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. Worked in a summery cotton chainette yarn, Shibui Rain, Martine can be worn alone in warmer temperatures or layered for additional warmth. Julie Hoover's design aesthetic shines through in the details: flattering A-line shaping, ballet neck, ribbed hem and cuffs, and raglan sleeves. Worked from the bottom-up in pieces then seamed, a 1-stitch selvedge worked at the side edges makes seaming a breeze!
Detailed written instructions and schematic included, while Julie's 'Construction Notes' give you a road map for where you are headed before you even begin swatching. Eight pages, heavy card stock.
Below you'll find all the available colors of Rain and the pattern from Julie Hoover. See the Basic Details tab for the number of skeins you'll need for your size. (Please note that if you don't see the pattern below, that means we are temporarily sold out. But we'll have more again soon, so please check back!)
Chest measurement: 35.75 (39.75, 44.25, 48. 25, 52.75, 56.75)".
Model wearing size 39¾” with +5¾” positive ease.
11 (12, 14, 15, 17, 19) skeins Shibui Rain (100% cotton; 135 yds/123m each).
Sample shown in Ash.
NEEDLES & NOTIONS
US 8 (5.0mm) 24" circular needles or size needed to get gauge.
US 5 (3.75mm) 16" and 24" circular needles or 3 sizes smaller than gauge needle for ribbing.
US 4 (3.5mm) 16" circular needles or 4 sizes smaller than gauge needle for neckline.
Blocking wires and t-pins (optional but recommended).
Darning needle to finish.
22.5 sts/30 rows to 4" in Knotted Stitch, after blocking.
Please note that achieving the correct raglan length depends upon matching the row gauge.
The body and sleeves of Martine are worked flat from the bottom up in pieces, then seamed. Neckline is picked up and knit in the round. Generous range of sizes (35 3/4" to 56 3/4" bust). Achieving correct raglan length depends on matching row gauge - so swatching is vital!
Meant to be worn with approximately 5-6" of positive ease.
Printed Martine pattern by Julie Hoover (requires shipping).
COLOR: 2001 Abyss. Deep true black.
COLOR: 103 Apple. Chartreuse.
COLOR: 2003 Ash. Palest soft grey.
COLOR: 2034 Blueprint. Bright blue.
COLOR: 115 Brick. Rusty red.
COLOR: 13 Caffeine. Tea-dyed linen.
COLOR: 2012 Fjord. Muted tealy-blue.
COLOR: 2004 Ivory. Creamy natural.
COLOR: 2041 Pollen. Golden lichen.
COLOR: 2031 Poppy. Happy tangerine.
COLOR: 2022 Mineral. Medium warm taupe: is it purple, grey, or brown?
COLOR: 11 Tar. Dark charcoal.