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Amy is a Connecticut-based knitwear designer, the leader of the Fit to Flatter tutorials and the author of the popular books Knit to Flatter and Knitting It Old School. She's ...
Amy is a Connecticut-based knitwear designer, the leader of the Fit to Flatter tutorials and the author of the popular books Knit to Flatter and Knitting It Old School. She's passionate about helping budding knitters create flattering, well-fitting sweaters they can't wait to wear, and she travels the country sharing this knowledge in her ever-friendly manner. As a designer, her patterns have been featured in Twist Collective, KnitScene and other respected magazines. You can also find her self-published designs on her website, amyherzogdesigns.com.View all patterns by designer (14) »
Technical editing by Elizabeth Sullivan. Photos by Amy Herzog.
Among the many things I love about my best friend Beth is the fact that she is one of the strongest women I know. Sure of herself and confident, she meets challenges head-on and with no mincing around. For her birthday, I wanted to design a sweater that properly captured her bold personality and elegant, clean style.
Alight is worked in pieces from the bottom up and then seamed for a structured look. The seed stitch trim flows into a small collar, the lapels are trimmed with a stylized candle flame stitch. The waist shaping and slightly flared sleeves give the sweater a trim, figure-conscious silhouette and this simple sweater is easy to modify to suit your particular figure.
Please choose a size for Alight based on your upper torso (sometimes called the "high bust") rather than your full bust, as this will ensure a good fit in the shoulders. Should you need additional room in the hips and/or bust, vertical shaping darts are a great choice for this mostly Stockinette sweater.
As with all patterns, compare the schematic against your own measurements and make alterations as necessary.
Finally, a few words about the yarn. I chose Plucky Sweater for this design, which is a slightly firmer base than the Primo so many people know and love. The firmness of the knit fabric is a perfect match for the hourglass shaping and slightly belled sleeves, and the color shines bright through the sweater's simple lines. Those selecting a different yarn should choose one that produces a nice, firm fabric at the listed gauge.
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22 sts & 30 rows = 4''/10cm in Stockinette Stitch