Marche

Skill Level: 
Easy
Project Type: 
Women’s Clothing
Designer: 
Berroco Design Team

Marche can be worn tied at the waist or draping loosely. Short cap sleeves keep the focus on the sumptuous angled fronts.


Sizes

Directions are for women’s size X-Small. Changes for sizes Small, Medium, Large, 1X and 2X are n parentheses.

Shown in size small


Finished Measurements

Bust – 32(36-40-44-48-52)”

Length – 20(20-21-21½-22-22½)” down center back [add 20(20-21-21-22-22)” for tails in front]


Materials

10(11-12-13-14-15) Hanks Berroco Pure Pima (50 grs), #2264 Ballet Slipper

Straight knitting needles, size 6 (4.00 mm) OR SIZE TO OBTAIN GAUGE

Crochet hook, size 3.50 mm (E-4)


Gauge

22 sts = 4”; 26 rows = 4” in St st

TO SAVE TIME, TAKE TIME TO CHECK GAUGE


Back

With straight needles, cast on 132(144-154- 166-176-188) sts. Work even in St st for 4 rows, end on WS.

Dec Row (RS): K1, k2 tog, k to last 3 sts, SSK, k1 – 130(142-152-164-174-186) sts. Rep this dec every 2nd row 6(6-5-5-3-3) times more, then every 4th row 15(15-16-16-18-18) times – 88(100- 110-122-132-144) sts. Work even until piece measures 12½(12½-13-13-13½-13½)” from beg, end on WS.

Shape Armholes: Bind off 4(6-7-8-10-10) sts at beg of the next 2 rows, then 0(4-4-4-4-4) sts at beg of next 2 rows – 80(80-88-98-104-116) sts. Dec 1 st each side every RS row 7(7-8-10- 11-14) times – 66(66-72-78-82-88) sts. Work even until armholes measure 5½(5½-6-6½- 6½-7)”, end on WS.

Shape Neck: Next Row (RS): K14, join another hank of yarn and bind off center 38(38- 44-50-54-60) sts, k to end. Working both sides at once, dec 1 st at each neck edge EVERY row 13 times. Fasten off last st each side.


Left Front

With straight needles, cast on 3 sts. Knit 1 row, purl 1 row.

Inc Row (RS): K1, M1k, k to end – 4 sts. Rep this inc every RS row 42(36-40-37-40-37) times more, end on WS – 46(40-44-41-44-41) sts.

Next Row (RS): Rep Inc Row once more – 47(41-45-42-45-42) sts.

Following Row (WS): P to last 2 sts, M1p, p2 – 48(42-46-43-46-43) sts. Rep these 2 rows 20(26-25-28-28-31) times more – 88(94-96-99- 102-105) sts. Work even if necessary until piece measures 20(20-21-21-22-22)” from beg, end on WS. Mark for beg of side seam. Work even for 4 rows, end on WS.

Dec Row (RS): K1, k2 tog, k to end – 87(93-95- 98-101-104) sts. Rep this dec every 2nd row 6(6-5-5-3-3) times more, then every 4th row 15(15-16-16-18-18) times – 66(72-74-77-80-83) sts. Work even until piece measures 12½(12½- 13-13-13½-13½)” above marker, end on WS.

Shape Armhole: Bind off 4(6-7-8-10-10) sts at beg of the next row, then 0 (4-4-4-4-4) sts at beg of next RS row – 62(62-63-65-66-69) sts. Dec 1 st at armhole edge every RS row 7(7-8- 10-11-14) times – 55 sts. Work even until armhole measures 7½(7½-8-8½-8½-9)”, end on WS. Mark end of last row for beg of collar. Work even until collar measures 6(6-6½-7-7½-8)” above marker, end on WS. Bind off.


Right Front

Work to correspond to left front, reversing all shaping. Work side incs at end of RS rows and at beg of WS rows. Bind off for armhole on WS. Work armhole decs at end of RS rows.


Sleeves

With straight needles, cast on 66(66-72-78-82- 88) sts. Work even in St st for 1”, end on WS.

Shape Cap: Bind off 4(6-7-8-10-10) sts at beg of the next 2 rows, then 0(4-4-4-4-4) sts at beg of next 2 rows – 58(46-50-54-54-60) sts. Dec 1 st each side every 4th row 0(5-5-6-6-6) times, then every RS row 14(3-3-1-1-1) times, end on< WS – 22(22-26-32-32-36) sts. Bind off 43 sts at beg of the next 2(2-4-4-4-4) rows, then 4 sts at the beg of next 2(2-0-0-0-0). Bind off remaining 16(16-22-28-28-34) sts.


Finishing

Sew bound-off edges of left and right collar tog. Sew inner edge of collar to back neck edge with seam in center, matching markers with finished-off st on each side. Sew in sleeves. Sew side and sleeve seams.

Left Lower Edging: With RS facing, using crochet hook, beg at left side seam, work in sc to cast-on edge of left front. DO NOT turn. Work from left to right in Reverse sc back to side seam. Fasten off.

Right Lower Edging: Beg at cast-on edge of right front, work same as left lower edging.