Mariechen by Isabell Kraemer

Mariechen

Knitting
April 2019
DK (11 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch with largest needles, blocked
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 3 - 3.25 mm
974 - 1641 yards (891 - 1501 m)
XS (S, M1, M2, L, XL, XXL)
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update 04/14: added italian translation

Mariechen is worked seamlessly from the top down. The cardigan is worked back and forth with raglan increases to shape the yoke. Fronts are worked in Double Seed Stitch with a cute textured cable/lace panel down the center. Once yoke shaping is complete, sleeve stitches are placed on hold to work the body first top down to the hem. Buttonhole band, button band and neck finishing are worked next. Sleeve sts are then picked up again to work the sleeves top down in the round to the cuffs. As this cardigan is worked from the top down it is advisable to try it on from time to time to check the length and overall fit. The length and width of the yoke are easily adjustable by adding/ reducing increases or underarm sts.

Yarn
KOKON Merino DK (201 yds (184 m) /100g); shown in color Dew.
5 (6, 7, 7, 7, 8, 9) skeins or approximately
974 (1105, 1225, 1302, 1368, 1477, 1641) yds
890 (1010, 1120, 1190, 1250, 1350, 1500) m

Needles
US 3 (3.25 mm) circular needle for neck finishing.
US 4 (3.5 mm) 32” (80 cm) circular needle and DPNs (or longer circular needle for magic loop) for body ribbing and sleeve ribbing.
US 6 (4 mm) 32” (80 cm) circular needle and DPNs (or longer circular needle for magic loop) for body and sleeves.

Gauge
20 sts x 30 rows = 4” (10 cm) square in stockinette stitch on largest size needles after blocking.

Sizes
XS (S, M1, M2, L, XL, XXL)
Finished bust circumference (closed):
35.75 (38.25, 40.5, 42.25, 44.5, 48.5, 51.75)“
89.5 (95.5, 101.5, 105.5, 111.5, 121.5, 129.5) cm

Materials
Tapestry needle, stitch holders or scrap yarn, stitch markers, 6 buttons 0.75” (1.8 cm) diameter, blocking tools.