Marlene Darted Knit Kit; This unique jumper is knit from the bottom up, in the round. At the bottom of the low armhole, you will be splitting the front and back in half to work each side separately. The split happens low to create sleeve darts under the arm. The front will then split around the neck with decreases on the neckline. The back works up to short rows to create shaping on the shoulders. The front and back are then joined at the shoulder with a 3-needle bind off. The neck is picked up from the remaining stitches and worked in the round to your ideal length. Sleeves are picked up and worked in the round with darted decreases under the arm before working straight down for a relaxed balloon-style sleeve.
There is an option to adjust the body length. Sleeves sizes and lengths can be adjusted too, including a sleeveless alternative.
XS (S) M (L) XL (2XL) 3XL
To fit body: 110 (115) 120 (125) 135 (145) 155 cm measured around
Sumptuous; 6 (7) 7 (8) 9 (10) 10 balls
Pattern Level: Intermediate
Estimated Knit Time: 10+ hours
Wool: Sumptuous; blend of NZ Alpaca and NZ Polwarth Wool
Needles: 4.5mm (5mm for tight knitters) , can be knit on straights or circulars with 60 to 80cm cable
Skills: Cast on, knit, purl, knit in the round, short rows, pickup stitches, optional 3-needle bind off, cast off, optional sewing up for shoulders
Pattern by: Michelle Joy (Stewart), written in a less traditional style to be less technical and give the crafter room to adjust the fit and style