markers – be sure one marker is a different color
or type from the others
GAUGE 17 sts/ 24 rounds = 4 inches in stockinette st
PATTERN NOTES [Knitty's list of standard abbreviations and techniques can be found here.]
The chart for this pattern is very large and fits on a letter-sized
page. Click here and print the resulting page.
Using shorter circular needle, CO 96[104, 108, 120, 124,
132, 140] sts. Place marker and join
to begin working in the round, being careful not to twist. Use
marker which is different from the others, to indicate beginning
K 1 round.
P 2 rounds.
K 2 rounds.
Set-up Round: K14[16, 16, 18, 18, 20, 20], place marker,
k34[36, 38, 42, 44, 46, 50], place marker, k14[16, 16,
18, 18, 20, 20], place marker, k34[36, 38, 42, 44, 46,
Sets of 14[16, 16, 18, 18, 20, 20] sts
are sleeve sts, sets of 34[36, 38, 42, 44, 46, 50] sts
are front and back sts.
Raglan Increase Round: [Kfb, k to 1 st before marker,
kfb, slip marker] four times. 8 sts increased.
K 1 round.
Repeat these 2 rounds 16[19, 22, 25,
28, 31, 34] times more, switching to longer needle when
necessary. 232[264, 292, 328, 356, 388, 420] sts: 48[56,
62, 70, 76, 84, 90] sts for each sleeve, and 68[76, 84,
94, 102, 110, 120] sts for each front/back.
LOWER BODY Dividing Round: Place first 48[56, 62, 70, 76,
84, 90] sts (all sts to first marker) on waste yarn, remove
marker, k to next marker, remove marker, place next 48[56,
62, 70, 76, 84, 90] sts on waste yarn, remove marker, k
to end. Rejoin to continue working in the round. 136[152,
168, 188, 204, 220, 240] sts.
Work in stockinette st until work measures 14 inches from
underarm or desired length.
P 1 round.
Loosely BO all sts knitwise.
Place held sts of one sleeve on double-point needles
and join yarn at underarm. Use waste yarn to mark beginning
K 4 rounds.
Note: As written, sleeve will measure
16 inches. If more length is desired, k more rounds before
Next Round: K0[4, 7, 11, 2, 6, 9], place marker, [work
Round 1 of Eyelet Chart, place marker] 2[2, 2, 2, 3, 3,
3] times, k0[4, 7, 11, 2, 6, 9].
This round establishes pattern for sleeve.
Continue in pattern until you have completed all rounds