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Amy is a Boston-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 ...

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Alight

from Amy Herzog Designs
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Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Knit, purl, increase, decrease, CO, BO, follow charted instructions

Pattern Description:

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!

Gauge:

22 sts & 30 rows = 4''/10cm in Stockinette Stitch

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Bust: 301⁄2 (323⁄4, 35, 37, 381⁄2, 403⁄4, 43, 461⁄2, 51, 541⁄2)"/77.5 (83, 88.5, 94, 98, 103.5, 109, 118, 129.5, 138.5) cm
  • Length: 21 (213⁄4, 221⁄4, 223⁄4, 231⁄2, 24, 241⁄2, 251⁄4, 26, 261⁄2)"/53.5 (55, 56.5, 58, 59.5, 61, 62, 64, 66, 67.5) cm

Materials:

  • 5 (5, 6, 6, 7, 7, 8, 8, 9, 10) hanks Plucky Knitter Plucky Sweater
  • US #6/4 mm straight or circular needles, or size needed to obtain gauge
  • One 24" circular needle in main needle size, for neckline

You Will Also Need:

  • Stitch markers, stitch holder, darning needle

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Plucky Knitter Plucky Sweater

Colorway:

Barn Door


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