Options Knit Along with Amy Herzog

So, I have decided to take part in the Options Knit Along with Amy Herzog using Rowan Pure Wool Superwash DK. I’ve just received my yarn in the shades Black, Anthracite and Dew and I’m ready to go for the launch on Monday October 19th.


If you are not familiar with the designer, Amy Herzog, check out her CustomFit website which allows you to use any yarn with any of her designs and creates a pattern with your choices. That’s what Amy is all about; helping you to knit a garment that will actually fit you when it is finished. As you may know from reading my blog, I am am always changing patterns to fit my body shape and often get asked how to do this so I will be interested to see how Amy Herzog does it by knitting along with her.

There are two project options with this KAL; a stockinette, crew-neck pullover with a sand-stitch textured front and a striped v-neck three quarter length sleeved cardigan.

However, the options don’t stop there as Amy has created the pattern in twelve sizes making it easy to select the best fit for your body shape. Amy will help you pinpoint the optimal size for you and, with bi-weekly installments of videos and tips throughout from creating a great sweater fabric to finishing the garment, give advice on how to the adapt the pattern for an even better fit. But there is so much more you can do to make this pattern your own including: stripes, textured stitch or stockinette options for each piece; 32 different shades to choose from; long sleeves or 3/4 sleeves; crew or V-neckline. Also, Amy will build this design into CustomFit so that you can get a version written to match your exact measurements and gauge!

The Options KAL will run from October 19 through December 14, on the Rowan site with updates and discussion on Amy’s blog during November and December.

If you are also taking part in this KAL I would love to know what shades you have chosen and whether you are making the sweater or cardigan; please leave me a comment below.

Happy Knitting!


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