Stunning Stanhope Sweater – Emma Sadler

Stunning Stanhope Sweater – Emma Sadler

Stunning Stanhope Sweater – V Neck by Emma Sadler

This jumper was designed and made whilst I was watching old episodes of Vera. I absolutely love her down to earth nature as well as her utilitarian style. I think this would appeal to her as it is simple enough to work on whilst busy with other things, but with that bit of interest that keeps you wondering what the next part will look like.

It is knitted top down, in the round. The sleeves are raglan and so are knitted together with the yoke, then separated when you get to the body. The sleeves are picked up later and also knitted in the round.

After joining the body in the round you will also add in a contrasting colour. Will you use it for the cuff at the bottom of the body or will you use the main colour?

The sample was knitted using West Yorkshire Spinners Signature 4-ply. The main colour is a solid yarn, with a variegated yarn to create a contrast at the bottom of the body. The sample uses Cardamom and Blue Tit.

This pattern is produced with the invaluable help of my test knitters and my tech editor – Tabitha Thomas Studios

Scroll down to check out the gallery of photos, both of my Stanhope and also those of my awesome testers. They’re scrumptious.

About the Stanhope Sweater Pattern

The Stanhope Sweatter pattern is knitted with 4ply or fingering weight sock yarn.    You could substitute any 4ply sock weight yarn. I used 3.25mm and 3.75mm needles. You could fade your yarns from top to bottom, or add extra stripes to use up the patterned yarn, it’s entirely up to you. Or, you can just relax, follow the pattern instructions and you’ll still have a gorgeous, cozy and comfortable sweater to love.

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Swoon-worthy Stanhope Sweater Pattern Information

Published inEmma Sadler’s Ravelry Store
CraftKnitting
CategoryAccessories – Shawl
Published January 2020
Suggested Yarn West Yorkshire Spinners Signature 4 Ply
Yarn Weight Fingering / 4 ply (14 wpi) ?
Gauge/Tension 28 stitches and 32 rows = 10 cm in Stocking stitch in the round
Needle Size US 3 – 3.25 mm and US 5 – 3.75 mm
Yardage 1590 – 2710 yards (1454 – 2478 m)
Sizes Available 36 (38, 40, 42, 44, 46, 48, 50, 52, 54) inch chest
LanguagesEnglish
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As always, when I’m knitting for the knitworthy members of my family or dear friends, I consider how they’re going to wear it, wash it, the colours they love and what styles they wear. In this case, it’s for me and I saw this yarn and felt it was perfect for the sweater. I love West Yorkshire Spinner’s sock yarn and the plains/patterns work so well together, but you could use whatever sock yarn you have in your stash!

“Vera thought for a moment that she might have found a man if she’d scrubbed up a bit better, then decided that no man was worth the time it took to plaster stuff on your face in the morning, when you could have an extra cup of tea instead.”

― Ann Cleeves, The Moth Catcher

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Breathtaking Boho Elderwood Walk Beret – Emma Sadler

Breathtaking Boho Elderwood Walk Beret – Emma Sadler

Breathtaking Boho Elderwood Walk Beret by Emma Sadler

This stitch patter for the gorgeous Elderwood Breeze Beret pattern reminds me of taking a stroll in the woods near my home. The trees are ancient and seem to interweave with each other in an interesting way. Sometimes you can see through them, and sometimes they are too densely packed together.

The hat is a tam style with a ribbed section then increased for the main body before decreases at the crown. The sections of stocking stitch become narrower as the hat gets smaller which is representative of the shape of the trees.

It is knitted in the round and comes in three sizes for the brim. It has written and charted instructions.

The hat was knitted in Stylecraft Bellissima (100% acrylic) in colourway Rio Red 3932. It was recently voted Runner Up in a Stylecraft/Knit Now magazine design competition.

The cowl was knitted in Stylecraft Bellissima (100% acrylic) in colourway Rio Red 3932. It comes in small, medium and large width.

The matching cowl can be found here – Elderwood Breeze Cowl

Thank you to my tech editor – Tabitha Thomas Studios and my test knitters.

About the Elderwood Walk Beret Pattern

The Elderwood Walk Beret pattern is knitted with dk weight yarn.    You could substitute any soft dk weight yarn. I I used 4mm needles but if you wanted a drapier cowl, you could go up to a larger needle size. You might use more yarn, so allow for that when choosing your colours.

