DESIGN WITH EMILIME

 

At Emilime we offer the opportunity to design and develop exclusive pieces for your line or store. Email us at  info@shopemilime.com for more information on how to work with us and explore the incredible, world renowned materials and techniques available in Peru.  Someone from our design team will be in touch with more information.

 

Policies:  150 per style broken up into 3 color ways or sizes.  50 units per sku.   

 

Preview some of our samples with various techniques below

MIXING STITCHES

Dynamic TRIO is a wonderful example of mixing complementary stitches to create something original and unique. The three seed-like stitches build textural definition in bold stripes, and the varying stripe width adds a playfulness to the products. Here, knitters have taken the simple seed stitch and used it as an inspiration, a base to build upon.

 

COMBINING YARNS

Many of the base yarns Emilime uses are quite thin, and are often held double to create more dynamic pieces. QUIN and WALL are great examples of this smooth mixture of colors and textures. EVRO takes this concept to a whole new level, using the different yarns to create fuzzy geometric designs.

 

CABLES

For decades a classic element in knitwear, cables became well-known in the iconic design of fishermen’s sweaters from Ireland’s Aran Islands. Emilime’s BODA updates the look with fun accents, but keeps it wearable in a variety of neutral colors. The ACES line employs a large, intricate cable design as its star attraction.

 

PLAID

Scotland is also responsible for bringing us plaid, a pattern of stripes woven into cloth to form squares. Emilime transitions this bold pattern to modern knitwear with QUAD.

 

LACEWORK

While Emilime’s STAR is a little more substantial than traditional lacework, it still embodies the delicate definition and small guage of the practice. Usually used to make light-as-air shawls, lacework is thought to have originated in Europe sometime in the 1800’s.

 

EMBROIDERY

Embroidery is often considered a leisurely pastime, usually involving cotton as a base fabric. Emilime brings this precise needlework to a new level, with the creation of TALE, and embroidery on knitwear (ribbed knitwear, no less, which is notoriously stretchy).

 

RIBBING

This technique is of great importance to the functionality of many garments. It adorns the necklines, hems, and cuffs of many sweaters, socks, hats, mittens, etc. In ROLL, Emilime truly captures the “handmade” look with uneven horizontal stripes of alternating knit and purl stitches (ribbing) creating elastic stripes.