Classic Designs for the Modern Knitter

Home & Away: Boothbay

Home & Away: Knits for Everyday Adventures includes a new raglan constructed cardigan, Boothbay.  This design is named after a beautiful Maine town close to Georgetown where we photographed this collection.

Boothbay is a cocoon of a cardigan, cradling you with its cozy garter stitch collar. Knitted in worsted weight yarn, the long body and wide open front make it perfect for everyday wear.

The pictured sweater is knitted seamless from the top down. If you prefer seamed knits, a second set of instructions is included to knit the cardigan in pieces. This will yield the same result. For more on why you might choose one construction method over the other, see page 40 of Home & Away!

In both versions, the collar is picked up and knitted and last.

If you are in-between sizes, I suggest sizing down for an open cardigan like this one. When choosing your size it is always a good idea to check your actual body measurements against all the measurements given in the pattern schematic.

This pattern is exclusive to the book Home & Away Knits for Everyday Adventures!

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS

Chest circumference: 31.25 (35.25, 39.25, 43.25, 47.25) [51.25, 55.25, 59.25, 63.25]" / 79 (89.5, 99.5, 109.5, 120) [130, 140, 150.5, 160.5] cm

Shown in size 35.25" / 89.5 cm with 2.75" / 7 cm positive ease. 

YARN

11 (12, 13, 14, 16)[17, 18, 20, 21] skeins Quince & Co. Lark (100% American wool; 134 yd / 123 m per 50 g skein) in Bark OR 1400 (1525, 1725, 1875, 2050)[2225, 2400, 2600, 2800] yd / 1275 (1400, 1575, 1700, 1875)[2050, 2200, 2375, 2550] m of worsted weight yarn

NEEDLES

US 7 / 4.5 mm:

32" / 80 cm circular needle

set of double-pointed needles

Or size needed to obtain gauge.

NOTIONS

Stitch markers, stitch holders or waste yarn, tapestry needle

GAUGE

20 sts and 28 rows = 4" / 10 cm in St st 

Hannah Fettig