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Brrr!  It's cold here at Purl, but Rabbit is bundled up in a warm merino cardigan.  This cozy Koigu sweater is a miniature copy of a classic raglan cardigan; great practice for human-sized sweaters, only more cute!

If you are interested in the quilt that serves as a backdrop for Purl Rabbit, you can find the Bento Box Quilt Pattern at purlsoho.com.

MATERIALS

 

 
Download the Purl Rabbit Raglan Pattern pdf. 

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NOTES

This pattern starts with the sleeves to minimize loose ends to sew in later.

Visit our Knitting Terms for a key to technical terms used in this pattern.

 

GAUGE

6.5 stitches = 1 inch

 

SLEEVES (MAKE TWO)

Cast on 20 stitches, leaving a tail of yarn about 8 inches long to use for sewing up sleeve and underarms when you are done.
Knit 6 rows (this will create 3 garter stitch ridges).
Row 7:  Knit.
Row 8:  Purl.
Repeat rows 7 and 8 until sleeve measures 4 inches from cast on edge.  Purl Rabbit has extra long arms, so if the doll you're knitting for has arms that are a different length, measure from the doll's wrist to his or her underarm to get the proper measurement for your sleeve.

Bind off 3 stitches at the beginning of the next two rows.  
Place 14 remaining stitches on a stitch holder; set aside.    

Repeat for second sleeve.  Set aside.

 

SWEATER BODY

Cast on 60 stitches

Knit 6 rows (this will create 3 garter stitch ridges).

Row 7:  Knit.
Row 8:  K3, purl to last 3 stitches, k3.
Repeat rows 7 and 8 until piece measures 2 inches from cast on edge.

 

CREATE UNDERARMS

Row 1:  Knit.
Row 2:  K3, purl 10, bind off 6 stitches, purl 22, bind off 6, purl 10, k3.

JOIN BODY TO SLEEVES

Row 1:  Knit 13 stitches, place marker, knit across all 14 first sleeve stitches, place marker, knit 22 back stitches, place marker, knit across all 14 second sleeve stitches, place marker, knit to end.
Row 2:  K3, purl to last 3 stitch, k3

SHAPE RAGLAN

Row 1:  *knit to within 2 stitches of marker, k2tog tbl, slip marker, k1, k2tog, repeat from * for next 3 markers, knit to end.
Row 2:    K3, purl to last 3 stitches, k3.

Repeat these two rows 4 more times.

 

CREATE COLLAR

Knit 6 rows even, bind off.

 

FINISHING

Use tail of cast on yarn to sew up sleeves and underarms.  Weave in ends.