Afterlight - CustomFit Recipe by Amy Herzog
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Afterlight - CustomFit Recipe

October 2013
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
28 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
This pattern is available from for $2.50.

CustomFit ( is a website that creates sweater patterns based on your own exact gauge, and sized for your own fabulous self.

Right now, CustomFit cannot automatically incorporate the gathers required to make Afterlight’s neckline. The Afterlight “CustomFit recipe” helps you use CustomFit to make a sweater like Afterlight. You’ll need both the recipe and a CustomFit pattern to make a sweater. Find out more about recipes here:

I don’t recommend following a recipe for your first CustomFit sweater. (You can see a list of designs that are built directly into CustomFit, and don’t require a recipe, here. Afterlight is also available as a traditionally-written pattern in multiple sizes here in Ravelry.)

To use CustomFit to create a custom Afterlight, you need to follow two basic steps:

  1. Before CustomFit Pattern Purchase: 

Use the choices outlined in this recipe as your selections in CustomFit’s “Custom Sweater Wizard”, located here:

  2. While you’re knitting: 

Once you’ve purchased your CustomFit pattern, you’ll need to use this recipe and that pattern at the same time while knitting. This recipe will give you instructions for adding the gathers to your sweater front.

If you have any questions about CustomFit, please write us at or visit our Help Center.