Mayu – A new free pattern from Espace Tricot

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Mayu is an easy to wear pullover that is perhaps best described as a stylish poncho with sleeves. The tweediness of the Fine Donegal and the soft halo of the Silk Cloud combine to create a beautiful fabric that is both slightly rustic and decidedly sophisticated. Cozy and chic!

The left back of sweater is knit first, stitches for right half are picked up from cast on edge. Front is knit separately. After sewing up the sweater, the turtleneck is added by picking up stitches around the neck opening.

Click here to access pattern on our Ravely project page.

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–  Melissa

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14 thoughts on “Mayu – A new free pattern from Espace Tricot

  1. Sara Dorsch says:

    Hi Someone gave me a fair amount of pencil roving which I have never worked with before.  I thought I might make an open cardigan/wrap thingy with it. However I can not find a pattern for such a large gauge. The label says the gauge is 12 st x 16 rows on a US 13. I have 1500 yards. Do you have any recommendations for patterns? Thanks Sara

  2. Jennifer says:

    Hi, I am knitting this pattern in the Netherlands and was wondering if you have a chart of this pattern? I get the bit about knitting the right half with picking up all the stitches from the left cast on edge but I can’t see the bigger picture. Do you knit the same all the way like the left side, need to turn? Arrrggg sorry am half way up the left part and just can’t picture going further….hope you can help! BTW, I am knitting this with Scheepjes Stardust (white with silver thread) doubled with Phildar Light (color is light grey)

    • espacetricot says:

      Hello Jennifer,

      We’re glad you like the Mayu pattern so well that you are knitting it. We are working on the schematic – but I think you want to continue knitting before we manage to publish it.

      The instructions for both sides of the back are included in the pattern. This means that once you are done with the left side of the back, you are going to continue with the right side by picking up stitches of the cast-on edge. The right part is a mirror image of the left, but as I said, the instructions will tell you what to do.

      Even if you are not 100% clear now – once you have reached the part in the pattern with your knitting you are going to realize that there is really only one way of going on. 🙂

      Best of luck with your project and please do ask if you have another question!

      Mona

      • jennifer.berkhof says:

        Hi Mona,Thank you very much for your speedy response! Your explanation makes it a bit more clearer.Am I to understand that the 2 back pieces (albeit joined) are to be used turned horizontal? So that the actual cast on edge (s) becomes the middle back vertical?If so, then Im finally on board, I think !?!Sorry for being a pain, just cant stand it when I dont get it quickly. Thanks again! I LOVE THIS KNIT PONCHO/SWEATER Regards Jennifer

        Sent from my Samsung Galaxy smartphone.

      • espacetricot says:

        Hello Jennifer,

        Exactly, the cast-on edge runs vertically down the middle of the back, just like a seam. This gives the garment a bit of structure, since the big piece is indeed worn horizontally.

        You got it!
        Mona

      • Jennifer says:

        Hi Mona,

        Thank you very much for your speedy response! Your explanation makes it a bit more clearer.

        Am I to understand that the 2 back pieces (albeit joined) are to be used turned horizontal? So that the actual cast on edge (s) becomes the middle back vertical?

        If so, then Im finally on board, I think !?!

        Sorry for being a pain, just cant stand it when I dont get it quickly.

        Thanks again! I LOVE THIS KNIT PONCHO/SWEATER

        Regards Jennifer

  3. Sarah Wilson says:

    Hi i’m deliberating on size, its difficult to judge from the photos without a schematic… how dos the sizing work out my hips are 41″ and i’m wondering if I should go for the S/M or L/XL how loose is it intended to be? Its difficult to judge on the photos. i’m thinking a little on the large size is better than too small?

    • espacetricot says:

      Hi Sarah,

      I think it is great you are thinking about knitting Mayu! Concering the size: The circumference on the hem on the smaller size is 48″ – the larger is 56″. This sweater is meant to be generous, and though the smaller size would fit you, I do think the larger is more in line with how it is intended.

      I hope that helps with the decision!

      Best,
      Mona

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