Marlene by Deb Hoss

Marlene

Knitting
October 2018
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
18.8 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette
US 8 - 5.0 mm
865 - 1515 yards (791 - 1385 m)
31, 35¼, 38¾, 43, 47¼, 51½, 55" / 78.7, 89.5, 98.4, 109.2, 120, 130.8, 139.7 cm
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Reintroducing Marlene – top down this time and knit up in worsted! This is a slim-fitting, shapely pullover with a deep V-neckline and three-quarter sleeves. Bodice and sleeve hems dip slightly at their centers, echoing the side shaping that follows body curves. Most flattering, if I do say, and a fun project. Enjoy!

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
Bust: 31, 35¼, 38¾, 43, 47¼, 51½, 55” / 78.7, 89.5, 98.4, 109.2, 120, 130.8, 139.7 cm
Waist: 26¾, 31, 34½, 38¾, 43, 47¼, 50½“ / 67.9, 78.7, 87.6, 98.4, 109.2, 120, 128.3 cm
Hips: 31, 35¼, 38¾, 43, 47¼, 51½, 55” / 78.7, 89.5, 98.4, 109.2, 120, 130.8, 139.7 cm
Length: 27¼, 27¾, 28, 28¼, 28½, 28¾, 29” / 69.2, 70.5, 71.1, 71.8, 72.4, 73, 73.7 cm

MATERIALS
Yarn
Shown in Lark wool by Quince & Co. (100% wool; 134 yds / 123 m per 50g skein);
• Main color (MC) – River #107; 6, 7, 7, 8, 9, 10, 10 skeins, or for comparable yarn, approximately 750, 845, 940, 1045, 1145, 1245, 1340 yds / 685, 772, 860, 955, 1047, 1138, 1225 m;
• Contrast trim color (CC) – Boreal #174; 1, 1, 1, 2, 2, 2, 2 skeins, or for comparable yarn, approximately 115, 125, 135, 145, 155, 165, 175 yds / 105, 115, 123, 133, 143, 150, 160 m.
I always have a little extra on-hand for swatching.

Needles
US8 / 5mm, or size to obtain gauge
• 1 24” / 60 cm circular for upper bodice
• 1 24 to 36” / 60 to 90 cm circular for lower bodice worked in the round – choose length shorter than waist measurement
• 1 set double pointed or preferred needle style for working small sleeve circumferences in the round

Notions
• Stitch markers
• Stitch holders
• Tapestry needle
• T-pins for blocking (blocking wires optional)

GAUGE (after blocking)
18.8 sts and 24 rows = 4” / 10.2 cm in Stockinette stitch

SKILLS REQUIRED
Long-tail cast on, circular knitting, Knitted cast on, decreasing (ssk, k2tog), increasing (m1L, m1R), short row shaping (wrap & turn and wrapless – instructional links included), setting in sleeve caps, stitch pick-up around neckline, and blocking.

12 page pdf includes pattern instructions, photographs, schematics, tutorial links, bodice row tracking grids for managing at-the-same-time instructions, and definitions for relevant abbreviations.