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Perfection in every stitch. A basic top down raglan with simple lace insert and waist shaping, the Larissa is a perfect pattern for your buffalo yarn. Great to make and to wear. The model wanted to take it home with her :-) The pattern has written instructions for the lace as well as charted instructions and a full schematic. NOTE Garment is worked in one piece in rounds from neck edge down. When raglan shaping is complete, sleeves are separated from body and stitches are placed on holder. Body is worked in rounds down to lower edge. Lastly, sleeves are finished in rounds. Lace panel is worked on front only, placed between markers as instructed. Back and sleeves are worked in St st only. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY Knit Purl Top Down Construction GAUGE 22 sts and 32 rnds = 4" [10 cm] in St st with larger needle; 27 sts in Lace Panel = 41/4" [10.8 cm] with larger needle. SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS Sizes: XS (S, M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL) Finished Bust Measurements: 31 (351/4, 393/4, 44, 481/2, 523/4, 571/4)" [78.74 (89.54, 100.97, 111.76, 123.19, 133.99, 145.42) cm] Length: 24 (24 1/2, 25, 26, 26 1/2, 27, 27 1/2)" [60.96 (62.23, 63.5, 66.04, 67.31, 68.58, 69.85) cm] Shown in size S. Instructions are given for smallest size, with larger sizes in parentheses. When only 1 number is given, it applies to all sizes.

Recommended with this pattern

  • Yarn: Buffalo Gold, "Earth" (90% bison, 10% nylon; 200 yards; 62 grams) natural, 4 (4, 4, 5, 5, 6, 6) hanks
  • Needles: sizes US 4 and 5 (3.5 and 3.75 mm) 24" [60 cm] circular; size US 5 (3.75 mm) 32" [81.28cm] circular and double pointed needles or size to obtain correct gauge.
  • Notions: stitch markers; stitch holders (or waste yarn); tapestry needle.

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Marly Bird
Marlaina 'Marly' Bird fled the world of financial services to launch a career in the yarn industry and she hasn't looked back since. To Marly, a bi-crafty girl who both knits and crochets, the yarn is the star, not how you work with it. She is the national spokesperson for Red Heart Yarns, hosts the YarnThing podcast, is the author of Cold Weather Crochet and I Can't Believe I'm Entrelac Knitting, and co-author of Knitting for Dummies, 3rd ed. You've seen her designs in Knitter's Magazine, Interweave Crochet, Knitscene, Love of Crochet, Love of Knitting, and in the books Knitter's Book of Socks, Unexpected Afghans, Simply Crochet, Lace Yarn Studio, Blueprint Crochet Sweaters, and Knitting Plus. Along with her designing and podcast, Marly has a successful YouTube channel where she teaches both knitting and crochet. On top of all that, Marly also has several online classes available with Creativebug and In her spare time, Marly is a wife to a very understanding husband, raises three kids, and because life was not crazy enough--has three dogs. For more about Marly, go to