Marakoopa by Kiri FitzGerald

Marakoopa

Knitting
June 2018
DK (11 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 27 rows = 4 inches
in Stocking Stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
1290 - 1807 yards (1180 - 1652 m)
Garment bust measures – 91 (99, 107, 119, 131, 141, 152) cm / 36 (39, 42, 47, 51½, 55½, 60)”
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The name Marakoopa comes from one of my favourite places in Tasmania – Mole Creek. Each time I have been there, twice with my Mum as a kid and then in my late 20s with my husband, we camped by a picturesque babbling creek, searched for platypus and visited the caves. One of the caves is named Marakoopa which means ‘handsome’ in the Aboriginal language from that area.

This sweater is knit using a scrumptious yarn from Tasmania, White Gum Wool, and uses short-rows to shape both the back neck and bottom hem. Knit top-down starting with the neck band, with slight waist shaping and using two contrasting colours, this sweater has vertically no finishing and will easily become a wardrobe staple.*

Yarn
White Gum Wool, 8ply Superfine Merino, 8ply/DK, 100% Superfine Merino (100g, 236m/258yds), 3 (3, 4, 4, 5, 5) Balls in Quarrystone (MC), 2 Balls in Flax Lily (CC).

Tension
16 sts and 27 rows to 10cm/4” in stocking stitch using larger needle after blocking.

Finished measurement
Garment bust measures – 91 (99, 107, 119, 131, 141, 152) cm / 36 (39, 42, 47, 51½, 55½, 60)”, to be worn with 10-15cm/4-6” positive ease. Sample size is 107cm/42”.

Marakoopa is part of the White Gum Wool Wrapped Collection.
Photography: Lisa Kuilenburg
Model: Sarah of SewKnitLove
Yarn Support: White Gum Wool