Martine

Martine

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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. 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.

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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

FINISHED 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 (for main fabric)
One 24″ circular needle
5 mm / US 8 or size needed to obtain gauge listed
NEEDLE B (for ribbing)
One each 16″ and 24″ circular needles three sizes smaller than Needle A
3.75 mm / US 5
NEEDLE C (for neckline)
One 16″ circular needle four sizes smaller than Needle A
3.5 mm / US 4

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

SKILL LEVEL
3 of 5