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Marsa Alam

by Isabell Kraemer

a simple, yet effective cardigan worked seamlessly from the top down

The colors of this cardigan remind me of a wonderful place in Egypt – Marsa Alam, located on the western shore of the Red Sea where the Sahara Desert meets the sea The beauty of this bleak landscape has captured my heart since my very first visit, not to mention the incredible underwater world of the Red Sea.....it's like being on another planet If you ever have the chance, go and visit this beautiful part of the world – it's magical Marsa alam © grasflecken/ Isabell Kraemer 2013

For unlimited personal use only. Do not reproduce or sell the pattern, or sell items that are knitted from this pattern. For any questions please contact grasfleckenbylilalu@gmail.com


yarn: Coast by Holst Yarn used doubled throughout 3 (3, 3, 4, 4, 4) skeins in main color; shown in nutmeg 2 (2, 3, 3, 3, 3) skeins in contrast color; shown in marlin or 700 (765, 840, 930, 1025, 1110) m [765 (835, 917, 1015, 1118, 1215) yards] of any dk weight yarn that knits up to the gauge main color: contrast color:

400 [435 300 [330

(435, (475, (330, (360,

480, 524, 360, 393,

530, 580, 400, 435,

585, 638, 440, 480,

635) 695) 475) 520)

m yards] m yards]

needles:

4 mm [US 6] 3.5 mm [US 4]

materials:

10 (10, 10, 11, 11, 11) buttons holders or scrap yarn tapestry needle stitch markers spare needle

gauge:

20 sts x 28 rows = 10 x 10 cm [4 x 4 in] in Stockinette stitch on larger needle

take time to check your gauge and change needle size if necessary sizes:

xs (s, m, l, xl, xxl)

finished bust measurements:

80 (86, 96, 100, 108, 114) cm [32 (34 ½, 38, 40, 43 ¼, 45 ½) in] sample is size xs and worn with no ease

Instructions: This cardigan is worked seamlessly from the top down. Starting from a provisional CO, the shoulder part is worked first. Then sts are picked up for sleeve caps. From this point sleeves and body are worked at the same time to the underarms. After separating sleeve sts from body sts, the body is worked to end. Then sleeve sts are picked up again to work the sleeves in rounds from the top down. color changes are worked every 2 rows/rounds through the pattern unless otherwise stated with scrap yarn prov. CO 68 (74, 80, 84, 88, 88) sts (please use provisional crochet cast on method; see abbreviations), with larger needle work 4 rows in St st, starting with main color (start color changes after 2 rows) and a RS row. right shoulder next row (RS): k14 (16, 18, 20, 21, 21), k2tog, k1 place rem sts on a holder and turn work to work a WS row next row (WS): p all sts next row (RS): k13 (15, 17, 19, 20, 20), k2tog, k1 next row (WS): p all sts work 10 (10, 10, 10, 14, 14) rows in St st cut yarns and place sts on hold (holder or scrap yarn) with RS of piece facing leave 34 (36, 38, 38, 40, 40) back neck sts on holder place last 17 (19, 21, 23, 24, 24) sts from holder on your needle rejoin yarn and work Marsa alam © grasflecken/ Isabell Kraemer 2013

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left shoulder row 1 (RS): k1, ssk, k to end row 2 (WS): p to end row 3 (RS): k1, ssk, k to end row 4 (WS): p to end work 10 (10, 10, 10, 14, 14) rows in St st do not cut yarns, k15 (17, 19, 21, 22, 22) sts (points A to B = left front), pm, rotate work (with RS facing), pick up and knit 12 (12, 12, 12, 15, 15) sts (points B to C = left sleeve cap), pm, rotate work, unravel prov. CO and k68 (74, 80, 84, 88, 88) sts (points C to D = back), pm, rotate work, pick up and knit 12 (12, 12, 12, 15, 15) sts (points D to E = right sleeve cap), pm, rotate work, k15 (17, 19, 21, 22, 22) sts from holder (points E to F = right front)

