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Introducing Pinery

September 8th, 2010


I spent most of this summer trying to go camping in the woods of Ontario. Weekend after weekend, some disaster would get in the way. Instead, I worked on this design, inspired equally by the waves of a lake and the bark of tall pines.

The name Pinery comes from a special place on the eastern shores of Lake Huron. Pinery Provincial Park is one of Ontario’s gems, and one of the last remaining places to see not only pines, but Oak Savannas and rolling dunes.

This sweater is knit from the neck down, raglan style, with elegantly modern cable details. It can be worn loose and relaxed, as shown on my beautiful friend Lara. Or, more closely fitted. The integrated waist-shaping makes it work for all shapes of girls. (More photos coming soon!)

It features cable detailing on the raglan areas, down the sides of the sweater, and along the cuffs, and is finished with an attached icord edge around the slightly open neckline.

Pinery knit pullover


XS[S, M, L, XL, 2X, 3X]

Finished Measurements:
33[36, 39, 42, 45, 48, 51] inch chest

Because of the nature of the sweater, it can be worn with either 3-4 inches of positive ease for a relaxed fit as shown, or more closely for a sleeker fit. The choice is yours!

18 sts and 24 rows to 4 inches using US 6 / 4 mm needles in stockinette stitch after blocking

1000[1100, 1200, 1300, 1400, 1500, 1600] yards aran weight yarn
Shown in Plymouth Galway, Color 701
US 6 / 4mm circular needle, 24”
US 6 / 4mm needles, 16” circular or set of dpns
stitch markers
stitch holders or scrap yarn
darning needle
cable needle (optional)

This sweater can be worn with either side facing for a unique look. For this reason, provisional cast ons are recommended at the underarms. Not into the reversible look? You can substitute with a regular cast on, such as backwards loop, and have a small seam on the inside of your sweater.

Throughout the pattern, any shaping, as for the raglans or waist edges, is recommended to be completed on an even round. This is to help keep track of what you’re working on; cable twists are only performed on odd numbered rounds. If you prefer it the other way, it’s no problem, just work all shaping on the same rounds.

$5.00 US

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5 Responses to “Introducing Pinery”

  1. juniperjune Says:

    ooh, congrats! it looks great! i’ll be interested to see some photos of it on somebody whom it fits a little more closely, though; i bet those cables are very slimming!

  2. Ariane Says:


  3. Emmaline Says:

    Love, love, love! I wish I were a faster knitter, I want to try all of your recent designs!

  4. Laughingrat Says:

    Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous. I’ve been waiting for this. Now to actually make time to knit so I can queue it up…

    The integrated waist-shaping makes it work for all shapes of girls.

    That’s good–cos I’m a bit bigger all-’round than the model. 🙂

  5. Gen Says:

    Exquisite! I pop in on your blog from time to time and I’ve been gripped by the story arc of this sweater. What a fantastic ending! I especially love the cable’s proportions and contemporary style.

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