November 26, 2014

Customized Custom Fit

A while back my daughter/in house model asked for a sweater that was cropped with a cowl neck.  I had some yarn she had picked out for another sweater using Ultra Alpaca Fine (what was I thinking with that weight yarn for a sweater).

I took her measurements, plugged them into Custom Fit then we created.  Since there isn't a cowl option or a cropped option, we had to improvise.  She also wanted really long sleeves.  Let me tell you, knitting this was a labor of love.

You can't see it but there is a cable detail on the side seams - I knit this seamlessly which was perfect.  To get the cowl option to work, we did a boat neck with a bit of a scoop.  Then I did the ribbing and increased here and there and also increased the needle sizes from a 5 to an 8 working up as I went along.  The whole thing was knit on 3's.

No sooner than it was block, she had styled it and it was worn to school - her own customized Custom Fit.  Quite a success.

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