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Emily Shmemily

Twisted Yarn Shop Portland
Knitting
August 2010
Fingering / 4 ply (14 wpi) ?
24 stitches = 4 inches in stockinette stitch
US 4 - 3.5 mm
320 - 380 yards (293 - 347 m)
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Gauge: 24 sts per 4”/10cm, although gauge is NOT super important.
Needles: US 4 (3.5 mm) circular needle (24” or longer).
Yarn: about 350 yards of a light-fingering or fingering-weight yarn. Samples shown in Malabrigo Sock in Rayon Vert (purple/green), and in Hazel Knits Artisan Sock in Lipstick 1984 (pink).
Notions: stitch markers, darning needle.
Skill level: Advanced beginner.
Finished measurements: Malabrigo Sock version (vigorously wet-blocked with blocking wires): 60” wide, 16” deep at center. Hazel Knits version (lightly wet-blocked): 50” wide, 14” deep at center.

I made a simple scarf a few years ago, just because it was a pattern I wanted to knit. I never wore the scarf, and offered it to emilyshmemily when I discovered that she didn’t have a handknit scarf or shawl (yeah, I’ll wait a minute and allow you to calm down after reading that horrifying revelation). Well, she had it all of 2 minutes when her boyfriend STOLE it. What a brat! Her 30th was coming up, and I was racking my brain – what to get for my wonderful partner? Bing-bing-bing! I decided to design a shawlette for her, and I made it girly enough that the boy wouldn’t even be tempted to take it from her. Thus the Emily Shmemily was born.