The Verglas pullover 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 Verglas and instructions on how to create it.
Sometimes we all just need a warm hug. Verglas is a snuggly sweatshirt of a sweater, with a sporty tube neckline and fun cables. The cables look impressive, but are pretty easy to memorize as you’re working. The garment works up quickly in an ultra-plump worsted wool from Spirit Trail Fiberworks, and keeps you cozy whatever the weather.
When you work the design in an hourglass silhouette, as shown here in gray, waist shaping is located on the back of the sweater only, to preserve the casual feel. (The front will be as wide as your widest point, bust/waist/hip.) The neckline is worked with a faced hem to encase the i-cord trim, and you can make the sweater in any silhouette, length, and with any length sleeves that you like.
Verglas is available as a custom-gauge, custom-size pattern for the yarn and measurements of your choice via CustomFit. It’s shown here on Beth in somewhere between an “hourglass oversized fit” and an “hourglass relaxed fit”, with an hourglass silhouette. You can make Verglas with a-line, straight, and tapered silhouettes as well. It can be made in all of CustomFit’s fit choices for men, women, or children.
Your own customized version of the Verglas pattern will be written to your gauge, whatever it may be. I’d recommend sticking close to a worsted weight yarn, as I’ve used here, to preserve the scale of the cable.
One note on swatching: CustomFit automatically takes the width-shrinkage of the cables into account, so please swatch in Stockinette stitch for this design.
Both samples are shown in Spirit Trail Fiberworks Zalti, a yarn that’s bouncy, soft, and incredibly fun to knit with. I used the color “Vortex” for the gray sample, and a custom blue-gray Jen sent me for my a-line version.
I liked this yarn at a gauge of about 5 stitches and 7 rows per inch. If you’re using Zalti at this gauge, you’ll need approximately 3 (3, 3, 3, 3, 3, 4, 4, 4, 5, 5, 6) hanks for a standard-size 30 (32, 34, 36, 38, 40, 42, 44, 48, 52, 56, 60)’’ / 76 (81.5, 86.5, 91.5, 96.5, 101.5, 106.5, 112, 122, 132, 142, 152.5) cm sweater.
(If you’re using anything else, I strongly recommend Hannah Fettig’s excellent app Stashbot for estimating your yardage needs.)
Verglas is worked in pieces from the bottom up and then seamed, with set-in sleeves. I-cord for the neckline is worked separately, and then encased in a facing on the neck stitches.
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