Sunset Drive by Amy Herzog

Sunset Drive

May 2015
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
28 stitches and 40 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette Stitch
US 2 - 2.75 mm
1200 - 2700 yards (1097 - 2469 m)
Yours. (Sunset Drive is a CustomFit pattern and will be generated to fit you specifically.)
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Contrary to popular opinion, pullovers make fantastic warmer-weather sweaters. Though it’s helpful to knit them out of a fairly lightweight yarn. I think it’s high time that fingering-weight sweaters get back into the limelight. They deserve it.

You’ll never wear a hand-knit as comfortable as a fingering-weight sweater.

They’re light, they’re comfortable, and their fabric tends to be much, much closer to the kinds of fabric you can find in the store than that which we typically make with our hands.

So what? Well, that means the sweater will move against your body, and feel more like, a store-bought fabric. Fingering sweaters are just a joy to wear.

For Sunset Drive, I chose a shaping-on-the-back-only crew neck silhouette, with a super-wide lace panel on the (straight) front. I then added a lace panel on the roll-em-up sleeves, but only to a little bit above the elbow, giving some shape and style to this more relaxed silhouette. I love the result, and I hope you do too.

Although it was a hard choice (so many great yarns!), in the end I had to go with Anzula Squishy, in the Yarnover Truck-exclusive colorway “Minty Unicorn”, for this sweater. The tiny arrowhead lace on this garment is a snap to work, and would look great in any of Anzula’s wonderful colors.

Sunset Drive is also built right into CustomFit, so whether you’ll come along with me and knit fingering sweaters or not, it can still become your next favorite garment. (Did I mention Anzula also makes one of my favorite worsted-weight MCN blends?)

(One quick note on yardage in CustomFit patterns - the yardage requirements listed here are based on my preferred gauge for the recommended yarn. And while I’ve given approximate quantities for standard size sweaters, CustomFit will make your pattern in the size and gauge of your choice. It’s pretty tough to give yardage requirements for any possible combination! If you’re not using the recommended yarn, and/or you’re not a standard size, I recommend Hannah Fettig’s amazing app, stashbot, to get a sense of your yardage requirements.)