Monday, February 22, 2010


While I'm on a roll, here's free one.  Click here to download a PDF:

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Am I nuts offering a free pattern that looks like my pay one?  Yes, probably!  But this is really very different in construction from Anahera, and I want to see it knitted in different yarns with seed stitch detailing, and don't want to do it myself, so it's a freebie.  Please knit!

Hetty came out of size testing for Anahera, basically she's a size 6 Anahera without the details and knitted top down.  You can replace the seed stitch bands with garter stitch if you wish (sharp eyes will notice my sample is knitted in garter stitch as it's pretending to be an Anahera).

Finished garment measures: chest 25” (63.5cm), length 18” (48cm)
Gauge: 20sts and 32 rows to 4”(10cm)
Yarn: 200g of Bendigo Woollen Mills Harmony
Needles and Notions
4mm 60cm circular needle or size to get gauge
4mm DPNs (or circs for magic loop) to work sleeves or size to get gauge
Stitch holders, stitch markers, tapestry needle.

Seed Stitch:
rnd 1 and all odd numbered rows k1, p1 to end
rnd 2 and all even numbered rows p1, k1 to end

With 60cm circular needle CO 90sts, pm and join for working in the round.
Rnd 1: knit
Rnd 2: purl
Rnd 3: knit placing markers as follows: k16, pm, k29, pm, k16, pm, k29
Rnd 4 (raglan inc): (k to 1 stitch before marker, kf&b,sm, k1, kf&b)  repeat 3 times
Rnd 5 (sleeve inc): k6, (m1, k1) 6 times, k to 2nd sleeve, k8, (m1, k1) 6 times, k to end.
Rnd 6 (raglan inc): (k to 1 stitch before marker, kf&b, sm, k1, kf&b) repeat 3 times
Rnd 7: knit
Repeat rnds 6 and 7 9 more times, until you have 44sts for each sleeve and 51sts front and back, 190 sts total.
K2 rounds even.

Divide for sleeves
Place 44sts on holder, k51, place 44sts on holder, k51 (remove raglan markers as you go, and place new marker for side).

K3 rnds even
Knit 3 rnds seed stitch
Next rnd k17 (Kf&b) 19 times, k to side marker, k across back increasing 19sts evenly as you go (approx every 3rd st).
K even until piece measures 9” from underarm, or desired length.
Knit 3 rnds seed stitch
Next rnd: *k20, (kf&b) 3 times, k26, (kf&b) 3 times, k to next marker**. Repeat * to ** once.
Work even until piece measures 13” from underarm or required length.
Knit 3 rnds seed stitch
BO all sts in pattern.

Place held stitches for left sleeve on dpns, or circular if you magic loop. Pick up 4 stitches around armhole, 48sts total.
Knit even for 1” (2.5cm) or desired length.
Next rnd: k22, (k2tog) 4 times, k22
Knit 3 rnds seed stitch
BO all sts loosely in pattern.
Repeat for right sleeve.

Weave in ends and block as needed.

© Sarah Wright 2009. All rights reserved. Please do not copy, distribute or sell this pattern in any form. This pattern is made available for personal, non-commercial use only. Do not make items from this pattern for sale.


  1. Hi, I am having difficulty with this pattern and i don't see that anyone else has made comments. For 1...On row 4 you cannot complete the pattern without knitting beyond the marker to k1 and kf&b to repeat the pattern 3 times. The 2nd thing is that if you add 44 stitches for the arms and 53 stitches front and back...that adds up to 194. I am a fairly new knitter and am having some problems. Please advise...thanks Carole

  2. Hi, thanks for posting your questions.

    Yes, I can see round 4 (and also rnd 6) is babdly written: it should read "k to 1 st before marker, kf&b, sm, k1, kf&b".

    And your are quite correct, the stitches add up to 194! My mistake. I'll correct it right away. Newer knitters make great pattern checkers, more experienced knitters often over look errors because they know what it should be and just carry on. Thanks again!

  3. I've checked it again - it should be 51 front and back, not 53 - which will add up to 190.