The Emily by Yelena M. Dasher

The Emily

Knitting
November 2014
DK (11 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 29 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette
US 6 - 4.0 mm
890 - 1520 yards (814 - 1390 m)
31, 34, 37, 40, 43, 46
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The Emily is the first in a series, The Knitters I Know, highlighting the women whose friendship has come to me by way of needles and yarn.

A hip-grazing pullover sweater worked in stockinette and deep 1x1 ribbing, The Emily is a top-down sweater with waist shaping and top-down set-in sleeves. The back is worked flat, beginning with each shoulder worked separately and then joined; when the bottom of the armholes is reached, the back is put on hold and the stitches for the front are picked up at the shoulder seams. After the front has been knit to the armholes, the front and back are joined, underarm stitches are cast on, and the rest of the body is knit in the round until the ribbing, at which point the sweater is worked back and forth.

Sizes
31 (34, 37, 40, 43, 46) - designed to fit with at least 1.5” negative ease at full bust
Sample is shown in size 34 on a model with a 36“ full bust and 33” upper bust
Finished bust measurement: 30.5 (33.5, 36.35, 40, 42.9, 45.8)”

Yarn
Lakes Yarn and Fiber Hayden DK
4 (4, 4, 5, 5, 5) skeins for short sleeves
4 (5, 5, 5, 6, 6) skeins for long sleeves
Or the dk-weight yarn of your choosing
890 (975, 1050, 1150, 1235, 1320) yards for short sleeves
1040 (1125, 1225, 1375, 1435, 1520) yards for long sleeves
Other suggested yarns: madelinetosh 80/10/10 sport, Skein sport, madelinetosh dk twist

Needles and Notions
Two 24” size 6 (4mm) circular needles
Five stitch markers; four in one color, and one in a second color
One 5-6” zipper
Darning needle for weaving in ends
Stitch holders or waste yarn

Gauge
22 stitches and 29 rows = 4” (10cm)square in stockinette stitch

The Emily has been tech-edited and test-knit prior to publication.