Emmer: Cute Little Top

If you want to knit up something quick for Spring why not try Emmer, a lovely little top from the Simple Shapes Purelife Revive and Summerspun brochure designed by Sarah Hatton. Thanks Sarah……I just love this design!

Emmer front 3

It is knit in the round from the bottom up and you have absolutely no sewing up to do at the end. I only have a few hours to knit every day and it took me just over 2 weeks from start to finish! You can choose to use either Purelife Revive or Summerspun for each design. I used Purelife Revive in Grit 473 which is a blue-green shade with little flecks of pink, blue and white running through it giving a tweedy effect. The yarn itself was nice to handle and easy to knit with on 4mm (US 6) circular needles. It is also fully recycled from garments with the same fibre content: 36% cotton, 36% silk and 28% viscose.

Emmer side

I have worn and washed this top a couple of times and there is nothing I do not like about this yarn nor the design. I like it so much that I would love to knit another one in a purple or pinky shade such as Ironstone or Pearl.

Purelife Revive Ironstone 467

Purelife Revive Ironstone 467

Purelife Revive Pearl 479

Purelife Revive Pearl 479

But maybe I should try knitting it in Summerspun!

Summerspun ball

Initially, I did consider knitting this short sleeved cardigan with shawl collar called Sherry from Honey, a brochure by Kim Hargreaves using Revive………

Sherry

I may still get around to it one day as I do like the look of it!

Here’s a few other designs that I considered knitting from the Rowan Simple Shapes Purelife Revive and Summerspun brochure.

Spelt

Spelt

Amaranth

Amaranth

Flax

Flax

Farro

Farro

And here’s the original Emmer……..

Emmer

Emmer

I have mentioned Purelife Revive in a previous post; to read this post and see more designs please click here.

Please click on the links below if you would like to see all the designs from:

Simple Shapes Purelife Revive and Summerspun

Honey

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Happy knitting!

10 thoughts on “Emmer: Cute Little Top

    • Thanks Sheela! I was worried it would be too green ….green is not a good shade on me….but it is more bluey-green which turned out to be a good choice!

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