Alight by Amy Herzog


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October 2012
DK (11 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette Stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
1275 - 2637 yards (1166 - 2411 m)
30½ (32¾, 35, 37, 38½, 40¾, 43, 46½, 51, 54½)"/77.5 (83, 88.5, 94, 98, 103.5, 109, 118, 129.5, 138.5) cm
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This pattern is available from for $12.50.

Alight is now only available via CustomFit.

Each custom Alight pattern costs $12.50 and will give you a sweater that looks exactly like the original sweater, but all of the pattern numbers have been created exclusively to match your gauge, your body measurements, and your length/sleeve preferences. For the fully customizable version of Alight, go HERE.

Technical editing by Elizabeth Sullivan. Photos by Amy Herzog. Model credit Beth Russell

Among the many things I love about my best friend Beth is the fact that she is one of the strongest women I know. Sure of herself and confident, she meets challenges head-on and with no mincing around. For her birthday, I wanted to design a sweater that properly captured her bold personality and elegant, clean style.

Alight is worked in pieces from the bottom up and then seamed for a structured look, with set-in sleeves. The seed stitch trim flows into a small collar, the lapels are trimmed with a stylized candle flame stitch. The waist shaping and slightly flared sleeves give the sweater a trim, figure-conscious silhouette. CustomFit allows you to choose sweater length, sleeve length, to omit the waist shaping, and the fit you’d like to wear.

Finally, a few words about the yarn. I chose Plucky Sweater for this design, which is a slightly firmer base than the Primo so many people know and love. The firmness of the knit fabric is a perfect match for the hourglass shaping and slightly belled sleeves, and the color shines bright through the sweater’s simple lines. Those selecting a different yarn should choose one that produces a nice, firm fabric at the listed gauge.

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