Pattern: Emily by Kim Hargreaves, from The Dark House Collection available on her website.
Yarn: Cascade Venezia Worsted (wool/silk) in Blue Velvet, 5 skeins for the 32″ size
Needles: US 6 for body, 7 and 5 for edgings
Mods: I picked up stitches for the neckline and did 2×2 ribbing, rather than making garter ribbing and sewing it on separately. I think it worked out just fine. My row gauge was different, so my neck is slightly less low than it’s meant to be – but I prefer this. I like having at least one handknit that doesn’t require a tank underneath!
Notes: In the end, in spite of all my cursing the endless stockinette, I love this sweater. I love the slouchy sleeves and the u-neck. I love the color. I love the yarn. A few things to consider if you make this sweater: Choose a yarn that will have a nice drape. Silk blends or mohair/angora blends would be nice choices. If you are making it from a yarn that tends to stretch, consider making the sleeves an inch or so shorter – mine are ok, but I would have made them a little shorter and they would be fine. I found the directions for the U-neck to be confusing – too much “At the same time” going on, and I finally had to chart them out – but the effect is lovely, and so much nicer than a plain scoop neck. I’m not really thrilled with my seaming in garter stitch – because it’s a sort of ribbing, neither garter or mattress seaming seemed to work well. But then again – I’m the only one staring at that, so I will let it go! The schematics in the pattern aren’t the best I’ve ever seen – it’s unclear what some of the measurements are for etc… but I trusted in the pattern, and in the end it all turned out just fine. I can see myself making more patterns from this lovely book!
23 thoughts on “FO: Emily”
It’s gorgeous! I adore the bell sleeves!
Beautiful! I’m so tempted to buy this book for this pattern alone.
That is really beautiful! The color is fabulous. 🙂
oh! how gorgeous! now i think i need to buy this book and knit this sweater!
Inspiration…I’m struggling with the endless Stocking stitch and I’m afraid I started Haven out of boredom…
Looks great! That color is fabulous on you.
oooh..Emily is gorgeous. I know the stockinette was getting to you, but she looks fantastic. Enjoy!
Love it! It’s beautiful. Great color on you!
It is gorgeous. The color looks so beautiful on you and the fit is perfect. Now I really want to buy this book.
The color is great and I love the shape! Nice job!
Hurray it’s done! Looks like a top you could dress up or down, and it fits you great =)
That looks fab! I love the sleeves. Her attention to detail always takes my breath away.
That is just beautiful! I love the blouson effect on the sleeves. I’m glad to hear you liked the yarn, too. I really want to try it, but I can’t find it locally, so I guess I’ll have to order it online.
I love the color with your hair!! :oD
The sleeves definitely makes the sweater look unique!
It´s gorgeous!! Beautiful color; perfect for you.
It’s absolutely stunning! I think you got the neckline just right- any lower and you’d definitely be in tank top land. Or the ultra cleavage-y sweater girl, which ever you prefer!
Three words: love the sleeves. Okay, and four more: It’s lovely, as usual.
Wow! That really turned out beautifully. I like your neckline better than the original. If it were lower, it would be lovely, but difficult to wear. And those sleeves are so elegant. They really make the design.
Your knits always look great on you!
It’s beautiful, beautiful, beautiful. Great job, and the sleeves are my favorite part.
Very lovely! I just want to knit everything in th ebook, have just finished Haven!
Wow!! is beautiful,love the scoop neck.
Gorgeous colour. It looks great on you.