May it Be by Annamária Ötvös

May it Be

Knitting
June 2018
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
1315 - 2235 yards (1202 - 2044 m)
XS (28-30) - XL3 (52-54)
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May it Be is a top-down, seamless pullover with raglan sleeves and bold colourwork motives.
At the top of the wide colourwork band some short rows are worked to lower the front neckline. When the neckline shaping is complete the yoke is worked in the round and it has a traditional raglan contruction. The raglan lines are emphasized with beautiful patterned bands.
After the yoke is complete the stitches of the sleeves are set a side and the body is worked to the bottom hem in textured stitch pattern, then the sleeves are worked in the round to the cuff.
Finally the stitches of the neckband are picked up and some rounds are worked in rib pattern to finish the neckline.
Please note that the Charts are large, I made 2 versions of them: one for all of you who like to use digital apps or programs for reading charts and another one for those who like to print out the charts. This is not a complicated pattern, but it requires some attention due to the size of the Charts.


Gauge
24 sts and 32 rows = 10x10 cm/4”x4” in Stockinette Stitch knit flat (short rows) with larger needle after blocking
24 sts and 32 rounds = 10x10 cm/4”x4” in Stranded Colourwork and in Textured Stitch Pattern knit in the round (yoke, body and sleeves) with larger needle after blocking
Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Sizes
XS (S: M: L: XL1: XL2: XL3)

Finished Measurements
90 (100: 110: 120: 130: 140: 150) cm / 35½ (39¼: 43¼: 47¼: 51¼: 55: 59) inches bust circumference at underarm.

Intended to fit with approx. 13-19 cm/5¼-7¼” positive ease at bust.

Yarn
MC: Approximately 965 (1060: 1180: 1300: 1425: 1560: 1705) meters / 1055 (1160: 1290: 1420: 1560: 1705: 1865) yards
CC: Approximately 235 (250: 270: 290: 305: 320: 340) meters / 260 (275: 295: 315: 335: 350: 370) yards

Sample shown is size S with approx. 14 cm/5½” positive ease at bust using MadelineTosh Tosh Merino Light (100% Merino, 384 m /420 y per skein) in colourway Onyx as MC and Uschitita Merino Singles (100% Merino, 366 m /400 y per skein) in colourway Days Like This as CC.

Needles
· 80 cm/32” circular needle in each of the following sizes: 3.5 mm/ US 4 and 3.0 mm/ US 2½ (or size to obtain gauge)
· 40 cm/16” circular needle or double pointed needles (dpns) in each of the following sizes: 3.5 mm/ US 4 and 3.0 mm/ US 2½ for working in small circumferences (or size to obtain gauge) (optional)

Notions
· spare circular needles or waste yarn for holding stitches
· 2 stitch markers: 1 red, 3 blue
· removable (locking) stitch markers: 8 (12) green

Skill level: Intermediate
Necessary skills: Working in the round with dpns or magic loop, working short rows, working stranded colourwork from chart, picking up stitches.