Learn to Knit a Raglan Sweater – Toddler Tunic

In this pattern you will see links to five instructional videos that will explain each section in detail, and help get you through the tricky parts of knitting a raglan sweater.

Sizes: 6 mo, 12 mo, 18 mo, and 24 mo
Needles: size US 8 circular needles, 16″ or 24″, size US 8 double-pointed needles
Yarn: about 440 yards of Cascade 220 or Cascade 220 Superwash
Additional Materials: tapestry needle
Gauge: 5 stitches per inch in stockinette stitch

This pattern is available in three different formats, each includes links to 5-part video tutorial:

1. PDF Pattern, traditional and printable. $8.00 via PayPal

2. Amazon Kindle digital download (suitable for Kindle devices and devices that use the Kindle app): $6.00 US.

3. eReader (For non-Kindle eReaders, like Sony eReader and Barnes & Noble Nook, or any device using the Google Play Books app) $6.72 US

You can see the video playlist here on YouTube.

59 comments on “Learn to Knit a Raglan Sweater – Toddler Tunic

  1. Hi Staci,

    I am a beginner knitter and I find your idea of pattern and video tutorial videos so helpful! I am about to my first sweater with your pattern but as left handed I often have to substitute some stitches with others in order to avoid mirroring in a pattern. So I wanted to ask does kfb has a lean and if so with which increase stitch do I have to replace it. I can’t find any information on the subject on the internet. Thank you so much!


  2. Hello Staci!
    Love your website, tutorials and patterns! I just recently purchased this Raglan Sweater Toddler Tunic pattern , and have an issue with the sleeves. Every top down garment that I have made has holes on the underarm that have to be mended to close. I followed your instructions to a tee, and still the biggest holes in both underarms…what am I doing wrong?

  3. Sheila – it’s normal to have small holes under the arms of top-down sweaters, or to see holes any time you change direction it knitting. With top-down sweaters we’re lucky, because the yarn tail leftover from reattaching the yarn to knit the sleeve is there, and we can close up any holes when we weave in the end.

    This is totally normal, and expected! Nothing to worry about.
    S t a c i

  4. Hello Staci,

    I would like to do this sweater for my older daughter, she’s 12. I guess I need only to do it larger with more increases, is that correct?

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