CustomFit Basics: W/S 2015

Think you’re not a sweater knitter? Think again.

Because you are. You can be. And helping you become someone who creates their own favorite clothing is what CustomFit is about.

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CustomFit Basics collections are twice-yearly presentations of the classics of our time. Those fundamental, wear-every-day sweaters we can’t wait to throw on. Ready for you to interpret – in your own materials, for your own wardrobe. For Winter/Spring 2015, our inaugural collection, we’re presenting a mix of timeless, tried-and-trues and updated interpretations of the garments we wear every day.

Want to download a lookbook to glance through and dream over? We’ve got you covered!

CustomFit will create them in your own gauge, and your own size. So tell us:

What kind of sweater knitter are you?

Eddy: A cowl.

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Welcome to cozy town! The cowl is an utterly scrumptious silhouette, wrapping you up in the best knitting has to offer. Eddy features a rich cowl of 12” (30.5 cm), a longer length, and long sleeves with luxuriously deep ribbing. It’s shown in relaxed fit, but looks great no matter what.

This sample was knit in Rowan Alpaca Chunky, a warm, soft bulky yarn. Its chainette construction makes the yarn incredibly light for its size, and envelops a lot of air, making it particularly warm and cozy. It’s pleasantly springy to knit with, and lovely to wear. I used the color “Wren”, at a gauge of approximately 3 stitches per inch, and this 42″ (ish) sample used around 12 balls.

Cove: A fleece vest.

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Give your favorite fleece a serious upgrade by making one that fits you perfectly, out of a yarn you absolutely adore. This cardigan vest features a warm mock turtleneck, plenty of buttons, and 2×2 ribbed trim except on the armholes, which get discreet applied i-cord. With a low hip length and relaxed fit as shown here, you’re ready for an utterly cozy day.

This sample was knit in Rowan Brushed Fleece, an incredibly light bulky-gauged yarn with incredible warmth and fuzz. I used the color “Tarn”, at a gauge of approximately 3.5 stitches per inch, and this 38″ (ish) sample used around 6 balls.

Inlet: A crew-neck cardigan.

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It doesn’t get a whole lot more classic than a crew-neck cardigan. This one features a perfect neckline for layering, 3/4-sleeves, and showcases some of your most stunning buttons. All edges are trimmed in twisted 1×1 ribbing. Amy is wearing this sweater in an average fit, but it looks great in a relaxed fit too. (We recommend choosing a “close” fit with cardigans if you’re going to wear them over an extremely thin layer like a cami.)

This sample was knit in Harrisville Designs Highland, an utterly fantastic 100% virgin wool spun locally in New Hampshire. It wears like a dream, comes in about a billion colors, and is one of Amy’s all-time favorite sweater yarns as it just keeps getting better and better with age. I used the color “oatmeal”, at a gauge of roughly 4.5 stitches per inch, and this 40″ (ish) sample used just north of 4 hanks.

Firth: A v-neck pullover.

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A basic V-neck sweater ranks at the top of most women’s wardrobe staples. And with CustomFit, yours can suit you perfectly. This version has a nicely deep neckline, 1×1 ribbed edgings, and a classic length. Its long sleeves keep you warm, and though it’s shown here on Lauren in a relaxed fit, yours will look great in all fit choices.

This sample was knit in Quince and Co Lark, an all-American 100% wool that’s soft, sustainable, and that comes in a variety of great colors. I used the color “Iceland”, at a gauge of approximately 5 stitches per inch, and this 38″ (ish) sample used 10 hanks.

Reservoir: An open cardigan.

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Who doesn’t love an open cardigan? They’re comfortable and flattering. Make several for yourself out of different
favorite yarns, and wear this great style year-round. This version has a comfortable long length, classic 2×2 ribbed trim, and enough coverage that it won’t be falling to the sides all the time. It’s shown here in an average fit, but would also work well in a close fit. (Relaxed fits are trickier with a worn-open style – the cardigan will tend to move around more as you wear it.)

This sample was knit in Classic Elite Firefly, a great blend of linen and viscose that’s beautiful, drapey, and functional. It wears well over time, it’s very comfortable to knit, and comes in a wonderful color palette. I used the color “Bark”, at a gauge of approximately 6 stitches per inch, and this 40″ (ish) sample used just over 10 balls.

Shoal: A v-neck vest.

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V-neck sweater vests make a perfect first dip into sweater knitting. They’re simple, practical, and look great on just about everyone. This one features a classic silhouette, a just-deep-enough neckline, and twisted 1×1 ribbed trim throughout. It’s shown in a close fit on Beth, but will look great no matter which fit you choose.

This sample was knit in Blue Sky Alpacas Extra, a super-luxe blend of alpaca and merino. It has exquisite stitch definition, a lovely heft, and comes in generously-sized hanks. I used the color “Fedora”, at a gauge of approximately 4.5 stitches per inch, and this 37″ (ish) sample used just under 2 hanks.

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  1. […] of the fun things Amy has started doing with Custom Fit is to have a collection called Basics. These are sweater patterns built into the Custom Fit site for really classic designs. This design […]

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