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Caicos Raglan - Harmony of Stripes & Cables

Updated: Mar 16, 2023

I often knitters asked if they like to knit cables or colorwork, as if they're always two different things. I’m guilty of this myself. But they can totally go together. You can knit both at the same time and satisfy all of the artistic curiosities in your head.

Caicos Raglan is knit seamlessly from the top down using trendy stripes, one of the most popular trends this year. Just below the underarms, the stripes end, and the body is worked in the round in a combination of cables. The stripes continue to a folded-under cuff.

Since it's worked top-down, knit to the length you want. There is no side shaping so this sweater works best when it falls to the high hip or cropped length. Any longer and you'll likely need to increase for the hips.

This is knit in Ancient Arts Fibre Nettle Soft DK, a blend of 68% Superwash Fine Merino and 32% Nettle which is a sustainable plant-based, eco-friendly fiber. The blend behaves like merino with a little shine. It also feels a little cooler on the skin so it's a good one to wear into the transitional months. The colors used here are City Girl 2, Tropical Getaway and Seafoam.

If you are a member of DonnaEstinDesigns, you should have received a code via email last week for 25% off this pattern during its introductory release. The code was originally valid on Harbour Pullover and expired today, but when Caicos Raglan released, it was extended to 3/23. If you haven't received your code, please email me and I'll get re-send it. If you would like to sign up, please join here.

I always like to include something to learn in my patterns. Maybe it's new to you, or maybe it's been a while, but Caicos Raglan includes step-by-step instructions for the neatly folded-under and hemmed cuff. I hope you like it and have a chance to cast on soon!

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