E

you should have 122 (132, 142, 150, 162, 162) sts on your needle

A

D

right shoulder

F

left shoulder

purl 1 WS row

C

B

start sleeve increases row 1 (RS): *k to m, sm, m1L, k to next m, m1R, sm; rep from* once more, k to end row 2 (WS): p to end, slipping markers rep rows 1 + 2 2 (2, 2, 3, 3, 4) more times you should have 15 (17, 19, 21, 22, 22) sts (each front) – 18 (18, 18, 20, 23, 25) sts (each sleeve) – 68 (74, 80, 84, 88, 88) sts (back) start neck shaping and continue sleeve increases row 1 (RS): k2, m1L, *k to next m, sm, m1L, k to next m, m1R, sm; rep from* once more, k to 2 sts before end, m1R, k2 row 2 (WS): p to end, slipping markers rep last 2 rows 5 more times you should have 21 (23, 25, 27, 28, 28) sts (each front) – 30 (30, 30, 32, 35, 37) sts (each sleeve) – 68 (74, 80, 84, 88, 88) sts (back) finish neck shaping and continue sleeve increases next row (RS): CO 11 (12, 13, 13, 14, 14) sts, *k to m, sm, m1L, k to next m, m1R, sm; rep from* once more, k to end, cut remaining thread and rejoin yarn on next RS row next row (WS): CO 11 (12, 13, 13, 14, 14) sts, p to end you should have 32 (35, 38, 40, 42, 42) sts (each front) – 32 (32, 32, 34, 37, 39) sts (each sleeve) - 68 (74, 80, 84, 88, 88) sts (back) next row (RS): *k to m, sm, m1L, k to next m, m1R, sm; rep from* once more, k to end next row (WS): p to end, slipping markers

rep last 2 rows until you have 48 (50, 50, 52, 55, 57) sts for your sleeves between markers page 3 Marsa alam © grasflecken/ Isabell Kraemer 2013

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start body increases row 1: *k to 1 st before next m, m1r, k1, sm, k to next m, sm, k1, m1l; rep from* once more, k to end row 2: p all sts, slipping markers rep rows 1 + 2 2 (2, 3, 3, 4, 5) more times you will have 35 (38, 42, 44, 47, 48) sts (front) – 48 (50, 50, 52, 55, 57) sts (each sleeve) – 74 (80, 88, 92, 98, 100) sts (back) separate sleeves from body next row (RS): *k to next m, remove m, CO 3 (3, 4, 4, 5, 7) pm, CO 3 (3, 4, 4, 5, 7), slip sleeve sts on a holder or scrap yarn, remove m; rep from* once more, k to end you will have 38 (41, 46, 48, 52, 55) sts (front) – 80 (86, 96, 100, 108, 114) sts (back) on your needle work 13 rows in St st start waist shaping next row (RS): *k to 3 sts before m, ssk, k1, sm, k1, k2tog; rep from* once more, k to end rep decrease row on following 14th row work 19 rows in St st next row (RS): *k to 1 st before m, m1R, k1, sm, k1, m1L; rep from* once more, k to end rep increase row on following 10th row 2 more times you will have 39 (42, 47, 49, 53, 56) sts (front) – 82 (88, 98, 102, 110, 116) sts (back) on your needle work in St st until body measures 28 (28, 28, 32, 32, 32) cm [11 ¼ (11 ¼, 11 ¼, 12 ¾, 12 ¾, 12 ¾) in] from underarm CO Continue in main colour to end, work in St st until body measures 33 (33, 33, 37, 37, 37) cm [13 ¼ (13 ¼, 13 ¼, 14 ½, 14 ½, 14 ½) in] from underarm CO, ending with a WS row on last row work 1 dec (p2tog) to obtain an uneven number of sts for ribbing change to smaller needle and next row (RS): k2, p1, *k1, p1; rep from* to 2 sts before end, k2 next row (WS): p2, k1, *p1, k1; rep from* to 2 sts before end, p2 rep last 2 rows until ribbing measures 5 cm [2 in]. BO in pattern sleeves (both alike) with dpn's or longer circular needle for magic loop pick up and knit 4 (4, 5, 5, 6, 8) sts from underarm CO (beg in the middle of the underarm CO), knit 48 (50, 50, 52, 55, 57) sts from holder, pick up and knit 4 (4, 5, 5, 6, 8) sts from underarm CO, pm (BOR) next round: k2, k2tog, k to 4 sts before end, ssk, k2 you will have 54 (56, 58, 60, 65, 71) sts on your needle work 14 rounds in St st page 4 Marsa alam © grasflecken/ Isabell Kraemer 2013

