Trimmings by Amy Herzog
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Trimmings

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Knitting
August 2012
Sport (12 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette Stitch
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
930 - 2263 yards (850 - 2069 m)
30 (32, 34, 36, 38, 40, 42, 46, 50, 54)”/76 (81.5, 86.5, 91.5, 96.5, 101.5, 106.5, 117, 127, 137) cm in the bust
This pattern is available from customfit.amyherzogdesigns.com for $12.50.

Trimmings is now available only via CustomFit.

CustomFit can make both versions of the Trimmings pattern for you: Click here to make the turtleneck version (shown in green), and click here to make the cowl version (shown in blue).

Each custom Trimmings 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.


Technical Editing: Elizabeth Sullivan. Photography: Caro Sheridan. Thanks to Deb Barnhill for knitting the green sample.

Trimmings is a flexible pattern with many possibilities. The kicky stripes make the perfect edging on a simple, trim silhouette, and the sweater can be knit with either of two neck options; each of which can be paired with your choice of four body silhouettes (a-line, tapered, hourglass, or straight), four different sleeve lengths, and four different sweater lengths.

The samples shown pair a cowl neckline with 3⁄4-length sleeves and a narrow hem, and long sleeves paired with a classic turtleneck and wider hem. Both are shown with an hourglass silhouette.

Berroco’s Ultra Alpaca Light gives drape, loft, and beauti- fully heathered colors to this wardrobe staple. I absolute- ly recommend it for this sweater. Should you desire to substitute yarn, you willl need approximately 1086 (1183, 1279, 1360, 1484, 1575, 1690, 1864, 2049, 2263) yds/1004 (1093, 1181, 1255, 1370, 1454, 1560, 1722, 1892, 2090) m of MC and 58 (63, 68, 72, 79, 83, 89, 99, 108, 120) yds/53 (58, 63, 67, 73, 77, 83, 91, 100, 111) m of CC for the long- sleeved, turtleneck version. The cowl version will require approximately 930 (1024, 1106, 1176, 1288, 1370, 1469, 1621, 1783, 1953) yds/858 (946, 1021, 1086, 1190, 1265, 1357, 1497, 1647, 1805) m of MC and 115 (127, 137, 146, 160, 170, 182, 201, 221, 242) yds/107 (117, 127, 135, 148, 157, 168, 186, 204, 223) m of CC for the 3⁄4-sleeve, cowl neck version.

Knit from the bottom up in pieces with set-in sleeves, Trimmings offers great options for all body types. The turtleneck is a narrower silhouette; the cowl wider; the long sleeves and wide hem versions are more widening in the hips than the narrow hem and shorter sleeves. Top-heavy shapes might consider matching a narrow neckline with wider hem, as shown; proportional shapes might balance their choices; bottom-heavy shapes might choose a narrower hem treatment and wider neckline, as shown.