Marrakech Bazaar by Charlotte Monckton
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Marrakech Bazaar

Knitting
August 2013
DK (11 wpi) ?
23 stitches and 29 rows = 4 inches
in stocking stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
1660 - 2590 yards (1518 - 2368 m)
36 (38, 40, 42) (44, 46, 48) (50 52 54) inches / 91 (97, 102, 107) ( 112, 117, 122) (127, 132, 137) cm
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Marrakech Bazaar is a colourful Fair Isle yoke sweater with integral short-row shaping at the back of the yoke. It is worked top down, in the round and seamlessly.

The Fair Isle motifs have been devised so that there are no long floats and would suit someone new to this technique.
All instructions have been written in a clear step-by-step manner, with regular points to double check your stitch and row counts.

This sweater has been designed to be worn with a little negative ease at the bust and hip (and a little positive ease elsewhere). If you prefer a slightly looser sweater I suggest starting with the next size up for the yoke, then adapting the body and sleeve shaping (if necessary) to fit.

Pattern support is available in the CharlieKNITS ravelry group.

Sizes
To fit bust
36 (38, 40, 42) (44, 46, 48) (50, 52, 54) inches
91 (97, 102, 107) (112, 117, 122) (127, 132, 137) cm

Gauge
Stocking stitch: 23 stitches x 29 rows = 4” square
Fair Isle yoke: 23 stitches x 30.5 rows = 4” square

Needles
4.0mm (US6) circular needles or size required to achieve required gauge in Fair Isle pattern.
3.5mm (US4) circular needles or 0.5mm smaller than that required for Fair Isle. This will be used for the neckband and turned hems.
3.5mm (US4) circular needles, or size required to achieve required gauge in stocking stitch.
You will also need several stitch markers (in different colours), and stitch holders to hold the sleeve stitches while you work the body.

Suggested yarns
The yarns used in the sample are Posh Yarn Martha DK and Skein Queen Plump Exquisite.
These yarns are smooth, plied yarns, with a good balance between resilience and drape, meaning that it will hang nicely when worn and shouldn’t stretch out of shape.
Other UK and European yarns which are dyed on the same base yarn are: Lioness Arts MCN DK, Nimu Sella, WalkCollection MCN DK and The Uncommon Thread Lush Worsted.
Two yarns available in the USA which use the same base are A Tree Hugger’s Wife Soft DK and Studio June Yarn MCN Light Worsted.
A Canadian yarn on the same base is Northbound Knitting MCN DK.

Yarn quantities
Main colour (MC) purple:
810 (850, 910, 950) (1000, 1050, 1110) (1150, 1210, 1250) metres
890 (930, 990, 1040) (1100, 1150, 1210) (1260, 1320, 1370) yards

Background 1 (B1) blue:
130 (140, 150, 150) (160, 170, 180) (180, 190, 200) metres
140 (150, 160, 170) (170, 180, 190) (200, 210, 220) yards

Background 2 (B2) dark red:
190 (200, 220, 230) (240, 250, 260) (270, 290, 300) metres
210 (220, 240, 250) (260, 270, 290) (300, 310, 330) yards

Background 3 (B3) green:
120 (130, 140, 150) (160, 160, 170) (180, 190, 200) metres
130 (140, 150, 160) (170, 170, 190) (200, 210, 210) yards

Contrast 1 (C1) orange:
80 (80, 90, 90) (90, 100, 100) (110, 110, 120) metres
80 (90, 90, 100) (100, 110, 110) (120, 120, 130) yards

Contrast 2 (C2) olive:
100 (110, 110, 120) (130, 130, 140) (140, 150, 160) metres
110 (120, 120, 130) (140, 140, 150) (160, 160, 170) yards

Contrast 3 (C3) pink:
100 (100, 110, 110) (120, 120, 130) (140, 140, 150) metres
100 (110, 120, 120) (130, 130, 140) (150, 160, 160) yards