Please note that Fallside is available as a custom-gauge, custom-size pattern via my CustomFit custom pattern generator. Upon purchase, you’ll receive a credit for a custom version of Fallside and instructions on how to create it.
I’ve been itching to make a cozy, long, un-shaped sweater with a big fun collar for some time. And when my god-daughter asked me to make her a special garment out of the most perfectly-luscious, perfectly-purple yarn, I knew my big-collar design would be just the thing. Fallside pairs simple ribbing detail with a straight shape and some fun asymmetry to create a cozy classic. It’s worked from the bottom up in pieces with set-in sleeves; the asymmetrical collar and buttons are picked up and added after seaming.
The sample uses a tunic length and long sleeves, but you can change either before creating your pattern by selecting different lengths within CustomFit, as you create your custom pattern. (My own rose-colored version uses an average length and long sleeves.)
Fallside is available as a custom-gauge, custom-size pattern for the yarn and measurements of your choice via CustomFit. It’s shown here on Morgan in a “children’s average fit” with a straight silhouette, and on Amy in a “woman’s close fit”. Fallside is available in any of CustomFit’s silhouettes and fits.
Your own customized version of the Fallside pattern will be written to your gauge, whatever it may be. I worked the sweater samples up in fingering, and think the design would work best at a light worsted gauge or below.
Both of the samples shown here were made with Indigodragonfly Chameleon, a blend of extra fine merino, cashmere, and silk that’s a pleasure to knit and to wear.
For Morgan’s purple sample, I used the color “How Did I Ever Live Without A Ghost?”, inspired by the Buffy the Vampire Slayer Character Cordelia. For my own rose-colored sample, I used the color “Fozziebacca, the wokka-wookie”.
I liked this yarn at 7.5 stitches and 10 rows per inch; with this yarn, and a similar gauge, 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 garment (finished measurements; assumes a tunic length).
Fallside is worked in pieces from the bottom up and then seamed, with set-in sleeves.