AMY HERZOG DESIGNS
Arm Candy PDF
Arm Candy is a figure-conscious knit, elbow-sleeve V neck with seed stitch and button trim details. The elbow-length sleeves, princess waist shaping, and deep V are flattering on a variety of body types. The waist shaping allows for significant customization based on body type: Busty gals can add flattering vertical bust darts, those with less in front can eliminate the front part of the shaping entirely (but leave in the back shaping, to accentuate the small of your back!). The sweater works dressed up for work or down for play and looks gorgeous in fancy, hand-painted yarns.
This pattern is a PDF download.
Bust: 30 (32, 34½, 36½, 38, 40, 42½, 46, 50½, 54)”
Length: 21¾ (22½, 23, 23¼, 24, 24¼, 24½, 24¾, 25, 25¼)”
Designed for the best fit with 0” ease in the bust and 1-2” positive ease in the waist. The pattern includes notes on fit and modification.
Yarn: Sundara Yarn Aran Silky Merino shown in color Wild Blueberries: 3 (4, 4, 4, 5, 5, 5, 6, 6, 7) hanks. Arm Candy will look great in other yarns that knit up nicely at 4.5 sts to the inch. Other yarns that have been used successfully include Rowan Summer Tweed, Cascade 220 (particularly the Heathers), and Valley Yarns Colrain. Should you want to work with an alternate yarn, you will need approximately 600 (667, 734, 792, 850, 900, 967, 1052, 1166, 1259) yards.
Gauge: 18 sts & 24 rows = 4’’ in Stockinette Stitch
Needle size: US 7
Notions: Stitch markers, stitch holders, extra knitting needle for three-needle bind-off, darning needle, 2 sassy and delicious buttons