Marled Mania Cardigan by Stephen West

Marled Mania Cardigan

Knitting
September 2018
yarn held together
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 38 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch
US 8 - 5.0 mm
3000 - 5200 yards (2743 - 4755 m)
Small [Medium, Large]
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Gather your favorite colors to knit this long marled colorful sweater. Hold two strands of fingering weight yarn throughout the entire project to use all those leftover bits of wool, alpaca, and mohair. Qing Fibre Melted Suri is featured for the super soft and fluffy ribbed yoke & cuffs. The top-down sweater continues into the garter stitch body with a ribbed underarm detail. The body and sleeve lengths are customizable. Knit a shorter version or continue for a long dramatic length like the red sample. This swingy sweater with fitted sleeves will become your favorite layer during chilly days!

Sizes
Small (Medium, Large)
Shown in Medium on a 42” / 107cm chest circumference.

Finished Measurements
15 (19, 23)” / 38 (48, 58)cm across back measured from left underarm to right underarm.

Small size is designed to fit a 32-40” / 81-102cm chest circumference.
Medium size is designed to fit a 40-48” / 102-122cm chest circumference.
Large size is designed to fit a 48-56” / 122-142cm chest circumference.

The front is very drapey so the most important measurement is achieving the appropriate back width measured from left underarm to right underarm.

7 (9, 10)” / 18 (23, 25)cm yoke depth. Yoke depth is customizable.

Red Medium Size Length - 38” / 97cm long from underarm. Length is customizable. There is a shorter length option available in the pattern so you can decide the length while you knit the top-down sweater.

9.5 (11, 12.5)” / 24 (28, 32)cm upper arm circumference, upper arm stretches up to 17 (19, 21)” / 43 (48, 53)cm circumference for a fitted sleeve.

Sleeve length is customizable.

Yarn
Worsted weight
Hold 2 strands of fingering weight yarn together to get a marled effect.

Yardage
Small - approximately 750-850g total
Medium - approximately 1000-1100g total
Large - approximately 1200-1300g total

Yoke, Cuffs, and Bottom Ribbed Edge
If you are using Qing Fibre Melted Suri, you will need 3 (3, 4) skeins of Melted Suri. 150 (150, 200)g total is required for both strands of yarn in the yoke, cuffs, & bottom ribbed edge. Hold the fluffy suri alpaca together with a fingering wool.

Shown in
Red Marled Yoke, Cuffs, & Bottom Ribbing
Qing Fibre Melted Suri
Colorway - Firaja (red)

Walk Collection Cottage Merino
Colorway - Oasis (Turquoise with speckles)

Body & Sleeves
Use a variety of fingering weight yarns held double. Add some Qing Fibre Melted Suri or lace weight mohair silk for fluffy stripes.

Needles
40” US 8 / 5mm circular

Notions
4 stitch markers, tapestry needle

Gauge
18 sts & 38 rows = 4” / 10cm in garter stitch

Errata
Body, Row 3 (RS): the end of the row should read: “…k to m, slm, k4 5, 6, (p4 5, 6, k4 5, 6) twice. 2 sts decreased.”

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