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.
Thanks for your support!
22 sts & 30 rows = 4''/10cm in Stockinette Stitch
|Women, Petite, Tall, Plus-sized|
Amy is a Boston-based knitwear designer and author of the book "Knit to Flatter" (STC Craft, 2013) and the popular "Fit to Flatter" tutorials. She teaches classes on creating sweaters that ...
Amy is a Boston-based knitwear designer and author of the book "Knit to Flatter" (STC Craft, 2013) and the popular "Fit to Flatter" tutorials. She teaches classes on creating sweaters that perfectly fit and flatter your figure around the country, and is passionate about ensuring all of us love to wear our hand-knits.
Her patterns have been featured in Twist Collective, KnitScene and the book "Knitting it Old School." You can also find her self-published designs on her website, amyherzogdesigns.com.