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Morning Coffee - CustomFit Recipe

November 2013
Worsted / 10 ply (9 wpi) ?
19.5 stitches and 29 rows = 4 inches in Stockinette Stitch
US 7 - 4.5 mm
790 - 1735 yards (722 - 1586 m)
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Technical editing by Alison Green. Photo credit Jonathan Herzog.

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 a Morning Coffee that will fit you perfectly from hem to neck and everywhere in between, including:

Which construction options to choose to get Morning Coffee in the fit and shape as shown above
Instructions for adjustments and additions to the “blank slate” CustomFit pattern to achieve the look shown
Finishing directions, including “all in one” neck edging instructions

(For the full version of Morning Coffee, with complete instructions in 12 sizes, see the “Morning Coffee” pattern.)

Morning Coffee is a satisfying alternative to complicated sweater knitting. Instead of spending a lot of time figuring out charts, or unusual constructions, or multiple gauges, just… …knit. And come up with a wardrobe-staple of a sweater that you wear as faithfully as you drink that morning cuppa. It’s simple, it’s uncomplicated, and it’s the kind of sweater everyone needs.

Unpretentious moss stitch trims the edges of this ¾-sleeve, single-button cardigan. A cute and unexpected touch of moss stitch also adorns the back waist. Morning Coffee is knit in pieces from the bottom up and then seamed; the cardigan edges are worked inline with the front of the sweater. The neck trim stitches are continued past the shoulder bind-offs on the front, and then sewn to the back neckline.

A Verb for Keeping Warm’s Pioneer is the perfect choice for Morning Coffee-its tweedy texture provides a lovely depth to the fabric, its construction keeps the cardigan lightweight yet warm, and the soft merino is comfortable when worn against the skin. The fact that it’s 100% California Wool and supports local farmers and US mills means that your own Morning Coffee will be a garment that is truly worthy of you.

Morning Coffee offers great options for all body types. As written, the wide neckline, combined with the ¾-sleeves ending in line with the hem of the sweater make a proportional figure shine. The hourglass created by the cardigan’s single button creates or enhances your curves. Top-heavy shapes might consider narrowing the neckline so that it sits closer to the sides of the neck; bottom-heavy shapes might consider shortening the sleeves slightly (or lengthening them, to break up the lines at the hips a bit).