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Elderwood Walk Beret Pattern Information

Published inEmma Sadler’s Ravelry Store
CraftKnitting
CategoryAccessories – Beret – Tam
Published May 2019
Suggested Yarn Stylecraft Bellissima
Yarn Weight DK / 8 ply (11 wpi)
Gauge/Tension 20 stitches and 30 rows = 10 cm in Stocking stitch in the round
N edle Size US 6 – 4.0 mm
Yardage 150 – 200 yards (137 – 183 m)
Sizes Available 17, (18, 19)” 43, (46, 48.5) cm
LanguagesEnglish
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As always, when I’m knitting for the knitworthy members of my family or dear friends, I consider how they’re going to wear it, wash it, the colours they love and what styles they wear. In this case, it’s for me and I saw this yarn and felt it was perfect for the hat and cowl for the Elderwood design, it’s machine wash, soft and a stunning colour.

“Behind every knitter is a huge pile of yarn ”

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Breathtaking Boho Elderwood Walk Beret – Emma Sadler

Breathtaking Elderwood Breeze Cowl – Emma Sadler

Breathtaking Elderwood Breeze Cowl by Emma Sadler

This stitch patter for the gorgeous Elderwood Breeze Cowl pattern reminds me of taking a stroll in the woods near my home. The trees are ancient and seem to interweave with each other in an interesting way. Sometimes you can see through them, and sometimes they are too densely packed together.

The cowl is knitted as a double fabric in the round. It has the stitch effect on the front and plain stocking stitch on the back. It can be made narrower or longer to suit the wearer’s personal preference. Once the pattern is established this is a great project for in front of the TV. It uses a provisional cast on and then the two ends are Kitchenered together.

The cowl was knitted in Stylecraft Bellissima (100% acrylic) in colourway Rio Red 3932. It comes in small, medium and large width.

The matching hat can be found here – Elderwood Walk

Thank you to my tech editor – Tabitha Thomas Studios and my test knitters.

About the Elderwood Breeze Cowl Pattern

The Elderwood Breeze Cowl pattern is knitted with dk weight yarn.    You could substitute any soft dk weight yarn. I I used mm needles but if you wanted a drapier cowl, you could go up to a larger needle size. You might use more yarn, so allow for that when choosing your colours.

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Elderwood Breeze Cowl Pattern Information

Published inEmma Sadler’s Ravelry Store
CraftKnitting
CategoryAccessories – Cowl
Published May 2019
Suggested Yarn Stylecraft Bellissima
Yarn Weight DK / 8 ply (11 wpi)
Gauge/Tension 24 stitches and 26 rows = 10 cm in Stocking stitch in the round
Needle Size US 6 – 4.0 mm
Yardage 150 – 200 yards (137 – 183 m)
Sizes Available 13, (14, 15)” 33, (35.5, 38) cm
LanguagesEnglish
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Elderwood Breeze Cowl Pattern Gallery

As always, when I’m knitting for the knitworthy members of my family or dear friends, I consider how they’re going to wear it, wash it, the colours they love and what styles they wear. In this case, it’s for me and I saw this yarn and felt it was perfect for the hat and cowl for the Elderwood design, it’s machine wash, soft and a stunning colour.

“Behind every knitter is a huge pile of yarn ”

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Glamorous Keep Yourself Alive Shawl – Emma Sadler

Glamorous Keep Yourself Alive Shawl – Emma Sadler

Glamorous, Keep Yourself Alive Shawl by Emma Sadler

The luxurious, slip stitich Keep Yourself Alive Shawl is a mini-shawl or scarf named for one of my favourite Queen songs. One of the lines is “But if I crossed a million rivers, And I rode a million miles, Then I’d still be where I started.”

This shawl starts and finishes with a garter section worked the main colour, so just like the song, you will work many stitches but will finish how you started.

In the main part of the shawlette, two colours of lace weight yarn are alternated in different patterns to create an interesting and eye-catching effect.

Keep Yourself Alive is a perfectly lightweight summer knit with the delicate lace yarn, and the asymmetric shape of the finished shawl which gives it an interesting drape.

It was knitted in Sylvan Tiger Yarn (55% British BFL wool, 45% silk) in Onion Skin and Leafy Green. This yarn makes for a wonderfully soft fabric which can be worn in a variety of ways.

