A marled top-down Raglan sweater in a fluffy combination of Brioche, Pearl Brioche & Garter stitch.
The sweater is knit seamlessly top-down with Raglan shoulder shaping. For the main part of the sweater, the two colors are held together, creating a marl effect. For added contrast, the cuffs, hem, and neckline finish are worked with Color A only.
The body is worked in Pearl Brioche stitch, the shoulders/sleeves are worked in Garter stitch and the Raglan lines and sides are worked in Brioche stitch.
The hem is finished with a doubled/folded border knit with a single strand of yarn in Stockinette stitch. The Cuffs are worked in Brioche stitch with two strands of yarn of the same color. The neckline is raised in the back by working short-rows before binding off neatly with an i-cord.
Use a mix of (semi-)solid and variegated/speckled colors (eg. a solid Lace-weight and a speckled mohair/alpaca blend, or vice versa) with a low to medium contrast for a more cohesive marl effect.
Digital Knitting Pattern (PDF) in English and German
Price: € 7.00
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Finished Bust: 93 (103, 113, 123, 133)\[143, 153, 163\] cm
36 ½ (40 ½, 44 ½, 48 ½, 52 ½)\[56 ½, 60, 64\]”
Recommended positive ease: 10-15 cm / 4-6“.
1 color of Lace-weight yarn (Color A; about 650 m / 710 yds per 100 g)
+ 1 color of fluffy Lace-weight Alpaca/Silk or Mohair/Silk yarn (Color B; about 300 m / 328 yds per 50 g)
Color A (Lace):
Color B (fluffy Lace):
*no. of skeins refers to yarn used in sample.
Color A: Helix by La Bien Aimée (75% Falkland Merino / 25% Gotland Wool, 650 m / 710 yds per 100 g) in the colorway French Gray (gray)
Color B: Kumo by La Bien Aimée (74% Suri Alpaca / 26% Mulberry Silk, 300 m / 328 yds per 50 g) in the colorway Nadia (speckled pink)
Pictured in size 3.
16 sts / 32 rows = 10 cm / 4″ in Garter st & Pearl Brioche st (with 1 strand of Color A and 1 strand of Color B held together and US 7 / 4.5 mm needles)
29 sts / 44 rows = 10 cm / 4″ in Stockinette st (with 1 strand of Color A and US 2 ½ / 3.0 mm needles)
Measured after blocking. Gauge has an influence on the size of your finished piece and your yardage!
Main needle size:
US 7 / 4.5 mm circular needles, 60-100 cm / 23-40″ long; optional: DPNs in same size for sleeves and neckline
Additional needle sizes:
US 4 / 3.5 mm circular needles or DPNs for the cuffs and neckline bind-off
US 2 ½ / 3.0 mm circular needles for the hem
(or sizes needed to obtain gauge and optimal drape)
tapestry needle, 8 stitch markers (7+1 for beginning/end of round), waste yarn for holding sleeve sts