Afterlight - CustomFit Recipe
Please note: This is a CustomFit Recipe ONLY, and requires the purchase of a CustomFit pattern, for $9.99 to get a complete set of instructions. Find out more about CustomFit at customfit.makewearlove.com.
This CustomFit recipe provides full instructions on how to use CustomFit to make an Afterlight that will fit you perfectly from hem to neck and everywhere in between, including:
- Which construction options to choose to get Afterlight in the fit and shape as shown above
- Instructions for achieving the gathered neckline, and finishing instructions for the rolled Stockinette trim.
(For the full version of Afterlight, with complete instructions in 10 sizes plus CustomFit recipe in case you ever need or want it, see the “Afterlight” pattern.)
Important note! If you purchased Afterlight before CustomFit’s release, you’ll get a free update of the pattern with CustomFit recipe instructions included. So a purchase of this pattern, too, is unnecessary. For more information on CustomFit recipes please see this blog post: http://www.amyherzogdesigns.com/2013/10/23/customfit-the-...
Afterlight is inspired by one of my very favorite store-bought sweaters, with a few improvements only available to the hand-knitter. The overall shape of the pullover, the neck gathers, tiny rolled edge to the ribbing, and wardrobe-staple simplicity are features I love in my store-bought items. The incredible fabric, perfect shaping, tubular cast-on, and exquisite workmanship are entirely the provenance of hand-knitting. I truly believe that Afterlight represents the best of what we can do in making our own garments.
I highly recommend using Lorna’s Laces Solemate for this sweater. Solemate is a wonderful, soft yarn with high-tech Outlast™ fiber blended in for fantastic wicking properties. It makes a lovely drapey fabric at this gauge, with a nice sheen.
If you are substituting yarns, please choose a yarn that makes a fluid fabric at the listed gauge, or the neckline will not hang properly. You want the fabric to be able to scrunch up nicely into those elegant little gathers. Afterlight works best in a fingering weight.