‘Raglan seams’ is when the sleeves start at the very top of the neck, and follow the shoulder lines, from the neck to the sleeves. This results in a nice effect marking the transition between the sleeves and the body. Raglan is a widely used technique for working increases when knitting from the top down.
What is a raglan edge?
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.
What does join raglan seams mean?
The raglan seams are the gradually sloping decreases toward the upper sleeves, the fronts and the back. This video shows the placement of the sleeve on one side. Since you’re knitting a cardigan, you can join both sleeves, one on each side of the back and then join a front to each sleeve.
How do you reduce raglan edge?
Decrease as follows at the beginning of the row: Work 1 edge stitch in garter stitch, slip 1 stitch as if to knit, knit 1 and pass the slipped stitch over the knitted stitch (= 1 stitch decreased).
What does raglan mean in English?
adjective. Having or denoting sleeves that continue in one piece up to the neck of a garment, without a shoulder seam. ‘raglan sleeves’