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.

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

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

Detailed instructions are given for customising the fit to suit your body shape. Please note that these maths-free instructions indicate where/what/how changes need to take place rather than providing calculations for exact stitch/row counts. For this information, I recommend you refer to Knit to Flatter by Amy Herzog or Little Red in the City by Ysolda Teague.

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

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