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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 an hourglass design, so your final pattern will have waist and bust shaping. You can only use complete measurement sets to create this pattern.
String Theory Blue Faced Sport [100% Blue Faced Leicester Wool]; 252 yrds/230m per 155g hank, shown in the color Skerry
Cushman uses the following design choices:
- Style: cardigan
- Silhouette: Hourglass 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
- 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