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.
18 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches 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.