Marseille Sweater by PetiteKnit

Marseille Sweater

Knitting
March 2021
DK (11 wpi) ?
21 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette on larger needles
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
1422 - 2625 yards (1300 - 2400 m)
XS (S) M (L) XL (2XL) 3XL (4XL) 5XL
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The Marseille Sweater is worked from the top down. First, the back yoke is worked back and forth, while the shoulder slope is created by working short rows for a good fit. After this, each shoulder is worked back and forth separately with short row shaping. Then, the shoulders are joined to form the front. The front and back are worked separately and joined at the bottom of the armholes, and then the body is worked in the round on a circular needle. The sleeves are worked from stitches that are picked up and knitted along the armholes and are shaped using short rows. The sleeves are worked in the round on a circular needle and double-pointed needles or using the Magic Loop technique. The neck edge is worked from stitches that are picked up and knitted along the neckline, it is then folded double and knitted together. The Marseille Sweater is worked with stripes, the placements of which are described in the pattern.

Begin by working a swatch to determine which needle size you need to achieve the correct gauge.

Size guide
The Marseille Sweater is designed to have approx. 25 cm [9¾ inches] of positive ease, meaning it is designed to be 25 cm [9¾ inches] larger in circumference than your bust measurement. The sizes XS (S) M (L) XL (2XL) 3XL (4XL) 5XL are designed to fit a bust circumference of 80-85 (85-90) 90-95 (95-100) 100-110 (110-120) 120-130 cm (130-140) 140-150 cm [31½-33½ (33½-35½) 35½-37½ (37½-39½) 39½-43¼ (43¼-47¼) 47¼-51¼ (51¼-55) 55-59 inches].

The measurements for the finished garment can be found on the front page of the pattern. Before beginning your project, measure yourself to determine which size to knit. For example, if you measure 90 cm [35½ inches] around your bust (or around the widest part of your upper body) you should knit a size S. A size S sweater has a bust circumference of 115 cm [45¼ inches], which in the given example would give you 25 cm [9¾ inches] of positive ease.

The model in the photos is wearing a size XS and has a bust circumference of 82 cm [32¼ inches] and is 164 cm [approx. 5 feet 4 inches] tall.

Sizes:
XS (S) M (L) XL (2XL) 3XL (4XL) 5XL

Bust circumference:
110 (115) 120 (125) 135 (145) 155 (165) 175 cm
[43¼ (45¼) 47¼ (49¼) 53¼ (57) 61 (65) 69 inches]

Length:
62 (64) 66 (67) 68 (70) 72 (72) 74 cm
[24½ (25¼) 26 (26½) 26¾ (27½) 28¼ (28¼) 29¼ inches]
(measured mid back excl. neck edge)

Gauge:
21 sts x 32 rows = 10 x 10 cm [4 x 4 inches] in stockinette stitch on 4 mm [US6] needles after wash and blocking

Needles:
Circular needles: 4 mm [US6] / 40, 60 and 80 and/or 100 cm [16, 24 and 32 and/or 40 inches] and 3 mm [US2½] / 40 cm [16 inches]
Double-pointed needles: 4 mm [US6] (unless the Magic Loop technique is used)

Materials:
500-550 (550) 550-600 (600) 650 (700) 800 (850) 900 g Double Sunday by Sandnes Garn (50 g = 108 m [118 yds]) for the main color and 100 (100) 100-150 (150) 150 (150-200) 200 (200) 200 g Double Sunday by Sandnes Garn (50 g = 108 m [118 yds])

If knitting the sweater without stripes the total amount needed is 600 (650) 700 (750) 800 (900) 950 (1000) 1100 g Double Sunday by Sandnes Garn (50 g = 108 m [118 yds])

The Marseille Sweater in the pictures is knitted in Double Sunday by Sandnes Garn in the colours Almond (2511) and Sailor in the Dark (5581).

Difficulty:
★ ★ ★ ★ (4 out of 5)
See the classification of difficulty here.

Techniques:
Find videos on the techniques used in this pattern here.