Marram by Natasja Hornby

Marram

Knitting
May 2023
Light Fingering ?
20 stitches and 40 rows = 4 inches
in Broken Rib Tuck Stitch
US 3 - 3.25 mm
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
US 2 - 2.75 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
766 - 1531 yards (700 - 1400 m)
1 (2, 3, 4) {5, 6, 7, 8}
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The most eye-catching design feature of Marram is its reversibility. It can be worn inside-out, as well as front to back. The body, that is framed by beautifully shaped twisted rib, is worked in a Tuck Stitch pattern that looks gorgeous on both sides. The finishing techniques contributing to the reversibility of the garment are carefully described in the pattern.
Marram was originally designed for the Knit on Texel retreat, and the shape and colors were inspired by the dune landscape of that beautiful island in the northwest of the Netherlands.

VIDEO
To see Marram in motion (followed by a finishing tutorial for the armholes and the neckline), check out the Marram video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LxyvyHGPUHM

CONSTRUCTION
The Marram vest is worked from the topdown. You start by casting on stitches for the shoulders, using your preferred provisional cast-on. The back shoulders are worked first, after which the shoulders are joined by casting on for the back of the neck. For the front, the provisionally cast-on stitches are worked down, using increases to shape the V-neck.
Once the upper front parts are joined, the front is worked flat until the underarm, where the front and back are joined to work the body in the round.
To finish the neckline and the armholes, stitches are picked up and worked in a twisted rib that is shaped using German short rows. Once the ribbing is finished, it is folded and sewn to the inside.
Because of the construction and finishing techniques, Marram is fully reversible (front-to-back, and inside-out).

SIZES
1 (2, 3, 4) {5, 6, 7, 8}
Finished bust measurements 88 (100, 112, 118) {134, 146, 152, 162} cm / 34.75 (39.5, 44.25, 46.5) {52.75, 57.5, 60, 63.75}”

The vest is designed to have approx 10 – 12.5 cm / 4 – 5” of positive ease around the bust, so it can easily be worn over other layers.
Sample is shown in size 2 and has 10 cm / 4” of positive ease around the bust.

YARN
British Wool 4ply by Wol Verhalen, 100%wool (Bluefaced Leicester and Masham), 450 m / 490 yards per 100 gr.
MC: approx 450 (500, 550, 600){660, 710, 780, 850} m / 490
(550, 600, 660){720,780, 850, 930} yards.
CC: approx 250 (270, 290, 310){340, 370, 400, 430} m / 270 (300, 320, 340) {370, 400, 440, 470} yards.

The sample is shown in colorways Sand Grey (MC) and Adrena (CC).

NEEDLES
Needle A (for the body)
One 80 cm / 30” circular needle.
Suggested needle size: 3.25 mm / US #3.
Needle B (for the ribbing)
One 60 cm / 22” circular needle, and a set of needles for working small circumferences in the round.
Suggested needle size: 2.5 mm / US #1.5.
Needle C (for the horizontal braid around the V-neck and the armholes)
A set of needles for working small circumferences in the round.
Suggested needle size: 2.75 mm / US #2.
Needle D (for V-neck and armhole bind off)
A set of needles for working small circumferences in the round.
Suggested needle size: 3.75 mm / US #5.

GAUGE
Measured after blocking.
Broken Rib Tuck Stitch pattern on Needle A: 20 sts x 40 rows = 10 x 10 cm / 4 x 4”.