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next rnd (decrease rnd): k2, k2tog, k to 4 sts before end, ssk, k2 rep dec rnd on following 16th rnd 2 more times you will have 48 (50, 52, 54, 59, 65) sts on your needle work in St st until sleeve measures 26 cm [10 ½ in] from underarm, or to 6.5 cm [2 ½ in] before desired length, continue in main colour to end, work 2.5 cm [1 in] in St st on last round work 0 (0, 0, 0, 1, 1) dec (k2tog) to obtain an even number of sts for ribbing change to smaller needle and continue in k1, p1 ribbing to a total length of 32.5 cm [13 in]. BO in pattern work button band and button hole band with smaller needle and RS of right front facing, beg at lower edge, pick up and knit 86 (86, 86, 94, 94, 94) sts (approx. 2 sts per 3 rows) next row (WS): *p1, k1; rep from* to 2 sts before end, p2 Note: because we work an uneven number of sts between the button holes k2tog and p2tog alternate, please work the decreases according to the ribbing next row (RS): work 6 (6, 6, 5, 5, 5) sts in est ribbing, *yo, p2tog/k2tog, work 7 sts in est ribbing; rep from* to 8 sts before end, yo, k2tog/p2tog, work in est ribbing to end work 2 more rows in ribbing. BO in pattern with smaller needle and RS of left front facing beg at upper edge, pick up and knit 86 (86, 86, 94, 94, 94) sts (approx. 2 sts per 3 rows) next row (WS): p2, *k1, p1; rep from* to end work 3 more rows in est ribbing. BO in pattern neck finishing place 34 (36, 38, 38, 40, 40) back neck sts from holder on spare needle. with smaller needle and RS of piece facing, beg at upper edge of right button band, pick up and knit 4 sts from button band edge, pick up and knit 10 (11, 12, 12, 13, 13) sts from neck CO, pick up and knit 2 sts per 3 rows until you reach the shoulder, knit 34 (36, 38, 38, 40, 40) sts from spare needle, pick up and knit 2 sts per 3 rows down the left side of the neck, pick up and knit 10 (11, 12, 12, 13, 13) sts from neck CO, pick up 4 sts from button band edge you should have an uneven number of sts on your needle, if not, adjust on first row by decreasing 1 st at the back neck next row (WS): *p1, k1; rep from* to last st, p1 next row (RS): k1, p1, k1, yo, k2tog, *p1, k1; rep from* to end work 2 more rows in est ribbing. BO in pattern weave in all ends and sew on buttons. wet block to measurements page 5 Marsa alam Š grasflecken/ Isabell Kraemer 2013

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abbreviations: prov. CO CO: BO: BOR: st(s): RS: WS: k: p: St st: beg: rem: pm: sm: k2tog: ssk: m1L: m1R: inc: dec: rnd(s): est:

provisional cast on: please use provisional crochet cast on, see this post (knittinghelp.com)) cast on bind off begin of round stitch(es) right side wrong side knit purl Stockinette stitch (knit on RS, purl on WS = worked flat) (knit every round = worked in rounds) begin(ning) remain(ing) place marker slip marker knit 2 together slip, slip, knit through backloops make one left (left leaning increase) lift loop between stitches from front, knit into backloop make one right (right leaning increase) lift loop between stitches from back, knit into frontloop increase decrease round(s) establish(ed)

schematic:

A D

B E F C

measurements in cm: A 34 (37, 40, 42, 44, 44) B 40 (43, 48, 50, 54, 57) C 41 (44, 49, 51, 55, 58) D 13 ½ (14, 14 ½, 15, 16 ¼, 17 ¾) E 38 (38, 38, 42, 42, 42) F 56 ½ (57 ½, 58 ¼, 63, 64 ½, 66)

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measurements in in: A 13 ½ (14 ¾, 16, 16 ¾, 17 ½, 17 ½) B 16 (17 ¼, 19 ¼, 20, 21 ½, 22 ¾) C 16 ½ (17 ½, 19 ½, 20 ½, 22, 23 ¼) D 5 ¼ (5 ½, 5 ¾, 6, 6 ½, 7) E 15 ¼ (15 ¼, 15 ¼, 16 ¾, 16 ¾, 16 ¾) F 22 ½ (23, 23 ¼, 25 ¼, 25 ¾, 26 ½) page 6

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