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Maggie May

from Wool + Bricks
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Maggie May
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Maggie May Shaping detail
Maggie May Schematic
Maggie May Sleeve cap shaping

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Basic stitches (knit, purl)
  • Increasing (instructions given)
  • Decreasing (k2tog, ssk)
  • Short rows (links provided to additional resources)

Pattern Description:

A relaxed-fit spring tee with a devil-may-care attitude, Maggie May is knitted up quickly in worsted-weight yarn; just the ticket for perfecting a little insouciant rebellion during the in-between season.

Knitted in the round from the top down, using the contiguous method (developed by Susie Myers) to shape the shoulders and sleeve caps, while the front neckline is shaped with short rows, Maggie May is easy to try on as you go to ensure a perfectly louche fit. The edgings are left unfinished for added, um, edge.

Maggie May is designed to fit loosely but not shapelessly, and instructions are given for princess-style darts to nip in the underbust flatteringly for the busty gals. Detailed instructions are given for customising the fit to suit your body shape.

Experiment with yarn weights to change the fabric drape - try super-oversized in a fine-weight yarn for something sheer and gauzy.

Maggie May is designed to fit with minimal ease, but this gauge is quite forgiving. As a guideline, these sizes will fit +/ 8cm // 3" on either side, but you may prefer to go up or down a needle size in order to have a looser or tighter gauge.


16 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches in stockinette, worked in the round (after washing)

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Instructions are given for approximate chest circumferences: 28", {32", 36", 40"}, {44", 48", 52"} (71cm, {81cm, 91cm, 101cm}, {112cm, 122cm, 132cm})


  • 32" (80cm) US#9 (5.5mm) circular needle
  • US#9 (5.5mm) double-pointed needles, or your needles of choice for working small diameters

You Will Also Need:

  • 8 stitch markers
  • tapestry needle

Suggested yarn:

925 yards of Worsted weight

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