View Full Version : please explain raglan

06-19-2008, 05:12 AM
Dear Members,
Recently started knitting again after almost 20 yrs. I'm doing ok but get slightly confused with instructions in my pattern.
Could someone please explain to me which side is RAGLAN EDGE
Many thanks

06-19-2008, 05:54 AM
erm ... lets see, without seeing the pattern it is a little tricky to guess, but Raglan is usually to do with the way sleaves are attached to a cardigan or sweater so i am guessing that the RAGLAN EDGE is the edge of your piece which will be having sleaves attached and is somwhere around the armhole.

06-19-2008, 07:07 AM
That's right, the raglan edge is the line that goes from the armhole to the neck, so it would be the outer edge of a sweater knit in pieces.

If you work raglan in the round, the edges are where the markers are.

06-19-2008, 01:46 PM
Right. And in general a raglan sleeve is one that is shaped in a slanting line from the underarm all the way to the neck as opposed to a set in sleeve. The front and backs of a raglan sweater don't really have a shoulder at the top that needs to be seamed. The sleeves when you make them are shaped like triangles at the top and go clear up to the neck of the sweater.