I've worked with Amy Herzog for some time now.
After my strong showing in the Fastest Knitter event, she took me aside to talk about a super-secret project. This was to become the wildly popular Knit to Flatter, released with much-deserved hoopla in 2013. I worked several of the samples for the book, as well as a collection of garments for Amy to wear for her book-release events.
In that time, I got to know the book and appreciate what it had to offer. I also learned to make perfectly sculpted, adapted to measurement, well-fitted garments. For Amy's body.
Mine remained an elusive target, until Amy released CustomFit into the world.
Scoop-necked cowl in Blue Moon Fiber Arts Yaksi
size: me all over
Pattern inspirations: Chimera cardigan (Amy Herzog) and Stoker pullover (Caro Sheridan)
Amy's manifesto reads like the dream of every self-esteem expert, except you really, truly trust and believe her. If your clothes don't fit, it's their fault. Not your body's fault. Regardless of size, your body has a shape that you can dress to its best to make a visual impression.
I started with an accurate set of measurements, and a gauge swatch, neither of which is negotiable. From there, I generated a CustomFit pattern for a scoop-necked, average fit pullover. I then added the stitch pattern and trim of my choice dreams. For the bargain price of $9.99, my pattern was generated for my body, to fit and flatter.
Well-played, Amy. I liked you from the moment I met you. I can scarcely describe my feelings for you when I wear. my new sweater.