Classic Designs for the Modern Knitter

Home & Away: Lesley

The final garment in Home & Away is a new pullover design.  It's named after my muse, Lesley, who modeled for this collection.  The sweater fits as though I designed it for her, though it was born before she and I met.  Lesley features a graceful neck line shaped with short rows, and is a quick knit in Aran weight yarn.  As with all the sweaters in Home & Away, it can be knit seamless or with seams!  Either way will result in the same finished sweater, and I can't wait to see everyone's versions.

I am grateful to Lesley for marching out to the end of this pier in 0 degree weather this past January, to be blasted with snow and frigid air.  She sacrificed for the shots, and they are beautiful.  Thank you, Lesley!


Chest circumference: 32 (36, 40, 44)[48, 52, 56, 60]" / 81.5 (91.5, 101.5, 112)[122, 132, 142, 152.5] cm

Shown in size 32" / 81.5 cm with 0.5" / 1.5 cm of negative ease. 


4 (5, 5, 6)[6, 7, 7, 8] skeins Quince & Co. Osprey (100% wool; 170 yd / 155 m per 100 g skein) in Petal OR 650 (725, 825, 900)[1000, 1075, 1175, 1275] yd / 600 (675, 750, 825)[900, 975, 1075, 1150] m of an aran weight yarn


US 9 / 5.5 mm:

16" / 40 cm circular needle

32" / 80 cm circular needle

set of double-pointed needles

US 10 / 6 mm:

16" / 40 cm circular needle

32" / 80 cm circular needle

set of double-pointed needles

Or size needed to obtain gauge.


Stitch markers, stitch holders or waste yarn, tapestry needle


14 sts and 20 rows = 4" / 10 cm in St st using larger needles 

So there, we've walked through the nine designs in Home & Away!  Next week let's talk about some of the additional content you can look forward to in your own personal copy.  Pre-orders remain open until the books arrive at the Ravelry warehouse, we're expecting that to happen mid-May.  I'll keep you posted on that!

Also: I will be at the NH Sheep and Wool Festival Saturday, May 9 with copies of Home & Away for sale, along with the trunk show!  I will have bookplates if you've already pre-ordered but would like me to sign your copy.  Look for me in the Elegant Ewe booth at 10am and 1pm signing and mingling.  Hope to see you there!

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