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An exploration of negative space in design, Vivien by Emily Greene delivers a sophisticated, modern, minimalist essential for fall. Featuring chevrons created with clever openwork and decreases, this lightweight, deep v-neck pullover is made for transitional weather and easy wear. Emily’s signature style shines through in the architectural motifs and construction. 

This pullover is made from the bottom up in pieces and seamed. Thoughtfully crafted and executed, Vivian is a stunning visual masterpiece for the modern knitter. 

View the Autumn/Winter 2023 Lookbook.

Type:   Digital Download
Designer:   Emily Greene
Yarn:   Weld
Skill Level:   3 out of 5
Yarn:   Hudson + West Co. Weld (70% U.S. Merino / 30% U.S. Corriedale; 200 yds [183 m]; 1.76 oz. [50g]): mallard (deep teal), 6 (7, 7, 8, 8) (9, 9, 10, 11, 12) skeins.

1 (2, 3, 4, 5) (6, 7, 8, 9, 10); 37.5 (41.25, 45, 49.75, 53.5) (57.25, 61, 65.75, 69.5, 73.25)” [95.5 (105, 114.5, 126.5, 136) (145.5, 155, 167, 176.5, 186) cm] finished chest circumference. Pullover shown measures 41.25” [105 cm]; modeled with 7.25” [18.5 cm] of positive ease. Recommended positive ease 6-10” [15-25.5 cm].

Size A (for body and sleeves): US 3 [3.25 mm]: 40” [100 cm] circ.
Size B (for neckband and optional tubular cast on): US 2 [2.75 mm]: 48” [120 cm] circ.
Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Stitch markers or locking stitch markers (m); waste yarn; tapestry needle; size E/4 [3.5 mm] crochet hook for optional tubular cast on.

26 sts and 33 rows = 4” [10 cm] in lace stitch patterns on Size A needle, after blocking. 34 sts and 34 rows = 4” [10 cm] in 1x1 ribbing on Size A needle, after blocking.

Skills Required: 
Increasing; decreasing; picking up stitches; seaming; optional tubular cast on and bind off; following at the same time’ instructions.

About the Designer

Emily Greene is a Maine-based designer of knitwear and buildings. Her graphic handknit designs are heavily influenced by her architectural background and by her broader studies of shape, pattern, and surface design. Emily’s modern knitwear designs have been published by Laine Magazine, Brooklyn Tweed, Pom Pom Quarterly, and Woolfolk. Through her signature use of diagonal lines and texture, Emily aims to create patterns that inspire and challenge makers to stretch their skills and elevate their handknit wardrobes. Follow her on Instagram and Ravelry as @emilygreeneknits. Find her knitwear designs at


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