Welcome to marled heaven! The Marley is a great way to explore color and creativity! This sweater lends itself to versatility. It can be a great stash busting project or a beautiful solid marled statement. The little stars throughout are an additional way to create your own flare. Randomly sprinkle them across the sweater as you choose. Whichever way you decide this sweater will become a beloved wardrobe staple.
Throughout the sweater we will be holding three strands of fingering weight to achieve the desired marled effect. The stars can be added wherever you like after you start working in the round. They are worked by following the star chart on page 9. The directions will not tell you where to add them, that will be for you to decide. When you are ready to work a star, just place a stitch marker at the beginning and end of the 9 st pattern and work the star chart to its completion. When finished, remove the markers, and continue to work the sweater in stockinette.
Suggested Yarn: Fingering weight held triple. Approximately 676 (715, 846, 940) [1034, 1091, 1147, 1260]gm or 2906 (3075, 3638, 4042) [4446, 4691, 4932, 5418] yds.
Suggested needles: US 10(6.0mm) in 16 and 32-40 inch for main body and US 8(5.0mm) in 16 and 32-40 inch for cuffs, hem, and neckline. (Or size needed to obtain gauge).
Notions: Stitch markers (I suggest having 4 different colors, 1 for BORm and 3 others for marking the transitions from front to sleeve to back.), tapestry needle, cable needle and waste yarn.
Sizes: XS (S, M, L) [XL, 2x, 3x, 4x].
Finished Bust Circumference: 36 (40, 45, 50) [55, 58, 61, 67] inches. 91 (102, 114, 127) [140, 147, 155, 170] cm.
Garment is meant to be worn with 4-9″/10-23cm positive ease. Sample is shown in size small on a 35″/89cm bust. See page 7 for full schematic.
Gauge: 14sts and 16 rows in 4 inches in stockinette on large needles.