New Design Tuesday: Take Wing

Happy Tuesday, lovely knitters!

I have a new pattern to share with you today, called Take Wing:

This textured cardigan is classic, fun to knit, and super easy to wear. It’s both a fun collaboration with the smart cookies over at Lorna’s Laces, and the first in a series of grown-up versions of “You Can Knit That”‘s mini sweaters. Here’s a little more about it!

The Yarn

One of my favorite parts of designing for CustomFit is that each design really needs to work well with a super-wide variety of gauges. While chatting about this with Beth and Amanda (from Lorna’s Laces) last year, we hit upon the idea of creating a design that would support their entire yarn line. I have some definite favorites in their yarns (*cough*Sportmate and Solemate*cough*), I won’t lie! But truly, any of their bases would look great in this classic silhouette. And the Lorna’s colors, which range from barely-shaded to exotic, would all work really well with this subtle slip-stitch.

I’ve shown samples in Sportmate and Shepherd Worsted, but I’d love to hear about your own ideas! Do you have any Lorna’s in the stash that would rock this cardigan?


Take Wing, a textured cardigan design by Amy Herzog Take Wing, a textured cardigan design by Amy Herzog Take Wing, a textured cardigan design by Amy Herzog Take Wing, a textured cardigan design by Amy Herzog

The Silhouette

With the stitch pattern settled, I decided to make this silhouette an adult-sized version of the “Birdie” mini-cardigan from “You Can Knit That”. I updated the feel a bit, adding the slip-stitch texture to both the sleeves and back. Then, I used right- and left-leaning versions of the stitch pattern to make a subtle slant-from-the-center impression.

Here are a few more shots of my sample:


Take Wing, a textured cardigan design by Amy Herzog Take Wing, a textured cardigan design by Amy Herzog Take Wing, a textured cardigan design by Amy Herzog Take Wing, a textured cardigan design by Amy Herzog

(Click any of the pictures above to see a larger version.) I hope you love the sweater! When swatching for this design, please swatch in the Slip Stitch Texture – you can it find by clicking here.

Once you have a gauge you love, you can make your own Take Wing pattern right here on CustomFit!

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