Airy, fluffy oversize jumper in boxy style made of cosy mohair-silk blend with deep V-neck and very wide sleeves.
Eye-catching details: longer at the back, very oversized, shoulder line and I-cord hemline.
Styling tip: wear with a lace top or slim dresses
The MARTA V-Neck Jumper is knit seamlessly from the top down using increases for the yoke and picking up stitches in different locations.
The jumper has got a short, boxy fit with a lot of positive ease. It features a deep V-neck and medium length sleeves. There are two options for finishing the body and the sleeves on this loose-fitting summer sweater (I-cord or 2 x 2 ribbing).
You will start by knitting the right and left back neck band and then continue by picking up stitches along both parts. You will then increase stitches along the shoulders while at the same time working short rows to form the back neck. For simplification, the neck band and shortened rows can be omitted.
Once all increases have been worked, you will first finish each front and the back individually up to the underarms where you will join them to finish the jumper in the round. Due to the short rows the jumper is longer in the back and at the sides than in the front.
The stitches for the sleeves are picked up around the armhole and the sleeves are then knit in the round.
With its deep V-neck and the large amount of positive ease this “summer edition“ of the MARTA Jumper is perfect for pairing with tight fitting summer dresses or styling it over sleeveless tops with skirts or jeans.
The pattern comes with detailed schematics that include all relevant measurements, a blank version for your notes and calculations and a technical drawing explaining the short rows in the back.
XS (32/34) S (36/38) M (40/42) L (44/46) XL (48/50) XXL (52)
To fit actual bust measurement of 74-82 (82-90) 90-98 (98-107) 107-119 (119-131) cm
The model in the picture measures 164 cm and is wearing size S at a bust circumference of 85 cm.
Measurements of finished garment
Bust circumference 120 (126) 135,5 (141,5) 154 (166) cm
Positive ease around bust 40 (38) 40 (38) 39 (40) cm
Sleeve circumference 44 (46) 48 (50) 55 (57) cm
Jumper width 59 (62) 67 (70) 76 (81,5) cm
Depth V-neck 29,5 (30,5) 31,5 (34) 36 (38,5) cm
Sleeve depth 22 (23) 24 (25) 27,5 (28,5) cm
Total length (from the shoulder) front 51 (53) 55,5 (57,5) 61 (64,5) cm back + 7 cm
For notes and calculations there is a blank schematic (Annex 2) for you to use.
Basic pattern: stockinette (knit on the right side, purl on the wrong side), knit all stitches when working in the round
In basic pattern with 2 strands on 7 mm in rows or rounds, adjusting needle size if necessary: 13 stitches x 18 rows = 10 x 10 cm
Silkhair by Lana Grossa (70 % Mohair (Superkid), 30 % Silk appr. 210 m/ 25 g)
Colors: 1 strand each of “graugrün” 105 und “weißgrün” 140
When knitting with two strands this comes down to: 0,24 g/m
Weight, balls, total meterage:
Size XS: 125 g, 5 balls, 1.050 m
Size S: 125-150 g, 5-6 balls, 1.050-1.260 m
Size M: 150-175 g, 6-7 balls, 1.260-1.470 m
Size L: 175 g, 7 balls, 1.470 m
Size XL: 175-200 g, 7-8 balls, 1.470-1.680 m
Size XXL: 200 g, 8 balls, 1.680 m
Choose an even number of skeins when knitting with two strands (round up if necessary); plan more yarn if you would like a longer garment.
(1) Any mohair-silk blend that has a similar meterage (appr. 210 m/25 g).
(2) Brigitte No. 3 by Lana Grossa (40 % Mohair, 37 % Wool, 23 % Polyamide), appr. 100 m/25 g), 1 strand (0,25 g/m)
(3) Manada by Pascuali (45% Superkid mohair, 25% mulberry silk, 15% virgin wool (organic merino), 15% yak wool, 200 m/25 g), 2 strands (0,25 g/m)
Yarn without mohair:
(4) Midnatssol by Camarose (54 % Alpaca, 36 % Tencel, 10 % Wool, 200m/25g), 2 strands (0,25 g/m)
(5) SetaSuri by Lana Grossa (69% Suri Alpaca, 31% Silk, ca. 212 m/25 g) 2 strands (0,24 g/m)
Circular needle 5 and 7 mm, with 35-40 cm and 80-100 cm cord
For the 2 x 2 ribbing circular needle 4 mm, with 35-40 cm and 80-100 cm cord
1 DPN 7 mm
A total of 8 big stitch markers suitable for 7 mm:
– 2 times color 1 – edge stitches fronts
– 4 times color 2 – yoke increases
– 2 times color 3 – marking the back neck and later the left and right side stitches for short rows
2 closing stitch markers, extra cables or waste yarn to put stitches on hold, darning needle
Backwards loop cast on, binding off, knitting and purling, slipping stiches, I-cord,
M1R and M1L,
German Short Rows,
Picking up stitches (along the neck band and for the sleeves)
There are many helpful links for the MARTA V-Neck Jumper at www.lotilda.de/marta-v-neck-jumper-links/
TIP: If you are not familiar with any of the techniques used here, practice on a small piece of knitting, which saves you from annoying unravelling the model.