Marrakech Bazaar pattern

Marrakech Bazaar

Marrakech Bazaar pattern

Marrakech Bazaar is available to buy as a digital download for £4.50

You can go to the ravelry pattern page (you do not need to be a ravelry member), or use

Details

Marrakech Bazaar is a colourful Fair Isle yoke sweater with integral short-row shaping at the back of the yoke. It is worked top down, in the round and seamlessly.

The Fair Isle motifs have been devised so that there are no long floats and would suit someone new to this technique.

All instructions have been written in a clear step-by-step manner, with regular points to double check your stitch and row counts.

This sweater has been designed to be worn with a little negative ease at the bust and hip (and a little positive ease elsewhere). If you prefer a slightly looser sweater I suggest starting with the next size up for the yoke, then adapting the body and sleeve shaping (if necessary) to fit.

Sizes

To fit bust
36 (38, 40, 42) (44, 46, 48) (50, 52, 54) inches
91 (97, 102, 107) (112, 117, 122) (127, 132, 137) cm

Gauge

Stocking stitch: 23 stitches x 29 rows = 4” square
Fair Isle yoke: 23 stitches x 30.5 rows = 4” square

Yarn

Suggested yarn: Posh Yarn “Martha DK”, Skein Queen “Plump Exquisite” or similar (80% Merino, 10% Nylon, 10% Cashmere with 210 metres(230 yards) per 100 grams).

The specified yarns are smooth, plied yarns, with a good balance between resilience and drape, meaning that it will hang nicely when worn and shouldn’t stretch out of shape.
Other UK and European yarns which are dyed on the same base yarn are: Lioness Arts “MCN DK”, Northbound Knitting “MCN DK”, Nimu “Sella”, WalkCollection “MCN DK” and The Uncommon Thread “Lush Worsted”.
Two yarns available in the USA which use the same base are A Tree Hugger’s Wife “Soft DK” and Studio June Yarn “MCN Light Worsted”.

If you choose to use yarn with a different composition or structure, you may find that the resulting fabric behaves differently so your sweater may wear differently.

Yarn quantities

in skeins, metres and yards

Main colour (MC) – Posh Yarn Martha DK ‘Murder on the Dancefloor’ (purple):
4 (4, 5, 5) (5, 5, 6) (6, 6, 6) skeins
810 (850, 910, 950) (1000, 1050, 1110) (1150, 1210, 1250) metres
890 (930, 990, 1040) (1100, 1150, 1210) (1260, 1320, 1370) yards

Background 1 (B1) – Posh Yarn Martha DK ‘Bedtime Story’ (blue):
1 (1, 1, 1) (1, 1, 1) (1, 1, 1) skeins
130 (140, 150, 150) (160, 170, 180) (180, 190, 200) metres
140 (150, 160, 170) (170, 180, 190) (200, 210, 220) yards

Background 2 (B2) – Posh Yarn Martha DK ‘Grapevine’ (dark red):
1 (1, 1, 2) (2, 2, 2) (2, 2, 2) skeins
190 (200, 220, 230) (240, 250, 260) (270, 290, 300) metres
210 (220, 240, 250) (260, 270, 290) (300, 310, 330) yards

Background 3 (B3) – Posh Yarn Martha DK ‘Flee the Country’ (green):
1 (1, 1, 1) (1, 1, 1) (1, 1, 1) skeins
120 (130, 140, 150) (160, 160, 170) (180, 190, 200) metres
130 (140, 150, 160) (170, 170, 190) (200, 210, 210) yards

Contrast 1 (C1) – Posh Yarn Martha DK ‘Roman Holiday’ (orange):
1 (1, 1, 1) (1, 1, 1) (1, 1, 1) skeins
80 (80, 90, 90) (90, 100, 100) (110, 110, 120) metres
80 (90, 90, 100) (100, 110, 110) (120, 120, 130) yards

Contrast 2 (C2) – Skein Queen Plump Exquisite‘Asparagus’ (olive):
1 (1, 1, 1) (1, 1, 1) (1, 1, 1) skeins
100 (110, 110, 120) (130, 130, 140) (140, 150, 160) metres
110 (120, 120, 130) (140, 140, 150) (160, 160, 170) yards

Contrast 3 (C3) – Skein Queen Plump Exquisite ‘Figgy Pudding’ (pink):
1 (1, 1, 1) (1, 1, 1) (1, 1, 1) skeins
100 (100, 110, 110) (120, 120, 130) (140, 140, 150) metres
100 (110, 120, 120) (130, 130, 140) (150, 160, 160) yards