Emily by Deb Hoss
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Emily

Knitting
February 2014
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
19 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 7 - 4.5 mm
675 - 1290 yards (617 - 1180 m)
30½(34, 38, 43½, 47, 51, 54½)" / 77.5(86.4, 96.5, 110.5, 119.4, 129.5, 138.4) cm
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Emily is a shapely sweater vest with a slimming vertical rib on center front and back panels, bordered with stockinette. Her worsted weight wool works up quickly into a fun layering piece to ward off winter chill. This piece is knit in the round until the armholes where it is then split and each side worked separately. Stitches picked up around the neckline and armholes continue the established rib pattern.

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
Bust: 30½, 34, 38, 43½, 47, 51, 54½“ / 77.5, 86.4, 96.5, 110.5, 119.4, 129.5, 138.4 cm
Waist: 25½, 29, 33, 38½, 42, 46, 49½” / 64.8, 73.7, 83.8, 97.8, 106.7, 116.8, 125.7 cm
Hips: 30½, 34, 38, 43½, 47, 51, 54½“ / 77.5, 86.4, 96.5, 110.5, 119.4, 129.5, 138.4 cm
Length: 24¼, 24¾, 25, 25¼, 25½, 25¾, 26” / 61.6, 62.9, 63.5, 64.1, 64.8, 65.5, 66 cm
(Shown in size 34”/86.4 cm, worn with no ease)

MATERIALS
Yarn
Shown in Lark wool by Quince & Co. (100% wool; 134 yds (123 m) per 50g skein); color – Wasabi #141; 5, 6, 7, 8, 8, 9, 10 skeins, or for comparable yarn, approximately 675, 775, 875, 1000, 1080, 1200, 1290 yards / 618, 709, 800, 915, 988, 1098, 1180 m. I always have additional yarn on-hand for swatching.

Needles
US7 (4.5mm), or size to obtain gauge

  • 1 24 to 32” / 60 to 80 cm circular (circ) – choose length shorter than waist measurement
  • 1 24” / 60 cm circ or 1 pair straight ndls for upper bodice

US6 / 4.0mm (1 size smaller than size above)
- 1 16” / 40 cm circ for neckline and armhole trims

Notions

  • Stitch markers
  • Stitch holders
  • Tapestry needle
  • T-pins for blocking

GAUGE (after blocking)
19 sts and 28 rows to 4” / 10.2 cm in Stockinette stitch

SKILLS REQUIRED
Long-tail cast on, circular knitting, decreases (ssk, k2tog, p2tog), increases (m1L, m1R), stitch pick up around neckline and armholes, short row shaping and 3-needle BO at shoulders, and blocking.

7 page pdf includes pattern instructions, photographs, schematics, and definitions for relevant abbreviations.