Martine by Julie Hoover

Martine

Knitting
May 2016
DK (11 wpi) ?
22.5 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in Knotted Stitch
US 8 - 5.0 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
1445 - 2440 yards (1321 - 2231 m)
35¾ (39¾, 44¼, 48¼, 52¾, 56¾)" finished bust circumference
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At first glance, Martine might appear to be a simple raglan, but it is so much more. The all-over knotted stitch creates wonderful texture to a perfectly fitting sweater (extra attention was put into the raglan shaping to ensure this). Worked in a summery cotton chainette yarn (Shibui Rain), Martine can be worn alone in warmer temperatures or layered for additional warmth.

Construction
Pullover is worked from the bottom-up in pieces, then seamed (a 1-stitch selvedge worked at the side edges makes seaming a breeze). The neckline is picked up and worked circularly.

Sizes
35¾ (39¾, 44¼, 48¼, 52¾, 56¾)“ finished bust circumference
Model wearing size 39¾“ with +5¾” ease

Yarn
Shibui Rain
100% cotton
135 yards / 123 meters per 50 g skein

11 (12, 14, 15, 17, 19) skeins
1445 (1620, 1825, 2020, 2250, 2440) yards
Sample shown in color Ash

Gauge
22½ stitches and 30 rows = 4” in Knotted Stitch on Needle A, after blocking
Please note that achieving the correct raglan length depends upon matching the row gauge.

Needle A
One 24” circular needle
US 8 / 5 mm or size needed to obtain gauge listed

Needle B (for Ribbing)
One each 16” and 24” circular needles three sizes smaller
than Needle A
US 5 / 3.75 mm

Needle C (for Neckline)
One 16” circular needle four sizes smaller than Needle A
US 4 / 3.5 mm

Other Materials
Stitch marker, cable needle (CN), blunt tapestry needle, blocking wires & T-pins (optional but recommended)

Skill Level
3 of 5