AquaMarline by Park Williams


November 2018
Any gauge - designed for any gauge ?
14 stitches and 18 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette in the round
US 10½ - 6.5 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
1000 - 3000 yards (914 - 2743 m)
XS(S, M, L, XL, XX, 3XL, 4XL) Bust: 32(34, 38, 42, 46, 50, 54, 58) inches; 81[86, 97, 107, 117, 127, 137, 147] cm
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The AquaMarline was made to give you permission to play! Play with color, play with fiber, play with different yarn weights, play with your stash & scraps! This cropped sweater with bubble sleeves is worked from the bottom-up with no seaming. The marled, rainbow fabric is created by holding different yarns together and switching/swapping as you go.

XS(S, M, L, XL, XXL, 3XL, 4XL)
32(34, 38, 42, 46, 50, 54, 58) inches
81(86, 97, 107, 117, 127, 137, 147) cm
DISCLAIMER= the 3XL & 4XL sizes have not been tested. (If you are interested in testing these sizes for me, I can comp you the pattern!)

Note on ease: I prefer to wear my AquaMarline with 2” negative ease. It still gives it a bit of an oversized look. Otherwise, choose the bust measurement CLOSEST to or a bit smaller than your actual bust size.

Needles & Notions:
Size US 10.5 / 6.5mm in 16” & 40” circular needles (cable length will vary depending on garment size)
Size US 5 / 3.75mm DPNs or circular needles if you prefer the Magic Loop method
Size US 8 / 5mm 16” & 32” circular needle
Stitch markers, tapestry needle, stitch holders/scrap yarn

The AquaMarline uses scraps and stash yarn of all weights and fiber contents by holding them together to create a homogeneous fabric. The sweater is knit in “Bulky” yarn, but rather than knitting the sweater out of one strand of bulky yarn, we create this weight of fiber by holding thinner weights together. Can you say, STASH BUSTER?!

Possible Combinations

  • 1 strand of worsted weight with 2 strands of fingering/sock or lace weight
  • 1 strand of aran or heavy worsted weight with 1 strand of fingering/sock or lace weight
  • 4 strands of fingering/sock weight
  • 1 strand of DK weight with 2-3 strands of fingering/sock or lace weight

Around 1,500 -3,000 yards.
Because this is a stash buster and is made using scraps throughout, there is not a definite number for yardage. However, the pattern is created from scraps, stash and random yarns, so you don’t have to worry about dye-lots or buying enough yarn at the yarn shop. You can add random new skeins at any point in the process!

Notes on Pattern/Color
The pattern is written to encourage you, the designer, to play with color and fiber as much or as little as you would like. It does not specifically specify where to change colors throughout the piece, but I have provided some guidance as to how a marled fabric can be achieved.