Martinmas Sweater by Katherine M. Johnson

Martinmas Sweater

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October 2013
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
16 stitches = 4 inches
in stockinette
US 8 - 5.0 mm
475 - 675 yards (434 - 617 m)
12-18 months, 2-4 years, 6-8 years, 10-12 years
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Discontinued. This digital pattern is no longer available online.

The story of St. Martin has long inspired the festal tradition of offering gifts of warmth on Martinmas. Inspired by this tradition, the Martinmas Sweater is a seamless, top-down, raglan cardigan for girls. The seed stitch collar, button bands, and cuff details are finished with a smooth, braided edge. The simple leaf lace pattern running down each sweater front is reminiscent of fallen November leaves reflecting the flickering flames of Martinmas lanterns. Just the garment to warm and illumine the waning days of the season.

The Martinmas Sweater pattern was written with the novice knitter in mind - the perfect place to begin for those wishing to develop their knitting skills and learn the process of fitted garment construction. Color-coded by size and written with row-by-row instructions, this step-by-step pattern demystifies the creative process. The stitch count is offered at the end of every increase/decrease row, helping to catch any mistakes as they happen. Because the button bands are knit right along with the body of the sweater, this seamless pattern involves a minimal amount of finishing work.