My love affair with Amy Herzog’s CustomFit continues. Although today was a tad too warm for photographing cardigans, I really wanted to grab some snaps so I could share this with you.
The pattern is Amy Herzog’s Harbour Island knit in Patons Diploma Gold DK in the Navy colour-way.
I absolutely love this cardigan. I cannot tell you how much. It’s the perfect cardi for throwing on with a pair of jeans to do the school run when it’s too cold for just a t-shirt and too warm for a jacket.
And once again it fits perfectly at the bust and shoulders so even when unbuttoned it doesn’t slip off.
Fastened you can see how brilliantly it fits. To be fair the sleeves could be a little tighter but that’s because I opted for the relaxed fit option and a snugger sleeve is a personal preference. I don’t notice it when I’m wearing it…I only notice how comfy I am!
I like the 2×2 rib and the Vandyke Check Pattern Stitch on the cuffs and hem. Both are really easy to do. Both of them were frogged back time and again because I didn’t pay attention!
Why is it that the easiest stitch patterns are the ones that give me the most grief?
Needless to say this has been worn time and again since I finished it a couple of weeks ago (again with the wonderful seaming assistance of my friend Liz. I swear she employs pixies to help her. Her seams are a thing of beauty.)
I would absolutely recommend this pattern, and of course, CustomFit. I was thinking of casting another of these on in a different colour, but then, when digging out the links for this post I saw Drumlin, which is just about The Perfect Cardigan as far as I’m concerned.
I can see me knitting this in 4-ply/fingering in All. The. Colours. So I’d better get cracking with the socks and cardigan for the Mr/cardigan for Button that are already in the queue and then I can get this on the needles for myself!