Morning Coffee by Amy Herzog

Morning Coffee

November 2013
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
19.5 stitches and 29 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette Stitch
US 7 - 4.5 mm
790 - 1735 yards (722 - 1586 m)
30¼ (32, 34½, 36, 38½, 40¼, 42¾, 44¼, 46¾, 48½, 50, 54¼)"/77 (81.5, 87.5, 91.5, 98, 102, 108.5, 112.5, 119, 123, 127, 137.5) cm
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Technical editing by Alison Green. Photo credit Jonathan Herzog.

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. If you choose to substitute yarn, you will need approximately 790 (850, 930, 980, 1080, 1135, 1225, 1300, 1400, 1505, 1570, 1735) yds/718 (775, 845, 895, 985, 1035, 1115, 1185, 1280, 1375, 1430, 1580) m.

As with all patterns, compare the schematic against your own measurements and make alterations as necessary.

Please note that Morning Coffee is a traditionally written pattern for a single gauge and multiple (standard) sizes. If you’d like to use CustomFit to create a custom version of Morning coffee, please click here to read about making a CustomFit Mash-Up. Please note that this isn’t how I recommend people start using CustomFit!