Level of difficulty: easy
With Mengeti, you honour individuality and the freedom of knitting. Because the design by Frances Othen-Wales offers many possibilities to adapt it to your preferences. Choose between the crew neck and V-neck variation; knit a hip-length tee or a cropped version to wear with high-waisted trousers and skirts; and finally, determine whether you prefer a closed or a split hem. The loosely fitted design gently hugs your silhouette and -with its short raglan sleeves and clear lines- is great for taking your first steps into knitting tops and sweaters. The colour Powder of our Cheeky Merino Joy gives it a subtle elegance.
Mengeti is knitted from the top down in the round in stockinette stitch, using raglan increases to shape the yoke. For the crew-neck version, you form the back shoulders with short rows. Nice and simple details like the tubular cast-on, tubular cast-off and faux side-seams of purl stitches give the design a professional finish. The different neck, hem and length options offer lots of scope for personalisation.
Number of skeins of Cheeky Merino Joy used:
|For Bust Circ (cm)||71-76||81-86.5||91.5-96.5||101.5-106.5||111.5-117||122-127||132-137||142-147.5||152.5-157.5|
|For Bust Circ (inches)||28-30||32-34||36-38||40-42||44-46||48-50||52-54||56-58||60-62|
|Finished Bust at underarm (cm)||102.5||112.5||123.5||131.5||142.5||151.5||162.5||172.5||181.5|
|Finished Bust at underarm (inches)||41||45||49.25||52.75||57||60.75||65||69||72.75|
|Finished Knitted Piece (grams) (full length)||216||244||273||295||326||365||395||427||454|
|Finished Knitted Piece (grams) (cropped length)||159||181||204||221||246||283||307||333||355|
|Total Number of Skeins (full length)||3||3||3||4||4||4||5||5||5|
|Total Number of Skeins (cropped length)||2||2||3||3||3||3||4||4||4|
The indicated gram quantities apply according to the gauge. The consumption for the swatch is included in the skein specifications.
The pattern is designed with 25 - 30 cm (10 - 12 in) positive ease at bust circumference.
The garment in the images is knitted with the colour Powder.
Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Knitting techniques used:
The year 2022 is a very special one for us - we look back on 10 years of Rosy Green Wool. Time to remember and also to celebrate. Our collection this year is therefore called Decade. The individual designs honour our anniversary with their names in different languages. Mengeti derives from Javanese and means anniversary.