I don’t mean to brag – but this knit was a personal best!
3.5 weeks from start to finish, in a 4ply yarn, with long sleeves. Crazy!
I’m a massive dolman/bat-wing sleeve fan – they’re comfortable, fun to wear and have that perfect vintage look (being popular from the 1930s to present day).
The pattern is Marriners No. 69, from around 1950 I believe.
While I adore my finished jumper, I don’t really think it looks much like the pattern image – here’s me with my arms raised.
But I still love it! The white stripes are actually ribbing, which you press flat to provide textured contrast.
- Yarn: Knitpicks Palette in Grass(5 balls) and White (1.5 balls)
- Needles: 3mm
- Size: 38-40 (zero ease)
As for Mods, I only did a couple:
- Did 3 inches of ribbing at the wrist instead of 5
- Cast off two extra stitches at the neck to drop the neckline slightly (probably won’t need to do this next time)
- Lengthened the body by 12 sts (6 sts front and back)
- Only did 4 inches of ribbing on the waist instead of 5
Overall – I’m really pleased with it. I’m definitely making another, but doing some mods to make the sleeves more ‘batty’. I think I would not bother with doing the contrast bands in ribbing as they take forever.
Want a free copy of this knitting pattern?
Well keep your eyes peeled during Curvy Month (starting 1 July) as it’s one of the Curvy Month patterns…