CH 64: How to Knit Gorgeous Sweaters with Amy Herzog

Curious Handmade Podcast 64


Today I have a special guest on the show – she is someone I have mentioned many times recently and is the perfect guest for this month’s theme. She openly admits to having a sweater problem – of course its Amy Herzog

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In the spirit of the theme of sweater month I ask Anj, the owner of Meadow yarn about her sweater knitting. Anj replied saying:

“Just about our favourite thing to knit is a sweater… The options are infinite and the result always hugely satisfying, whether it’s a fine fair isle or a chunky quick-knit it’s always a pleasure to see a finished sweater roll off the needles. At the moment with temperatures sub-zero we’re thinking about Icelandic Lopi yarn… used to create traditional Icelandic ‘Yoked’ sweaters, known as Lopapeysas, they remain hugely popular with knitters around the world and contemplating the endless shade combinations – from the traditional ‘naturals’ to the vivid, jewel- bright colours – is just about the best fun we have on a chilly day at Meadow Yarn!”

You can purchase Icelandic Lopi yarn and other gorgeous products at

I ordered some gorgeous Lopi from Meadow Yarn this week to make the Reyka Pullover from Magpies, Homebodies and Nomads.

Amy Herzog and Sweater Knitting

I’m excited to share my conversation with Amy Herzog who is the creator of Custom Fit, the author of two books – Knit to Flatter and a new one about to be released, as well as teaching workshops to help knitters make sweaters they will love to wear including at Squam – which is where I did Amy’s sweater fit class last year.

Amy Herzog Squam class

Amy teaching at Squam last year and demonstrating fit of different sweater samples.

It was great to get to try on lots of samples in the class and see what suited us.

Amy Herzog Swatches

Amy really does love to swatch! A pile of swatches she brought to the Squam class to demonstrate knitted fabric and fibres.

You can find Amy Herzog and the things we talked about in the episode here:

Amy Herzog Blog

Custom Fit – Custom Sweater Generator

Knit to Flatter: The Only Instructions You’ll Ever Need to Knit Sweaters that make You Look Good and Feel Great!

Craftsy Class – Knit to Flatter
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Amy’s Squam Body and Soul Class

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