Marled Mania Cardigan


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  • This is a PDF knitting pattern.

    Gather your favorite colors to knit this long marled colorful sweater. Hold two strands of fingering weight yarn throughout the entire project to use all those leftover bits of wool, alpaca, and mohair. Qing Fibre Melted Suri is featured for the super soft and fluffy ribbed yoke & cuffs. The top-down sweater continues into the garter stitch body with a ribbed underarm detail. The body and sleeve lengths are customizable. Knit a shorter version or continue for a long dramatic length like the red sample.

    This swingy sweater with fitted sleeves will become your favorite layer during chilly days!

    All rights reserved. Pattern for personal use only.

  • Sizes
    Small (Medium, Large)
    Shown in Medium on a 42” / 107cm chest circumference.

    Finished Measurements
    15 (19, 23)” / 38 (48, 58)cm across back measured from left underarm to right underarm.

    Small size is designed to fit a 32-40” / 81-102cm chest circumference.
    Medium size is designed to fit a 40-48” / 102-122cm chest circumference.
    Large size is designed to fit a 48-56” / 122-142cm chest circumference.

    The front is very drapey so the most important measurement is achieving the appropriate back width measured from left underarm to right underarm.

    7 (9, 10)” / 18 (23, 25)cm yoke depth. Yoke depth is customizable.

    Red Medium Size Length - 38” / 97cm long from underarm. Length is customizable. There is a shorter length option available in the pattern so you can decide the length while you knit the top-down sweater.

    9.5 (11, 12.5)” / 24 (28, 32)cm upper arm circumference, upper arm stretches up to 17 (19, 21)” / 43 (48, 53)cm circumference for a fitted sleeve.

    Sleeve length is customizable.

    Worsted weight
    Hold 2 strands of fingering weight yarn together to get a marled effect.

    Small - approximately 750-850g total
    Medium - approximately 1000-1100g total
    Large - approximately 1200-1300g total

    Yoke, Cuffs, and Bottom Ribbed Edge
    If you are using Qing Fibre Melted Suri, you will need 3 (3, 4) skeins of Melted Suri. 150 (150, 200)g total is required for both strands of yarn in the yoke, cuffs, & bottom ribbed edge. Hold the fluffy suri alpaca together with a fingering wool.

    Body & Sleeves
    Use a variety of fingering weight yarns held double. Add some Qing Fibre Melted Suri or lace weight mohair silk for fluffy stripes.

    40” US 8 / 5mm circular

    4 stitch markers, tapestry needle

    18 sts & 38 rows = 4” / 10cm in garter stitch

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  • Red Marled Yoke, Cuffs, & Bottom Ribbing
    Qing Fibre Melted Suri
    Colorway - Firaja (red)

    Walk Collection Cottage Merino
    Colorway - Oasis (Turquoise with speckles)