May(be)Queen by La Maison Rililie

May(be)Queen

Knitting
September 2021
Sport (12 wpi) ?
23 stitches and 34 rows = 4 inches
in Stocking stitch
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
1216 - 2158 yards (1112 - 1973 m)
XS to 4XL (see below for details)
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Inspired by Art-Nouveau Artist Margaret Macdonald and her etherial figures, sinuous lines, organic compositions and attention to intricate details as a gentle interplay between geometric and natural motifs.
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This top-down seamless Pullover features a curved twisted ribbing from top to bottom, a flattering tulip shaped and slightly cropped body with romantic sleeves that have both an elegant asymmetric bell-shaped lower section and a delicate motif, to continue the main textural element of the jumper.
The side panels, with horizontal textured stripes, slope toward the centre in a continuous, diagonal line that flows into the split hem of this tulip shaped garment. Short-rows added to the back create a hemline that is lower, but still keeps the front high enough for a flattering fit.
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There are notes in each section that explain how to work any adaptions of the pattern for width and length, to adjust according to ones gauge and personal preference. The grey sample in the pictures has been worked in a cotton yarn with a larger gauge than the one noted in the pattern and it has been modified for length, by following the extensive tips noted in the pattern itself.
Please note that the stitch pattern motif used in the sleeve section is only charted and not written out in text.
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Sizing (to fit bust size)
X-Small (78,5 cm or 31 inches),
Small (86 cm or 34 inches),
Medium (94cm or 37 inches),
Large (101,5 cm or 40 inches),
XL (109 cm or 43 inches),
2XL (116 cm or 46 inches),
3XL (124,5 cm or 49 inches),
4XL (132 cm or 52 inches).
You can find detailed measurements of the garment itself in the pattern.
Note that ease is already build into the pattern: Shown in size Small with approx. 13cm / 5 in positive ease at bust.

MATERIALS

Yarn:
Nice & Knit Sport (100% Merino)

4(5,5,5,6,6,7,7) skeins (colourway Nutmeg) or approx. 1216(1329,1421,1535,1718,1827,2068,2158) yards
or 1112(1215,1299,1404,1571,1671,1891,1973) meters.

…or any other sport weight yarn (at 328 yards or 299m / 100 grams) which gives you the proper gauge.
Please keep in mind that yardage is an estimate!

Needles:
3.5mm/US4 circular needles (at least 80 cm/31” long).¹
3mm/US2½ circular needles (at least 80 cm/31” long).
Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
¹ You will need two circular needles for the tubular BO at the hem (and/or extra cords or waste yarn) to leave some sts on hold.

Other:
Tapestry needle, stitch markers (8 + 2 in other colour for SM), stitch holders, about 10 gr of non-fluffy waste yarn (like cotton) for the CO and smooth scrap yarn.
Optional: Cable needle for sleeve motif.

Gauge
23 sts and 34 rows in 10 cm/4” in Stocking stitch (body)
on 3.5mm/US4 needles,
24 sts and 35 rows in 10 cm/4” in Stocking stitch (sleeves)
on 3.5mm/US4 needles,
27sts and 35 rows in 10 cm/4” in 1x1 Twisted Ribbing
on 3.5mm/US4 needles,
after light blocking.

Skill Level:
Intermediate to Advanced