Melia by Ysolda Teague


June 2011
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in stocking stitch
US 7 - 4.5 mm
1230 - 2450 yards (1125 - 2240 m)
32" to 60"
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Melia is also available as part of Little Red in the City to find out more about the contents of the book follow the link above.

A collection titled Little Red in the City just wouldn’t be complete without a sweater perfect for little red riding hood to wear in the city. A fairy tale draped hood, cape like gathered yoke and flared hem combined with practical pockets, sleeves and a pretty and sturdy honeycomb edging.

3234, 36, 38, 40, 42, 44, 46, 48, 50, 52, 54, 56, 58, 60” bust
8186, 91, 97, 102, 107, 112, 117, 122, 127, 132, 137, 142, 147, 153 cm bust

Shown in sizes 36 and 50 with 2” / 5cm of positive ease at the bust.

Heavy worsted / aran weight yarn with a suggested gauge of 4.5 sts per inch / 2.5cm. The hood and gathered yoke require a yarn with good drape that won’t be too stiff or uncomfortably bulky. The honeycomb pattern used on the edges is a cable pattern and requires some stitch definition, but it’s deep texture works well in the somewhat fuzzy alpaca blends shown.

Needles and Notions
US 7 / 4.5mm circular, 32”/80cm or longer.
US 7 / 4.5mm circular for your preferred method of working small circumferences in the round.
Scrap yarn for holding stitches, for the provisional cast on a smooth yarn in the same weight as the main yarn will make things easier.
Stitch markers.
4 x 1 1/4 (3cm) buttons

Shown in sizes 36 and 50 with 2” / 5cm of positive ease at the bust.

Helpful notes
Cabling without a cable needle
Wrapless short rows
One row buttonholes
Picking up stitches from the middle of the fabric
Crochet provisional cast on