Maren by Judy Furlong


December 2012
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
23 stitches and 31 rows = 4 inches
in textured stocking stitch
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
1772 - 2873 yards (1620 - 2627 m)
82 to 128cm
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Featured on the front cover of Issue 53 of The Knitter.

This slightly oversized sweater features a traditional Norwegian Star motif in the stranded sections and the “Eagle” pattern, giving a little texture to the remaining sections, is very simple but effective. The style of the two individual pockets give the cosy look of a “hoodie” or fleece but without the bulk of extra material across the front.

The techniques required are not particularly demanding other than a working knowledge of stranded knitting, grafting (Kitchener Stitch) at the pocket tops and both flat knitting and knitting in the round are used here. The construction is a little unusual but full instructions are given.

The body can easily be lengthened for an even more relaxed look but do remember to allow extra yarn.

yarn requirements
Gomitoli Cashmere Lana 4ply
Yarn A (Main): Medium grey colour code 10025
8 9: 9: 10: 10: 11: 11: 12: 13: 13 x 50g balls
Yarn B (Contrast): Natural colour code 10000
2 2: 2: 2: 2: 2: 2: 3: 3: 3 x 50g balls