With raglan increases, there are really two options for your shaping distribution. You can distribute it evenly, which is the traditional way of doing it and what I normally do. It doesn’t exactly match the shape of shoulders, but knit fabric behaves in such a way that it ends up fitting. You can also use varying increase rates to more closely follow the shape of the shoulder. I’ve been playing around with different shaping rates on this raglan, and that means doing a lot of ripping! I did end up needing to re-do the raglan I started earlier this month. It just didn’t have the fit I was going for, and a good fit is the whole point of this.
This cardigan is going to be a pretty simple one with a few little details. In this picture you can see the textured diamond motifs that run across the back at the top of the neckline. I love how they stand out in this yarn, Local Color Fiber Studio’s Columbia Worsted. I was almost tempted to use them as an all-over stitch pattern, but I realized that doing that wouldn’t make for the most flattering sweater ever. Moderation seems like a better choice!