When I lived in Alberta, my favorite place was nestled in the heart of the Canadian Rockies. Emerald Lake may have been just too far from home for a day trip, but it was the perfect daydream destination, no matter the season.
Now that I’m in Ontario, Sandbanks Provincial Park has slipped into my list of local favorites. I feel about the woods and dunes much the way I loved Emerald Lake’s mountains and crystaline water. And so, I wanted to design a new take on an old favorite sweater; at a lighter gauge more suited to autumn camping trips in southern Ontario than winter mornings on a frozen lake.
Outlet River is knit from the bottom up in one piece, and features a flattering wide ribbed neckline that’s easy to shrug on with your favorite pair of jeans and hiking boots.
34[38, 42, 46, 50, 54]” chest
25[26, 27, 27, 28, 28]” back length
Outlet River is meant to be worn loosely. Choose the size 1-2” larger than your actual bust measurement.
15 sts and 22 rows to 4 inches
using US 9 /5.5 mm needles
in stockinette stitch after blocking
1050[1200, 1380, 1500, 1700, 1840] yards heavy aran-weight yarn, shown in Plymouth Tweed (100% wool, 109 yards / 50g)
US 9 / 5.5mm needles, 32” circular OR SIZE TO OBTAIN GAUGE
US 10 / 6mm needles, 32” circular
1 set US 9 / 5.5mm double pointed needles
1 set US 10 / 6mm double pointed needles
scrap yarn or spare needle for provisional cast on
stitch holders or scrap yarn
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