Martha by Deb Hoss

Martha

Knitting
March 2019
Sport (12 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
1035 - 1850 yards (946 - 1692 m)
31, 35, 39¾, 43, 47, 51, 55¾" / 78.7, 88.9, 101, 109.2, 119.4, 129.5, 141.6 cm
Flag of English English
This pattern is available for $6.00 USD buy it now

Prompted by a styling request from daughter Juliet, Martha is a slim-fitting, shaped sweater with three-quarter sleeves and buttoned up placket closures on each shoulder and sleeve cuff. Its round neckline and hems are trimmed with wide ribbing. Both bodice and sleeves are worked top down and seamlessly in the round, with short rows at sleeve caps for smooth shaping and ease in setting in. Worked in sport weight wool, this is a light springtime design perfect for seasonal transitions. Enjoy!

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
Bust: 31, 35, 39¾, 43, 47, 51, 55¾“ / 78.7, 88.9, 101, 109.2, 119.4, 129.5, 141.6 cm
Waist: 27¾, 31¾, 36¼, 39¾, 43¾, 47¾, 52¼” / 70.5, 80.6, 92.1, 101, 111.1, 121.3, 132.7 cm
Hip: 31, 35, 39¾, 43, 47, 51, 55¾“ / 78.7, 88.9, 101, 109.2, 119.4, 129.5, 141.6 cm
Length: 24½, 25, 25¼, 25½, 25¾, 26, 26¼” / 62.2, 63.5, 64.1, 64.8, 65.4, 66, 66.7 cm

MATERIALS
Yarn
Shown in Chickadee wool by Quince & Co. (100% wool; 181 yards / 166m per 50g skein);
main color (MC) – Camel #144; 5, 6, 7, 7, 8, 9, 10 skeins, or for comparable yarn, approximately 900, 1025, 1155, 1265, 1400, 1545, 1675 yards / 823, 938, 1057, 1157, 1280, 1413, 1532 m;
trim (CC) – Egret #101; 1 skein, or for comparable yarn, approximately 135, 140, 145, 155, 160, 170, 175 yards / 124, 128, 133, 142, 146, 155, 160 m.
I always have additional yarn on-hand for swatching.

Needles
US5 / 3.75mm or size to obtain gauge
• 1 24” / 60 cm circular or pair of straight needles for upper bodice
• 1 24 to 36” / 60 to 90 cm circular for lower bodice – choose length shorter than waist measurement
• 1 set double pointed or preferred needle style for working small circumferences of the sleeves in the round

Notions
• Stitch holders
• Tapestry needle
• Pins (blocking wires optional)
• (12) ¾“ / 20mm buttons

GAUGE
24 sts and 32 rows = 4” / 10.2 cm in Stockinette stitch

SKILLS REQUIRED
Long-tail cast on, Cable cast on, circular knitting, decreasing (ssk, k2tog, p2tog, p2tog tbl), increasing (m1L, m1R, yo), short row shaping, stitch pick-up around neckline and for plackets at shoulders and sleeves, setting in sleeve caps, and blocking.

14 page pdf includes pattern instructions, photographs, tutorial links, schematics, and definitions for relevant abbreviations.