My Fair Maiden

from Meg Roke Knits

My Fair Maiden Pattern


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Knitting: My Fair Maiden
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Pattern Details:

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Skill Level:

medium skill level requirement Intermediate

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knit in the round
  • pick up stitches
  • decrease
  • make pleat (instructions included)

Pattern Description:

My Fair Maiden is an ode to the damsels in fairy tales. This garment is a sleeveless tunic and was designed with two purposes in mind: to be worn in costume play with a full tulle skirt and princess hat like a hennin, or to be worn in every day wear like over a slim fitting shirt with a denim skirt and print tights.
It features characteristics of medieval dress, such as a high wide neckline, a slim fit in the body, and a slightly lower waistline. Beneath the waist is a short skirt with inverted box pleats. A knit ribbon (worked at a looser gauge to reduce bulk and weight but add extra drape) is tied in a bow on the back and rests on the pleats. The body of the garment, including pleats, is knit in stockinette stitch. A contrasting color edge is worked in garter stitch at the neckline. The ribbon is knit with a contrasting color in stockinette stitch and is worked horizontally at a looser gauge to create a more "ribbon-like" effect. The tunic was designed with one inch of positive ease at the chest. There are two options for the shoulder: seamed or hidden knitted tabs with sew-on snaps.


Tunic: 28 stitches and 38 rows = 4" (10 cm) in stockinette stitch pattern using size US 2 needles
Ribbon: 24 stitches and 32 rows = 4" (10 cm) in stockinette stitch pattern using size US 4 needles

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 2 (4, 6 , 8, 10) years
  • 22 (24, 26, 27.5, 29)" 55 (60, 65, 68.75, 72.5) cm approx chest circumference
  • 14 (15.5, 17, 18.5, 20)" 35 (38.75, 42.5, 46.25, 50) cm approx length


  • Canopy Fingering from The Fibre Company (50% alpaca, 30% merino, 20% bamboo) 200 yards/ 183 meters, 1.75 oz/ 50 g per skein: 2 (3, 3, 3, 4) skeins in Crocus (MC), 1 skein in Purple Passion (CC)
  • Or approx 365 (440, 520, 600, 685) yards of fingering weight yarn in MC and approx 60 yards of fingering weight yarn in CC
  • US 2 (3.25 mm) straight or circular needles (or size required to obtain gauge)
  • US 4 (3.25 mm) straight or circular needles (or size two needle sizes up from gauge needles)

You Will Also Need:

  • 2 small sew-in snaps (optional)
  • Stitch markers
  • Scissors
  • Tapestry needle
  • Stitch holder or waste yarn

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Canopy Fingering from The Fibre Company


Crocus and Purple Passion

About Designer

About Designer

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After working seven years as a special education teacher, I put teaching aside to stay home with my two young children. Over the last two years I have branched into designing knitwear, and am published in both print and online publications. I love spending my days with my husband and kids. In my very rare spare time, I try to squeeze in any quantity of knitting. I also enjoy gardening, ...

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