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Cushman is $12.50. Pictured in hourglass silhouette. Also available in straight silhouette.

Cushman by Amy Herzog

Cushman, a sweater I designed for my first "make wear love" retreat on the coast of Maine, is a great layering piece for patio dinners on chilly nights and clambering around the shoreline anytime. Its worn-open style can be dressed up or down, and it looks good layered over anything. The textured stitch is interesting, but not fussy or difficult since its a simple knit-purl combination. Simple, narrow garter trim keeps things neat and clean.

I recommend working Cushman in pieces, and then seaming, for stability. The 3/4-length sleeves are warm while staying out of your way, and the seams provide the garment with stability and keep it in place on your body despite the lack of closures. The narrow vertical opening slims the torso and offers a peek at a super-sweet top.

Cushman is available in hourglass and straight silhouettes. Please see our page on silhouettes for a full explaination of silhouettes in Customfit.

Cushman uses the following design choices:

  • Style: cardigan
  • Silhouettes: Pictured in hourglass silhouette. Also available in straight silhouette.
  • Length: Medium-hip length
  • Sleeves: Three-quarter-length tapered sleeve
  • Neck style: Average-width vee neck
  • Neck depth: 1"/2.5 cm above armhole-shaping start
  • Finishing:
    • Hem edging and height: Garter Stitch, ½"/1.5 cm
    • Sleeve edging and height: Garter Stitch, ½"/1.5 cm
    • Button band allowance: 2"/5 cm
    • Button band edging and height: Garter Stitch, ½"/1.5 cm

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