#14 Conscious by Martin Storey

#14 Conscious

May 2020
DK (11 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette stitch using size 6 needle
US 3 - 3.25 mm
1184 - 2072 yards (1083 - 1895 m)
Small, Medium, Large, 1X, 2X, 3X, and 4X
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A summery take on the classic marinière never loses its appeal.

“The classic striped French Breton sweater is the inspiration for this design. For a more updated and modern look, I’ve added a broader stripe of contrast color, flattering side slits, a semifitted silhouette, and a longer, shirt-back detail. The warm pink heather stripes add an extra contemporary look from the traditional
navy and cream.”
—Martin Storey

The marinière (also known as a Breton shirt, as many French sailors were from Brittany, or simply tricot rayé, which means “striped sweater”) traditionally has blue and white horizontal stripes. The shirt became part of the official uniform for French seamen in 1858, and a genuine marinière has twenty blue stripes on the body and fourteen on the sleeves (twenty-one and fifteen, respectively, for a very tall sailor). There’s also a Russian version worn as part of the military uniform, a sleeveless striped undershirt called the telnyashka. Long a distinctively French garment, however, the marinière entered the world of high fashion with Yves Saint Laurent, who was inspired by the striped shirt Jean Seberg wore in the 1960 film Breathless. Since then, the iconic stripes have been donned by creative types the world over, from Pablo Picasso and Andy Warhol to Audrey Hepburn and Brigitte Bardot.

Finished Bust Measurements: 36 (40, 44, 48, 52, 56, 60)“

Colors and amounts used are:
6 (6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11) balls in color #238 heath (A)
2 (2, 3, 3, 3, 3, 3) balls in #247 shell (B)