Tucci - CustomFit Recipe
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 Tucci that will fit you perfectly from hem to neck and everywhere in between, including:
- Which construction options to choose to get Tucci in the fit and shape as shown above
- Instructions for stripe placement
- Finishing directions, including wide collar instructions, and how to work embroidered edging
(For the full version of Tucci, with complete instructions in 12 sizes, see the “Tucci” pattern.)
Bright, cheerful stripes are the perfect antidote to chillier days. Tucci combines an easy-to-modify silhouette with sassy stripes and simple (optional) embroidery for a stunner of a cardigan that’s perfect for all kinds of weather. It’s great for using up small amounts of that knockout yarn, and giving your sweater some interest without going overboard.
It’s constructed in pieces from the bottom up, then seamed. The collar is picked up and knit after seaming. Button bands are worked inline with the front pieces, making for easier finishing. Optional blanket stitch is used to give the seed stitch edges some colorful interest, and the stripes are placed on the collar and sleeves for visual balance and easy modification options.
Spirit Trail Fiberworks Brigantia is an incredible blend of Polwarth wool and silk. It’s got a lightweight feel, lovely fluidity, great drape, and a gorgeous sheen. When this utterly awesome fabric is combined with the intense, subtly-shaded colors that come out of Jen’s dye-pot, the result is intense and fabulous. I highly recommend it.
Tucci offers great options for all body types. As written, the very wide collar, combined with the stripe sequence on the sleeves and contrasting-color blanket stitch embroidery make a proportional figure shine. Top-heavy shapes might consider moving the stripe sequence to the hem of the sweater and contrast-embroidering the collar; bottom-heavy shapes might consider de-emphasizing the embroidery on the bottom of the sweater and/or shortening the sleeves to ¾-length.
Instructions on specific CustomFit choices to accommodate different shapes are included in the recipe.