Mae For Girls by Steph Wylie
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Mae For Girls

March 2013
DK (11 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 44 rows = 4 inches
in Garter Stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
738 - 1230 yards (675 - 1125 m)
Child's 4(6: 8: 10: 12) years
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You can also find the 18” American Girl doll sized version of this pattern here:

Mae is a short sleeved hooded pullover with an allover lace pattern on front and back, a deep v-neckline and garter stitch edgings. There are decorative buttons at hip. Sweater is knit flat in two pieces from the bottom-up, then seamed along side edges before picking up stitches for the sleeves and hood. Sleeves are worked in the round on DPN’s, the hood is knit flat then seamed at top edge with a three needle bind-off. It’s worked in dk weight yarn, sample is shown knit in Rowan Wool Cotton.

Pattern includes instructions for children’s sizes:
4(6: 8: 10: 12) years
To fit a chest of 23(25: 27: 28: 30)inches
58.5(63.5: 68.5: 71: 76.25)cm

Sweater is designed to be worn with approximately 0 - 1”(2.5 cm) of positive ease at chest. Schematic with finished sweater measurements is included in pattern.

The difficulty level of this pattern is: Intermediate - Requires a knowledge of casting on, binding off, working garter stitch, working a simple lace pattern, increasing, decreasing, knitting flat with straight needles, knitting in the round with DPN’s, doing a three needle bind-off, seaming, picking up stitches, ability to perform/keep track of multiple things going on in the pattern at the same time.

On size US 6 needles, worked flat:

  • 22 sts & 44 rows = 4” in garter stitch.
  • 23.5 sts & 32 rows = 4” in lace pattern.
  • 23.5 sts & 32 rows = 4” in stockinette stitch.

On size US 4 DPN’s, worked in the round:

  • 22 sts & 44 rnds = 4” in garter stitch.

What you will need in order to knit this pattern:

Rowan Wool Cotton – 50% Merino wool, 50% Cotton; DK weight (123 yds/113m per 50g ball); 6(6: 8: 9: 10)balls

Or suitable substitute yarn. If substituting, approx. yardage/meter requirements are:
738( 738: 984: 1107: 1230)yards
675( 675: 900: 1013: 1125) meters


  • 1 pair of straight needles, size US 6 (4.00mm)
  • 1 set of DPN’s, size US 4(3.50mm) Or sizes required to obtain gauge.


  • 2 locking stitch markers or safety pins
  • 2 stitch holders or scrap yarn
  • 2 buttons, size is not important as they are purely decorative, so go with whichever ones you like.
  • Darning needle for sewing in ends