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Marlene

Knitting
October 2010
DK / 8 ply (11 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches in stockinette
US 5 - 3.75 mm
835 - 1600 yards (764 - 1463 m)
31", 35", 39", 43", 47", 51", 55"
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Marlene is a slim-fitting, shaped pullover with a deeply elegant v-neckline and three-quarter sleeves. Short rows dip the hip and sleeve hemlines slightly at centers, echoing the side shaping that follows body curves. This piece is worked flat, bottom-up, and sleeves are set-in.

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
Bust: 31(35, 39, 43, 47, 51, 55)” / 78.75(89, 99, 109.25, 119.5, 129.5, 139.75) cm
Waist: 27(31, 35, 39, 43, 47, 51)” / 68.5(78.75, 89, 99, 109.25, 119.5, 129.5) cm
Hips: 35(39, 43, 47, 51, 55, 59)” / 89(99, 109.25, 119.5, 129.5, 139.75, 150) cm
Length: 25¾(26¼, 26½, 26¾, 27, 27¼, 27½)” / 65.5(66.75, 67.25, 68, 68.5, 69.25, 70) cm

MATERIALS
Yarn
Shown in Classic Elite’s Wool Bam Boo (50% bamboo viscose, 50% wool; 118 yards per 50 gram skein);
• Main color – Artichoke Green; 7(8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13) skeins, or for comparable yarn, approx. 760(875, 985, 1100, 1235, 1360, 1485) yards / 695(800, 900, 1005,1130, 1245, 1360) m;
• Contrast color – Flint; 1 skein, or for comparable yarn, approx. 75(80, 85, 90, 95, 100, 105) yards / 70(75, 80, 85, 90, 95,100) m

Needles and notions, etc.
US5/3.75mm or size to obtain gauge
• 1 pair straight
• 1 16-24” circ (for neckline trim)

GAUGE
20 sts and 30 rows = 4” / 10 cm in stockinette stitch

SKILLS REQUIRED
Decreases (ssk, k2tog, p2tog, p2tog tbl), increases (m1L, m1R), short row shaping at hemlines and shoulders, stitch pick up around neckline, 3-needle BO (at shoulders), blocking, and seaming.

8 page pdf includes pattern instructions, photographs, schematics, and relevant abbreviations.