Maricara by Gudrun Johnston

Maricara

Knitting
February 2020
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 40 rows = 4 inches
in Twisted Garter Rib with Size A needle(s), after blocking
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
1765 - 2885 yards (1614 - 2638 m)
44¾ (47¼, 52¾, 55¼, 60¾, 63¼)" [113.5 (120, 134, 140.5, 154.5, 160.5) cm] circumference at bust/chest
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Bolts of garter ridges and eyelet lace strike their way up the Maricara cowlneck pullover in a stunning display of stitch and shape. The drape of the fabric created by Peerie yarn lends itself well to Maricara’s boxy form, inviting flux and flow to an otherwise static shape. Allow the garter stitch collar to fall naturally about the neck, or fold it over for more structure — either which way you style it, Maricara is sure to make a winsome addition to your handknit sweater collection.

Please note: the stitch patterns used for this garment are charted only.


Yarn

Brooklyn Tweed Peerie — 100% American Merino Wool (210 yards/50 grams)

  • 9 (9, 10, 12, 14, 14) skeins
  • Photographed in color Muslin

Yardage

  • 1765 (1845, 2055, 2495, 2755, 2885) total yards of fingering weight wool yarn

Gauge

  • 24 stitches & 40 rows = 4” in Twisted Garter Rib with Size A needle(s), after blocking

Needles

Size A (for Main Fabric)

  • One pair of straight needles or a 32” circular needle and a 16” circular needle in size needed to obtain gauge listed
  • Suggested Size: 4 mm (US 6)

Size B (for Ribbing)

  • One pair of straight needles or a 32” circular needle, one size smaller than Size A
  • Suggested Size: 3.75 mm (US 5)

Size C (for Collar)

  • One 16” circular needle, one size larger than Size A
  • Suggested Size: 4.5 mm (US 7)

Finished Dimensions

  • 44¾ (47¼, 52¾, 55¼, 60¾, 63¼)“ [113.5 (120, 134, 140.5, 154.5, 160.5) cm] circumference at bust/chest
  • Sample shown is size 47¼“ [120cm] with 15¼” [39cm] of ease on model

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Tutorials for all special techniques listed below are included in the pattern:

  • Long-Tail Cast On (optional)
  • German Twisted Cast On (optional)
  • Short Rows: Wrap & Turn Method
  • Sloped Bind Off (optional)

Skill Level
3 out of 5: Intermediate