Meltemi by La Maison Rililie


August 2023
yarn held together
+ Lace
= Sport (12 wpi) ?
25 stitches and 34.5 rows = 4 inches
in Stocking Stitch (two strands held together)
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
1831 - 2977 yards (1674 - 2722 m)
XS to 4XL (see below for details)
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This Pullover is focused on colour: A gradual progression of different hues is achieved by exchanging only one of the two strands of lace yarn that are held together in each stripe.

The design is kept minimal with a modified dropped shoulder - to avoid the bulky underarms that sometimes happen with this construction - textured stripes and delicate, almost transparent balloon sleeves that grow out of a short-row cap section for added structure and worked with only one strand of lace yarn. A few eyelets at the start and end of the sleeves give a hint of romance.

This light, comfy pullover features diagonal shaping lines at the sides that reach from the underarm to the hem. Together with the hidden decreases just above the hem at the back, they produce an elegant blouse shape of the boxy body.

In this pattern you can find extensive information and tips on how to modify the yoke, the body or sleeves - and how to proceed if you want to adjust the instructions without changing the overall style of the garment.
There are extensive tips and notes marked in blue boxes in each section that explain how to work any adaptions of the pattern for width and length, to adjust according to ones gauge, anatomy and personal preference.

A big Grazie to Michela LaMicky for translating this pattern into Italian!

Sizing: (to fit bust size)
XS (78,5 cm or 31 inches),
S (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 a size S with approx. 19 cm / 7½“ positive ease at bust.

Aurinkokehrä Laceweight (100% wool)
1 skein (C1 colourway Metsä)
or approx. 179,192,208 • 223,235,246 • 261,274 yards
or 164,176,190 • 204,215,225 • 239,251 metres.
1,1,2 • 2,2,2 • 2,2,2 skeins (C2 colourway Ruis)
or approx. 530,620,668 • 717,755,792 • 841,881 yards
or 485,567,611 • 656,690,724 • 769,806 metres.
2 skeins (C3 colourway Sumu)
or approx. 790,923,995 • 1067,1123,1179 • 1251,1312 yards
or 722,844,910 • 976,1027,1078 • 1144,1200metres.
1 skein (C4 colourway Kivi)
or approx. 332,359,386 • 414,436,457 • 486,510 yards
or 304,328,353 • 379,399,418 • 444,466 metres.
…or any other woollen lace weight yarn (at 656 yards
or 600m / 50 grams) which gives you the proper gauge.

If you substitute yarn or colours choose C1 as darkest colour and C3 as lightest and keep C2 and C4 in a similar intensity to each other, for a similar result as in the pictured sample.
Please keep in mind that yardage is an estimate!

Needles: (at least 80 cm/31” long)
4mm/US6 circular needles.
Three 3.5mm/US4 circular needles.
3mm/US2½ circular needles.
2.5mm/US1½ circular needles.
Adjust needle size to obtain the correct gauge.

Tapestry needle, stitch markers (4), stitch holders or
smooth scrap yarn to put sts on hold.

25 sts and 34.5 rows¹ in 10 cm/4” in Stocking stitch
on 3.5mm/US4 needles with two strands of yarn together.
26 sts and 44 rows
¹ in 10 cm/4” in 1x1 ribbing
on 3mm/US2½ needles with two strands of yarn together.
23,5 sts and 32 rows¹ in 10 cm/4” in Stocking stitch
on 4mm/US6 needles with one strand of yarn.
Measured after light blocking.*

Skill Level:
Intermediate to Advanced