Hakone by Amy Herzog
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October 2014
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
26 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette Stitch
US 4 - 3.5 mm
1000 - 2300 yards (914 - 2103 m)
Yours. (Hakone is a CustomFit pattern and will be generated to fit you specifically.)
This pattern is available from customfit.amyherzogdesigns.com for $12.50.

Hakone is built directly into CustomFit, which means that each Hakone pattern is written specifically to your choice of gauge and size.

Hakone is an understated, wearable cardigan that brings a little bit of luxury into our daily lives. The sample is worked in a beautiful fingering blend of wool, cashmere, and silk; it matches the design beautifully and the sweater is both polished enough to wear for special occasions and soft enough to wear every day.

The 3/4 notched sleeves and tailored shaping nicely counterpoint the more casual worn-open style and make the sweater incredibly versatile: It can be dressed up or down, works when worn with both close and more relaxed fits, and is a great choice for any season.

For stability, I recommend working Hakone from the bottom up in pieces, and then seaming. It is mostly Stockinette, and trimmed in 3x2 ribbing; the sleeves are worked in two pieces which are then joined to form the notches. The neckline is picked up and worked in 3x2 ribbing after seaming.

I used Spirit Trail Fiberworks’ delicious Sunna yarn for this sweater. The wool/cashmere/silk blend is lightweight but warm, and has both a lustrous glow (from the silk) and a terrific bloom (from the cashmere). It elevates the sweater into an incredible daily hug that you can’t wait to put on.

(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.)