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Fallside by Amy Herzog
I've been itching to make a cozy, long, un-shaped sweater with a big fun collar for some time. And when my god-daughter asked me to make her a special garment out of the most perfectly-luscious, perfectly-purple yarn, I knew my big-collar design would be just the thing. Fallside pairs simple ribbing detail with a straight shape and some fun asymmetry to create a cozy classic. It's worked from the bottom up in pieces with set-in sleeves; the asymmetrical collar and buttons are picked up and added after seaming.
The sample uses a tunic length and long sleeves, but you can change either before creating your pattern by selecting different lengths on this page. Straight sweaters in CustomFit are worked with a single stitch count from CO to bust; that count is determined by the largest of all hip, waist, and bust circumferences.
Fallside is a straight design, so your sweater pattern will have no waist shaping. The hem and chest/bust will be equal. You can use any measurement set to create this pattern.
The sample was made with Indigodragonfly Chameleon, a blend of extra fine merino, cashmere, and silk that's a pleasure to knit and to wear. Amy used the color "How Did I Ever Live Without A Ghost?", inspired by the Buffy the Vampire Slayer Character Cordelia. You can see lots of Kim's amazing colors by clicking here.
Amy liked this yarn at 7.5 stitches and 10 rows per inch; with this yarn, and a similar gauge, you'll need approximately 4 (4, 5, 5, 5, 6, 6, 6, 7, 7, 7, 8) hanks of Chameleon for a standard size 30 (32, 34, 36, 38, 40, 42, 44, 48, 52, 56, 60)’’ / 76 (81, 86, 91, 97, 102, 107, 112, 122, 132, 142, 152) cm garment (finished measurements; assumes a tunic length).
Fallside uses the following design choices:
- Style: pullover
- Silhouette: Straight silhouette
- Length: Tunic length
- Sleeves: Full-length tapered sleeve
- Neck style: Custom-width scoop neck
- Neck depth: 2"/5 cm above armhole-shaping start
- Hem edging and height: 2x2 Ribbing, 3½"/9 cm
- Sleeve edging and height: 2x2 Ribbing, 4½"/11.5 cm
- Neck edging and height: 2x2 Ribbing, 7"/18 cm