How to knit “Epoch” by Elena Dimchevska

@ellysknittingdays‘s Epoch pullover emulates the natural motifs often found in the work of one of the Arts & Crafts movement’s most prominent figures, William Morris.

The yoke abounds with cables representing branches and vines, as well as grapes to symbolise the harvest and gratitude for nature’s bounty. Interspersed with these are autumn flowers which, in designer Elena’s words, “boldly raise their heads to see the last rays of the sun.” 🌞

A jumper to knit with pleasure and wonder to savour the beauty and richness of this new autumn.

Pattern: « Epoch » by Elena Dimchevska, published in English in Issue 42 of PomPomMag

YarnPénélope (90% organic merino d’Arles / 10 % mulberry silk, 133 m / 50g), 7 to 12 skeins, pictured in colorway « ocre » and in « brume »

Quantity:  7 (8, 8, 9, 10, 10, 11, 12) balls

Sizes: Finished chest (fullest point) circumference: 76 (90, 103, 112, 119.5, 127, 139.5, 152.5)cm / 30 (35½, 40½, 44, 47, 50, 55, 60)“ – to be worn with approx. 4-8 cm / 1½ – 3” positive ease.

Hiroko’s height is 155cm / 5’ 1” with a chest (fullest point) circumference of 90cm / 35.5”, and is shown wearing the blue version in a size 3. 
Molly’s height is 175cm / 5’ 9” with a chest (fullest point) circumference of 107cm / 42”, and is shown wearing the yellow version in a size 4.

Construction: Epoch is knitted seamlessly from the top down with a round yoke, beginning with a ribbed crew neckband. The patterned yoke features cables, lace, bobbles, and cluster stitches to create the flower heads and fruits. The yoke pattern continues over the fullest part of the chest, and the sleeves are divided at the underbust. Then the body and fitted sleeves are worked straight in stockinette stitch down to the ribbed edges.

Yarn choice : To highlight the particularly elaborate patterns of this design, Elena has chosen our Penelope, a worsted spun DK yarn made of organic Arles merino and silk.
This is a round and elastic yarn that allows for very good stitch definition and highlights the relief of the stitches. The fact that it is combed and the 10% silk it contains also gives it a smoother and more sophisticated look than our woolen spun yarns, as well as a great softness. It is a very good choice for a jewel jumper that will be very pleasant to wear all year long, included at office 🙂

The PomPom team has chosen for this issue the cheerful and medium intensity shades of “ocre” and “brume“. To give you an idea of what the result would look like in more neutral dark and light colours, we have sampled the two jumper charts, one in the midnight blue “belle étoile” and the other in the cool, slightly greyish white “orgeat“. We like them all!

Knitted in Pénélope “belle étoile
Knitted in Pénélope “orgeat

I hope you will enjoy this pattern as much as we do and that it will inspire you to cultivate the art of abundance on your needles this season!

Pompom 42 is available here:

Credits :

Photo: @the.edit_by.salsabil
Model: @mol.card and @kobo_a_b
Cover star: Epoch by @ellysknittingdays, shown in @dererumnatura Pénélope
Graphic Design: @blessldn
Flowers: @jipola
HMU: @michelleannbridalhair + @haylieclarkey_makeup

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