Verglas by Amy Herzog


December 2016
Aran (8 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette Stitch
US 7 - 4.5 mm
1800 - 3600 yards (1646 - 3292 m)
Yours. (Verglas is a CustomFit Pattern and will be made to your choice of size.)
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Verglas is a design built directly into CustomFit, which means that each Verglas pattern is written specifically to your choice of gauge and size. I recommend using a worsted-weight yarn, to preserve the width of the cable panels as shown here.

Sometimes we all just need a warm hug. Verglas is a snuggly sweatshirt of a sweater, with a sporty tube neckline and fun cables. The design is worked with waist shaping, but on the back of the sweater only, to preserve the casual feel. (The front will be as wide as your widest point, bust/waist/hip.) The neckline is worked with a faced hem to encase the i-cord trim, and you can make the sweater in any length (with any length sleeves) that you like.

Beth is shown wearing the sample with somewhere between a relaxed and oversized fit, in terms of ease. One note on swatching: CustomFit automatically takes the width-shrinkage of the cables into account, so please swatch in Stockinette stitch.

I worked the sample up in Spirit Trail Fiberworks’ utterly amazing Zalti yarn, and I highly recommend it. It’s soft, it’s plump, it springs like crazy and it makes the cables completely show-stopping. You’ll need approximately 3 (3, 3, 3, 3, 3, 4, 4, 4, 5, 5, 6) hanks for an approximately 30 (32, 34, 36, 38, 40, 42, 46, 50, 54, 58, 62)’’-sized sweater; Jen has created kits that include yarn to make Verglas and a copy of the pattern, which you can order by clicking here.

Cabled designs in CustomFit are intermediate – advanced level, for two reasons: First, explicit set-up instructions are given for the cable panels only; you will be responsible for managing any partial repeats of ribbing outside the cable panels. Finally, more care is required than typical for CustomFit in your choice of yarn. The cable panels are fixed in their stitch counts, so I strongly suggest using a worsted weight yarn for your project. This will ensure similar sized cable panels to the garment shown.

And one more note on yardage – while I’ve given approximate quantities for standard size sweaters, CustomFit will make Verglas in the size and gauge of your choice. And 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.

You can find a chart for the cables by clicking here.