New Favorites: Marmor

New Favorites: Marmor

This might sound funny but I’ve always wanted a garter-stitch sweater. It’s one of those things that is forever rolling around in the back of my mind. Just about every time there’s some yarn I’m planning to knit with and trying to figure out what, I ask myself “Is this the garter-stitch sweater?” Part of the reason it’s never happened is I can’t decide whether I want it to be a pullover or a cardigan. But this new cardigan pattern, Marmor by Regina Moessmer, could maybe be the thing to scratch that itch. Like all things truly beautiful, it’s super super simple, but “God is in the details.”


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34 thoughts on “New Favorites: Marmor

  1. The first (of many!) knitting book I bought was a Debbie bliss one with a garter stitch sweater. I still think about knitting it all these years later!

  2. Years ago I made a “Very easy, very Vogue” garter cardigan. Too stretchy.
    Now I’m making garter Squish using all my leftovers.
    Love garter!

  3. Oh my crap: seamless. contiguous. GARTER. All things amazing in one sweater!!!!!!

  4. Yup, I’m in love with this sweater too. Been drooling over it since it came out. But it’s a definite cold weather sweater, so it might be frustrating to make it now.

    Coincidentally, I’ve been faving a whole slew of garter stitch sweaters the past coupla weeks. And the reason is, because I have two and love them. One is not unlike this one, and it is the first thing I made when I started knitting again. It’s an old pieced pattern, called Avocet B, by Norah Gaughan. I made it long and qithout shaping and that sucker is like a coat, it’s so warm. And worsted yarn in garter stitch stays so neat and beautiful, it still looks like new!

    The other project is a Port Casco by Carrie Bostick Hoge. It is doubled Sparrow which sounds unusual, but makes the most fabulous sturdy, but cool fabric. I want to use Sparrow again that way, but maybe in a pullover. Annabel (again, by Carrie) might work, which is a whole different silhouette than my usual boxy pullovers. And then there is Charlotte….dunno yet…..trying to figure it out.

    Sorry for the long rambling, but as pertains to a yen for garter stitch sweaters, we are on the same wavelength, Karen. ;-)

  5. I love the look of garter stitch but always feel like it looks too bulky on me. I do love the patterns in this collection. Saw them all yesterday and swooned.

  6. Ages ago I pinned a simple garter stitch cardigan from Hanna Andersson that I’ve been meaning to copy:

    This is the perfect pattern for this sweater, thank you Karen! It’s so simple but somehow feels very timeless and professional. Might have to move this up my queue…

  7. I just finished Tanis’ new Sunday drive pattern which is garter stitch through the body with stockinette arms and a ribbed button band/shawl collar. It should be dry from blocking when I get home today and I am dying to try it on. I’ve already got a beautiful red one planned for this fall, but now I want to make an airier version out of something beautiful and white…

  8. Love the look of garter stitch and this sweater. However, someone needs to do a thing on rapairs to it while knitting. I am thinking that to repair one stitch a few rows down, one needs to drop maybe 5 stitches and reknit those back up.

  9. So this post finally gave me an idea of what I’d like to do with some TN Textile bulky in the bronze color – hadn’t purchased yet as I tame the FOMO beast – and TN Textile Mill is gone. I’m probably the last to know. I have no idea if the closure was by choice or for more reasons of economics, but it’s things like this that make me fear for our local dreams. My best to Allison.

  10. That’s a beautiful sweater that also will be a warm sweater. Unless the cotton content makes a major difference, a garter stitch sweater weighing between 500 and 700 grams will be as warm as the wool garter stitch cardigan I knit. It is nice on unusually cold days but too warm most of the time.

  11. I’m knitting a garter stitch cardigan at the moment – Birch by Helga Isager. It is a divine pattern.

  12. I adore this pattern. I’d love to try Luft, but think that the 5 plates of Plotulopi I have will be perfect as well.

  13. This uber-elegant sweater almost made my heart stop. Some garter sweaters can look a bit boring and dime-a-dozen. But the lanky lines, the fit through the shoulders and upper sleeves, and the back of the collar (check out the designer’s project on Ravelry and pics on her website to see it) are what take this cardigan to covet-level for me.

  14. The details in this sweater are what make it truly stand out: the hems, the seams and the bind- offs are truly beautiful, and elevate the whole look.

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