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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 ...

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Arm Candy

from Amy Herzog Designs
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Arm Candy
Arm Candy
Arm Candy
Arm Candy
Arm Candy

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knit, purl, increase, decrease, seam, pick up stitches

Pattern Description:

Arm Candy is is a figure-conscious, elbow-sleeve pullover trimmed with seed stitch, knit flat in pieces, and seamed together for structure. Shoulders are shaped using short rows and joined using a three-needle bind-off for a smooth line, and the sleeves are set in. Waist shaping is achieved with vertical darts, and the sleeve cuffs are knit separately to allow for some shaping and sassy button detail. You might find that your gauge in seed stitch differs from your stockinette gauge; if this is the case go down (or up) a needle size for the seed stitch trim.

Sundaraʼs Aran Silky Merino is a dream to work with and not nearly as difficult to obtain as it once was. However, Arm Candy will look great in other yarns that knit up nicely at 4.5 sts to the inch/2.5 cm.

Technical editing by Elizabeth Sullivan; Photography by Caro Sheridan.

Gauge:

18 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches in Stockinette Stitch

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Finished Bust Circumference: 30 (32, 341⁄2, 361⁄2, 38, 40, 421⁄2, 46, 501⁄2, 54)"/77 (81, 88, 93, 97, 102, 108, 117, 129, 138) cm
  • Length: 213⁄4 (221⁄2, 23, 231⁄4, 24, 241⁄4, 241⁄2, 243⁄4, 25, 251⁄4)"/55 (57, 58.5, 59, 61, 61.5, 62, 63, 63.5, 64) cm

Materials:

  • Sundara Aran Silky Merino or other Aran-weight yarn, 600 (667, 734, 792, 850, 900, 967, 1052, 1166, 1259) / 554 (610, 672, 725, 778, 824, 885, 963, 1067, 1152) m
  • US 7 needles

You Will Also Need:

  • Stitch markers, holders, darning needle
  • Extra knitting needle for 3-needle bind-off at shoulders
  • 2 sassy and delicious buttons for the sleeve cuffs


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