Cushman by Amy Herzog
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October 2013
Sport (12 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in Sugar Cubes Texture Pattern
US 5 - 3.75 mm
584 - 1284 yards (534 - 1174 m)
30 1⁄4 (31 3⁄4, 34 1⁄2, 36, 37 1⁄2, 40 1⁄4, 41 3⁄4, 43 1⁄4, 46 1⁄4, 47 3⁄4, 50 1⁄2, 53 1⁄2)”/76.5 (80.5, 87.5, 91.5, 95, 102.5, 106, 110, 117.5, 121, 128.5, 136) cm
This pattern is available from for $12.50.

Cushman is now only available via CustomFit.

Each custom Cushman pattern is $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 Cushman, go HERE.

All photographs copyright Amy Herzog 2013. Technical editing by Alison Green.

Cushman is a great layering piece for patio dinners on chilly Maine nights and clambering around the shoreline anytime. Its worn-open style can be dressed up or down, and looks good layered over anything. The textured stitch is interesting, but not fussy or difficult since it’s a simple knit-purl combination. Simple, narrow garter trim keeps things neat and clean.

The cardigan is worked in pieces from the bottom up and then seamed, with set-in sleeves. The narrow vertical opening slims the torso and offers a peek at a super-sweet top.

CustomFit will create a Cushman pattern for you with any of the following choices: Four sleeve lengths, four body lengths, four body silhouettes (with waist shaping, as shown, but also a-line, tapered, and no shaping), and four fully-customizable fits.

String Theory’s Blue Faced Sport is an incredible 100% wool from the Blue Faced Leister breed. It is soft, warm, with a beautiful sheen to the fabric. The subtle way this wool takes color reminds me of the soft palette of nature, and is shown off to perfection with the simple allover stitch pattern. The yarn has an excellent hand and is a perfect match for this cardigan; should you desire to substitute yarn you will need approximately 584 (640, 693, 733, 794, 858, 903, 969, 1040, 1100, 1180, 1284) yds/533 (584, 632, 669, 725, 783, 824, 884, 949, 1004, 1077, 1172) m.