Emelie part 2

16 January 2011 · 4 comments in Knitting

About a year and a half ago, my mum asked me to knit her a cardigan. I’d already knit her one for Christmas the year before, but she wanted something that was lighter and more suitable for Singapore weather. And she wanted it in red. In secret, I started working on a Kim Hargreaves pattern, Evie, and I finished in just in time for Christmas 2009. Unfortunately, it ended up being too big. I promised her I would revisit the cardigan and reknit it in a smaller size, but I never got around to it.

Emelie for my mum
Emelie knit from Hermosa Fiber Company Fingering MCN in Paprika {more}

Then when my mum visited me in August, I showed her Emelie and she asked if I would knit her one as well. She liked the idea of having a cardigan I had not only knit, but also designed, and of course I was thrilled. I picked out a new red yarn, the absolutely stunning Paprika shade from new indie dyer Hermosa Fiber Company and set to work.

Emelie for my mum

This time around, I knit the longest length to suit my mum’s tall frame. Since the MCN fingering is a little bit lighter than the Jitterbug I used in the original pattern, I also knit at a slightly smaller gauge and went up a size to compensate. The result is a flattering cardigan that fits my mum perfectly. It’s the right length and size, and even the set-in sleeve caps look made for her.

Emelie for my mum

Overall, it’s probably one of my favourite garments I’ve knit so far. I really loved working on this cardigan for my mum and I hope she loves wearing it. If you’re interested in the pattern, it’s available on Ravelry for US$6.

Emelie for my mum

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

Maryse January 17, 2011 at 12:58 am

Lucky mom! It says LOVE all over! I love this design of yours. There are good chances that once I finish my Thermal (after all the other projects I’m knitting for others), I’ll knit Emilie and quite frankly, I had initially imagined it in turquoise, but that color for your mom… it’s so beautiful! Very very nice…

Kenoshia January 17, 2011 at 7:03 pm

It’s gorgeous! As Maryse said, turquoise is an ideal color that I thought would look amazing for the pattern, but this red has changed all of that!

Julie January 18, 2011 at 3:05 am

Oh, that is so beautiful!! what a stunning cardi, and the colour is amazing. You did an incredible job!!

cordy March 29, 2011 at 4:09 am

Absolutely gorgeous! Can’t wait to knit it myself!
I know this might some weird, but is there some way of buying it that isn’t through paypal? I haven’t got paypal and, and I know this is irrational and I don’t know why, I don’t quite trust paypal…
Hoping there is a way though, cuz I got a dress which needs a pretty cardigan ;)
Lots of love,

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