marina by Dexie Knits

spring cotton sweater

free pattern

This long-sleeved, light, spring, sweater is knitted in Rowan’s Cotton Cashmere, a versatile blend of 85% cotton and 15% cashmere and their oh-so-very soft 76% cotton, 15% yak and 9% nylon Softyak DK.

The gauge is worked out to accommodate the use of the two different yarns, which is what makes this simple design a little bit special. You may of course opt for using one yarn, in which case the switching of needles between colours will no longer be necessary.

The pattern is simple but thorough. Well suited for beginners if you stick to the recommended yarn. If you are inexperienced and plan on using other yarn, then you may get confused by the instructions and this pattern is perhaps not for you. The entire sweater is knit in stockinette with horizontal colour switching. The colour switching also involves the switching of needles if the recommended yarns are used.

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Author: Dexie Knits

Sponsored by: Veritas

Craft: Knitting

Category: Sweater, Pullover

Season: Spring

Colours: Blue, White, Grey

Pattern: Horizontal Stripes

Level: Beginner

Published: May 2018

Suggested yarns: Rowan Softyak DK & Rowan Cotton Cashmere

Yarn weight: DK (11 wpi)

Gauge: 23 stitches and 31 rows = 10 cm in Stockinette

Needle sizes: US 4 – 3.5 mm, US 6 – 4.0 mm, US 7 – 4.5 mm

Yardage: 1252 – 1673 yards (1145 – 1530 m)