The pattern comes with both written and charted instructions as well as a schematic.

Thank you to my tech editor Linda at Tabitha Thomas Studio and my wonderful test knitters who helped make this pattern possible.

About the Keeping Yourself Alive Shawl Pattern

The Keep Yourself Alive Shawl pattern is knitted with lace weight yarn.    You could substitute any lace weight yarn or combine a smooth yarn with kid silk to add texture. I used 2.5mm needles but if you wanted a drapier shawll, you could go up to a larger needle size. You might use more yarn, so allow for that when choosing your colours.

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Keep Yourself Alive Shawl Pattern Information

Published inEmma Sadler’s Ravelry Store
CraftKnitting
CategoryAccessories – Shawl
PublishedJuly 2019
Suggested Yarn Sylvan Tiger Yarn Methera Lace
Yarn Weight Lace / 2 ply
Gauge/Tension 32 stitches and 36 rows = 10 cm n Garter
Needle Size US 1½ – 2.5 mm
Yardage 400 – 475 yards (366 – 434 m)
Sizes Available One size 178cm/70 inches wide
LanguagesEnglish
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As always, when I’m knitting for the knitworthy members of my family or dear friends, I consider how they’re going to wear it, wash it, the colours they love and what styles they wear. In this case, it’s for me and I saw this yarn and felt it was perfect for the shawl.  It’s light, silky with the warmth of the BFL and is amazing to knit with. I can’t praise it highly enough and I love working with it.

“As I get older, I just prefer to knit. ”

― Tracey Ullman

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Luxurious Slip Stitch Doing Alright Cowl by Emma Sadler

Luxurious Slip Stitch Doing Alright Cowl by Emma Sadler

Luxurious, Slip Stitch Doing Alright Cowl by Emma Sadler

The luxurious, slip stitich Doing Alright Cowl is the original version of Doing Great which I designed on a train journey to London to celebrate my daughter’s 16th birthday as well as finishing her exams and school.

The slipped stitches section is representative of the journey there and back. The stripe section is for all the sightseeing and the show we went to see.

It went far too quickly and all too soon we were on our way home again. The plain sections are the lovely chilled out times we spent together in the hotel or in the restaurant.

The Doing Alright cowl is knitted in the round in one piece. It starts with a provisional cast on and then the ends are seamed together to finish. It uses two colours of lace weight yarn to show off the easy, but effective, slip-stitch pattern.

It was knitted in Sylvan Tiger Yarn Methera Lace a BFL and Silk blend. The Doing Alright cowl comes in small, medium and large width. The length can be adjusted to be longer or shorter as well.

And it knits up beautifully for a warm, but lightweight and stylish cowl.

This pattern is made possible by my wonderful test knitters and tech editor. Thank you!

About the Doing Alright Cowl Pattern

The Doing Alright Cowl pattern is knitted with lace weight yarn.    You could substitute any lace weight yarn or combine a smooth yarn with kid silk to add texture. I used 2.5mm needles to create a warm fabric but if you wanted a drapier cowl, you could go up to a larger needle size. You’d use more yarn, so allow for that when choosing your colours.

Some of you might be seeing a theme here and the name is inspired by the songs of Queen. I’m a big fan of Queen and love to design with them in mind. What inspires you to either knit or design?

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Slip Stitch Doing Alright Cowl Pattern Information

Published inEmma Sadler’s Ravelry Store
CraftKnitting
CategoryAccessories – Cowl
PublishedAugust 2019
Suggested Yarn Sylvan Tiger Yarn Methera Lace
Yarn Weight Lace / 2 ply
Gauge/Tension 37 stitches and 43 rows = 10 cm in Stocking stitch in the round
Needle Size US 1½ – 2.5 mm
Yardage 350 – 400 yards (320 – 366 m)
Sizes Available Width:6.5 (8.5, 10) cm/ 2.6 (3.25, 3.9) ins
LanguagesEnglish
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Doing Alright Cowl Pattern Gallery

As always, when I’m knitting for the knitworthy members of my family or dear friends, I consider how they’re going to wear it, wash it, the colours they love and what styles they wear. In this case, it’s for me and I saw this yarn and felt it was perfect for the cowl.  It’s stunningly soft and silky, it comes in a lovely range of colours too, but you could substitute any laceweight yarn that gets tension/gauge.

“I will go to bed after this row.”

See our other patterns

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