Maile Sweater by Nikki Van De Car
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Maile Sweater

Knitting
February 2010
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
6 stitches and 9 rows = 1 inch
in stockinette
US 4 - 3.5 mm
200 - 300 yards (183 - 274 m)
3 months
This pattern is available for free.

This is a very personal pattern, in the sense that it was designed specifically for my daughter, and with specifics in mind.

Maile is a fragrant vine endemic to Hawaii, and it is traditionally used as a kind of very special lei; Dave and I wore maile leis on our wedding day. The lei is traditionally worn open, draped over the shoulders, and the leaf pattern in this sweater echoes that.