this design was made in collaboration with L’échappée Laine
thank you Sandra for your trust!
german and italian version now available
french version now available!
Mailin is a cozy sweater worked seamlessly from the top down. First the yoke is worked back and forth to the final neck CO. From that point the yoke is worked in the round to the underarms, where sleeve sts are placed on hold to work the body first top down to the bottom. Sleeve sts are then placed back on the needles to work them top down in the round. Neck finishing is worked last - the pattern includes two neck finishing options (option 1: scoop neck; option 2: cowl neck) as well as two slightly different versions of the front lace pattern.
some gorgeous finished Mailins can be seen here in the test thread
XS (S, M1, M2, L, XL, XXL)
Finished bust circumference:
34 (36.75, 38.5, 41, 43.75, 46.25, 49.75) in
86.5 (93.3, 98, 104.5, 111, 117.7, 126.5) cm
Sample is worn with approx. 3.25 in (8 cm) positive ease at bust.
L’Échappée Laine Shetland,
100% Laine Shetland Super Soft (50g/ 100m);
9 (9, 10, 10, 11, 12, 13) skeins; color shown: Naturel Chiné;
or approx. 915 (960, 1025, 1090, 1145, 1250, 1340) yds,
840 (880, 940, 1000, 1050, 1150, 1230) m of a similar yarn.
For the cowl neck version please add
1 (2, 1, 2, 2, 2, 2) skein(s), or approx. 175 yds (160 m)
US 7 (4.5 mm) 24” (60 cm) and 30” (80 cm) circular needle and DPNs (or longer circular needle for magic loop) for body and sleeves.
US 6 (4 mm) 24” (60 cm) and 30” (80 cm) circular needle and DPNs (or longer circular needle for magic loop) for ribbings and neck finishing.
Stitch markers, stitch holders or scrap yarn, cable needle, tapestry needle, blocking tools.
possible yarn substitutions:
Cascade 220 heathers
De Rerum natura Gilliatt
Oooops: there is a little typo in size XXL; after section 2 your total st count is 324, not 320 (single st counts for sleeves, front and back are correct ;)