Coracle by Amy Herzog


October 2014
Sport (12 wpi) ?
21 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette Stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
850 - 2000 yards (777 - 1829 m)
Yours. (Coracle is a CustomFit pattern and will be generated to fit you specifically.)
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Coracle is built directly into CustomFit, which means that each Coracle pattern is written specifically to your choice of gauge and size.

Coracle was Amy’s sweater for the 2014 SSKAL, and represents the kind of sweaters she most likes to wear in the warmer months - light, drapey, and comfortably relaxed. Its 3/4 sleeves, wide neckline, and mid-hip length all work gloriously with the front’s all-over mesh pattern to create a lighter-than-air, ultra-comfortable “sweatshirt” sweater.

The sample was worked in Rowan’s TrueSilk yarn, a 100% silk chainette construction yarn that has great elasticity and utterly glorious drape. There are plenty of seams in this sweater to counteract the silk’s drape and the sweater’s relaxed fit - the result is stunning. This sweater includes waist shaping worked on the back only, which relaxes the garment’s fit even more and allows for a smooth, unbroken lace front.

When choosing yarn for your version of Coracle, please choose fibers with good drape and sheen if you’d like your sweater to look like the sample.

(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.)