Designer Feature

Knitscene Fall 2011: Cooke Cardigan by Amy Herzog

The Fall issue of Knitscene recently hit the newsstands and this issue is absolutely packed with a wide variety of really beautiful sweaters and accessories.


Amy Herzog, well known for her wonderfully successful “Fit to Flatter” series of Workshops and Online Tutorials, is featured in the issue’s Designer Profile.  If you ever have an opportunity to attend one of her “Fit to Flatter” classes, we highly recommend them. We absolutely love the idea of teaching knitters to knit sweaters to fit and, well, flatter, their individual body shape and firmly believe that knitting patterns – especially sweater patterns – are meant to be modified in order to suit your particular needs and shape. We touched on modifications we make when knitting for ourselves in our posts about the Brigid Cardgian and Adelaide Sweater this spring, and after reading Amy’s article in this issue of Knitscene, “Making Mods to your Knits: How and Why“, we’re even more excited to take a closer look at our body shapes and add additional modifications in the future for an even better fit.


In conjunction with the article, Amy designed a collection of three sweaters, each with a different body shape in mind. The Cooke Cardigan {rav link}, knit out of Canopy Worsted in Ipe, is designed to most flatter top-heavy shapes – broad shoulders or busts proportionally larger than their hips. An open cardigan knit in pieces with set-in sleeves (our favorite!), and subtle textural details at the sleeve cuffs and a tailored folded hem, this cardigan is a must-have basic for every wardrobe.


Congratulations on your feature, Amy, and kudos to Lisa Shroyer for another fabulous issue of Knitscene! The issue is on newsstands everywhere and available at your favorite LYS. While you’re at it, take a moment to queue the pattern {here} and check out all the beautiful colors of Canopy Worsted {here}!

{All Images by Brad Bartholomew and © Interweave}

One thought on “Knitscene Fall 2011: Cooke Cardigan by Amy Herzog

  1. Amy says:

    Thanks so much for the mention! This was my favorite of the three sweaters–so much so that I whipped one out for myself, too, in Macaw. I had forgotten what a quick knit it was (took me just over a week)!
    (And yes, I definitely modified it to work for me.)

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