It’s no secret that Indigodragonfly Chameleon is one of my favorite sweater yarns – I have several sweaters in it! I joined one of the Indigodragonfly clubs last year for some variety, but when the Chameleon shipment came in the most perfect purple, I knew I had to do something special with it for my god-daughter.
I’d been toying with an asymmetrical-collar idea for awhile, and decided to run with it for this yarn. Morgan is into oversized, funky tops she can layer over her favorite jeans – but nothing too fussy! – so I added a straight silhouette with simple ribbing details and a cozy tunic length. She picked the buttons, and was soon rocking out to the Hamilton soundtrack while I snapped some photos:
(This is her ticking off the Revolutionaries’ disadvantages in “Right Hand Man”, if you’re curious.)
Fallside is built directly into CustomFit, so you can change the length of the sleeve and the sweater itself based on what you like to wear – and the pattern will be written for your exact gauge and measurements. That makes estimating yardage pretty tricky! But if you’re using the Chameleon, with my favored gauge of 7.5 stitches and 10 rows per inch, you’ll need approximately 4 (4, 5, 5, 5, 6, 6, 6, 7, 7, 7, 8) hanks of Chameleon for a standard size 30 (32, 34, 36, 38, 40, 42, 44, 48, 52, 56, 60)’’ / 76 (81, 86, 91, 97, 102, 107, 112, 122, 132, 142, 152) cm tunic-length sweater. (If you’re using anything else, or getting a different gauge, I strongly recommend Hannah Fettig’s excellent app Stashbot for all yardage estimates.)
The collar is definitely Fallside’s most eye-catching feature. It’s worked with an opening just below the left shoulder, so that it falls asymmetrically when worn open:
But looks just as great when worn buttoned up into a wide turtleneck:
The rest of Fallside is worked straight from hem to armholes with no waist shaping, so it works well for both kids and grown-ups. (The circumference of the garment is based on your largest torso measurement.)
I’m already making one for myself, and I hope you’ll join me – get started right here on CustomFit!