Mai Sweater by Leeni Hoi

Mai Sweater

Knitting
May 2018
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette st
1083 - 1640 yards (990 - 1500 m)
XS, S (M, L, XL, XXL)
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Mai Sweater is an easy going but still fashionable sweater with ¾ sleeves. It’s perfect for spring time although you can use it through the entire year just by layering clothes.

The shape is boxy: it’s wide enough to combine with a t-shirt or a blouse and it flatters your body. The real trick is in cuffs. Fold the cuffs with bands and buttons so the measurements of the sweater stay nicely in balance.

If you want, you can add a fade for the sweater. That’s how knitting is fun and addictive when all you want to see is the next color. I’ve knit my Mai with 3 colors but you can use as many colors as you wish. The pattern includes the instructions and tips for a smooth fade that works best when it’s used for lightly speckled yarn. Of course you can fade with semisolid yarns too but then you see stripes – and that can be a cool effect too.

Mai sweater is knit from the top down seamlessly. First you cast on stitches provisionally, join in round and knit the yoke. Then you divide the sleeves and body and leave the sleeve stitches on hold. Knit the body, then sleeves and finally finish the neckline and add the bands to the cuffs.

SIZES
XS, S, (M, L, XL, XXL) / Your bust 80, 90 (100, 110, 120, 130) cm / 32, 36 (40, 44, 48, 52)”
Finished sweater bust circumference approx. 90, 100 (110, 120, 130, 140) cm / 36, 40 (44, 48, 52, 56)”.

Choose a size that has approx. 10-15 cm / 4-5” of positive ease on bust.

YOU NEED
Yarn:
-3, 3 (4, 4, 4, 5) skeins of fingering weight yarn, such as Lystig Yarn single merino, Hedgehog Fibres, La Bien Aimée, Walk Collection, Madelinetosh Tosh light. Approx. 100 g / 366 m (3,5 oz / 400 yd)
-Yardage when using one color: 270, 290 (310, 340, 380, 410) g / 9,5 , 10,2 (10,9, 12, 13,4, 14,4) oz / 990, 1050 (1140, 1240, 1390, 1500) m / 1080, 1150 (1250, 1350, 1520, 1640) yd

Needles:
-Main needle: 3,75 mm (US5) 40 cm (16”) and 80 cm (32”), optional also 120 cm (48”) circular needle or any other size to obtain the gauge
-Sleeve needle: 3,75 mm (US5) DPN’s if you don’t use magic loop
-Hem needle: 3 mm (US3) 80 cm (32”) circular needle
-Cuff needle: 3 mm (US3) DPN’s if you don’t use magic loop
-Neckline needle: 3 mm (US3) 40 cm (16”) circular needle if you don’t use magic loop
-Band needle: 3,75 mm (US5) DPN’s (you only need 3 needles)

Others:
-4 stitch markers (including 1 different for BOR-marker)
-Waste yarn for provisional CO
-2 buttons for cuffs
-Good vibes!
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