When cool weather begins, we crave soft and cozy sweaters to spend our days wearing. Combining a delicate lace hem with a hazy and soft texture for the body, Marley is one of those perfect Autumn sweaters. A combination of feminine and practical, the colors available in Whisper Lace and Alaska will allow you to create a combination all your own.
Designed by Universal Yarn Design Team
Extra Small (Small, Medium, Large, 1X, 2X, 3X, 4X, 5X)
Shown in Small size with 4” of positive ease.
Bust: 31½ (35½, 39½, 43½, 47½, 51½, 55½, 59½, 63½)”
Length: 25 (25¾, 26, 28¼, 28½, 29¼, 31, 32, 32¾)”
Rozetti Yarns Alaska (44% acrylic, 26% polyamide, 15% alpaca, 15% superwash fine merino wool; 50g/246 yds)
• 905 Stormy (Color B) – 5 (6, 7, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 11) balls
Fibra Natura Whisper Lace (70% superwash wool, 30% silk; 50g/440 yds)
• 114 Lapis (Color A) – 3 (3, 4, 4, 5, 5, 6, 6, 7) balls
Needles: US Size 8 (5 mm) 32” circular (2 sets) and straight (2 sets) or size needed to obtain gauge
US Size 7 (4.5 mm) 32” circular, 16” circular, and straight
Notions: Tapestry needle, stitch markers, stitch holders or waste yarn
16 sts x 24 rnds = 4” in Stockinette stitch (St st) with larger ndl and Colors A and B held together as one strand
24 sts x 32 rnds = 4” in Lace patt with larger ndl and one strand of Color A
Save time, check your gauge.
Marley is worked in the round from the bottom up. First, the Lace Section is worked using one strand of Whisper Lace. After the correct length of the Lace Hem Section is achieved, stitches are decreased and then placed on hold. Then, the Ribbing of the main body of the sweater is worked. The Hem and the Lace Hem Section are joined by knitting two stitches together.
The body of the sweater is knit using one strand each of Alaska and Whisper Lace held together. The front and back of the sweater are separated at the underarms and worked flat. The sleeves are knit flat and seamed. Finally, stitches for the neckband are picked up and worked in the round.