MMMDI by Marly Bird

MMMDI

Knitting
October 2020
Aran (8 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
US 9 - 5.5 mm
XS (S, M, L, XL, 2X, 3X, 4X, 5X)
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MMMDI is a stunning women’s garter stitch knit cardigan with pockets! The #MarlyMadeMeDoIt cardigan body is knit in one large piece from the bottom up with the only seaming on the sleeves and the armholes. Worked in Red Heart Soft yarn, this easy-care sweater will be one of your new favorites.

This sweater is designed to be a beginner friendly knit cardigan. Beginner knitters are always asking Marly what a good beginner pattern would be for them to make. Well, this is a good one

The instructions are written out in such a way to really explain each section (which is why it is really long). If an adventurous beginner were to pick up this pattern, he or she would be able to make this beautiful striped cardigan without any problem. At least, that was Marly’s goal.

SKILL LEVEL
Adventurous Beginner

MEASUREMENTS

TO FIT SIZE
XS (S, M, L, XL, 2X, 3X, 4X, 5X). Sweater shown is 2X.

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
Bust 30 (34, 38, 42, 46, 50, 54, 58, 62)“ / 76 (86.5, 96.5, 106.5, 117, 127, 137, 147.5, 157.5) cm
Length 25 (25½, 26, 26½, 27, 27¼, 27¾, 28¼, 28¾)”/ 63.5 (65, 66, 67.5, 68.5, 69, 70.5, 72, 73) cm

Notes about measurements: These measurements, as well as those listed on the schematic, do not reflect any selvedge sts. Bust measurement is very flexible due to overlap in Front Edging Band.

GAUGE
18 sts and 32 rows = 4” (10cm) in Garter st (knit every row).
16 sts and 22 rows = 4” (10cm) in Broken Rib.

Note about gauge: These two stitch patterns may require different needle sizes to achieve their respective gauges.

MATERIALS

YARN
RED HEART SOFT 100% acrylic; 141 g/5 oz, 234 meters/256 yards. Colors and amounts listed below.
Navy -- Color A -- 3 (3, 3, 3, 4, 4, 4, 5, 5) balls
Seafoam -- Color B -- 1 (1, 1, 1, 2, 2, 3, 3, 3) balls
Light Grey -- Color C -- 1 (1, 1, 1, 1, 2, 2, 2, 2) balls
Soft Blue -- Color D -- 1 (1, 1, 1, 1, 2, 2, 2, 2) balls
White -- Color E -- 1 (1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 2, 2) balls

NEEDLES
US 7 (4.5mm) at least 36” (91 cm) long circular for bottom ribbed edges.
US 8 (5mm) at least 36” (91 cm) long circular or size required for Garter st gauge.
US 9 (5.5mm) at least 24” (61cm) long circular or straight needles or size required for Broken Rib gauge.

NOTIONS
Removable stitch markers, stitch holders, yarn needle, decorative clasp or closure (optional)