Marledish by Corrado Lark

Marledish

Knitting
February 2021
yarn held together
Fingering
+ Fingering
= DK (11 wpi) ?
21 stitches and 27 rows = 4 inches
in Doubled stockinette with larger needles
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 3 - 3.25 mm
2400 - 4800 yards (2195 - 4389 m)
12 sizes
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Marledish
By Corrado Lark

The Needs:

Needles:

  • US 5 (3.75mm) for marled and alternating marled stockinette.
  • US 3 (3.25mm) for marled ribbing.

Yarn:

  • Color A: 3 (3, 3, 3) (4, 4, 4) (4, 5, 5) (5, 6) skeins of La Bien Aimée Single Ply 100% Superwash Merino Wool Fingering (400yds/100g per skein). In the “Kingston” colorway.
  • Color B: 3 (3, 3, 3) (4, 4, 4) (4, 5, 5) (5, 6) skeins of La Bien Aimée Single Ply 100% Superwash Merino Wool Fingering (400yds/100g per skein) in the “Hudson” colorway.

Notions:

  • 4 circular stitch markers
  • 2 removable stitch markers

Gauge:

I recommend only swatching in marled stockinette and adjusting needle size accordingly. Use the same needle for all stockinette sections, and go down two sizes for the ribbing.

  • Marled stockinette: 21 stitches and 27 rows per 4” blocked.

  • Alternating Marled Stockinette: 21 stitches and 26 rows per 4” blocked.

  • Marled or doubled ribbing: 22 stitches and 28 rows per 4” blocked

  • Sizes: 1 (2, 3, 4) (5, 6, 7) (8, 9, 10) (11, 12).

  • Neckline (in inches): 20” (20”, 20”, 20”) (20”, 20”, 20”) (20”, 20”, 21”) (21”, 21”).

  • Neckline (in cm): 51cm (51cm, 51cm, 51cm) (51cm, 51cm, 51cm) (51cm, 51cm, 53cm) (53cm, 53cm).

  • Fit to size (in inches): 27” (30”, 33”, 36”) (39”, 42”, 45”) (48” 51”, 54”) (57”, 60”).

  • Fit to size (in cm): 68.5cm (76cm, 84cm, 91cm) (99cm, 107cm, 114cm) (122cm, 130cm, 137cm) (145cm, 152.5cm).

  • Finished Bust (in inches with 4-5” pos. ease): 32” (35”, 38”, 41”) (44”, 47”, 50”) (53”, 55”, 58”) (61”, 64”).

  • Finished Bust (in cm with 10-12 cm pos. ease): 82cm (89cm, 97cm, 104cm) (112cm, 120cm, 127cm) (135cm, 139.5cm, 147.5cm) (155cm, 162.5cm).

  • Cuff Circumference (in inches): 10” for the smaller cuff option, 12” for the larger cuff option.

  • Cuff Circumference (in cm): 25 cm for the smaller cuff option, 30 cm for the larger cuff option.

  • Raglan Sleeve Length (in inches): 27 ½” or to desired length.

  • Raglan Sleeve Length (in cm): 70 cm or to desired length.

The Backstory:

For my second sweater design, I wanted to simplify neck shaping. I knew I didn’t want short rows in the back, so I created a gusset/extra set of raglan increases to avoid the need, and it works pretty great!

La Bien Aimée is of course one of the most gorgeous hand dyes out there, and I was honored to be able to marl (for the most part) two of their beautiful colors together.

As is typical with how I knit, I couldn’t just knit stockinette in the round for too long without getting bored. So I used a marled striping technique in the body and the sleeves which gave a cool pooling effect. If you want a more uniform look with more depth, choose two colors that have less contrast than what I used.

And in that same vein, this sweater would be amazing stash-busting using all different fingering/sock weight yarns!