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 

Home & Away: Calligraphy

Home & Away: Knits for Everyday Adventures includes a popular Knitbot pattern: Calligraphy.  This design was originally published in Interweave Knits in 2011, then repackaged as an individual pattern knit in Madelinetosh.  Many happy knitters have completed versions of this cardigan posted on Ravelry if you'd like some inspiration!

Calligraphy is truly a classic design for the modern knitter, with a fitted body knit in dk weight yarn, a wide collar, and oversized buttons.

The pictured sweater from this book 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 bands are picked up and knitted last.

If you are in-between sizes, I suggest sizing up for this design. 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.

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS

Chest circumference: 35 (38.5, 42.25, 45.5)[49.5, 53, 56.75, 60.25]" / 88.5 (98, 107, 116.5) [125.5, 135, 144, 153.5] cm Shown in size 35" / 88.5 cm with 2.5" / 6.5 cm of positive ease. 

YARN

10 (11, 12, 14)[15, 17, 18, 20] skeins Quince & Co. Chickadee (100% wool; 181 yd / 166 m per 50 g skein) in Kumlien’s Gull OR 1575 (1825, 2050, 2300) [2575, 2825, 3100, 3350) yd / 1450 (1675, 1875, 2100)[2350, 2575, 2825, 3050] m of dk weight yarn

NEEDLES

US 6 / 4.0 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, split ring markers, tapestry needle, 8 (8, 8, 9)[9, 9, 10, 10] 1.5" / 4 cm buttons, sewing needle and matching thread

GAUGE

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

Home & Away: Rosemont

As with Knitbot Essentials, Home & Away: Knits for Everyday Adventures includes five previously released designs.  One such design is Rosemont, originally released as a top down seamless pattern, with a picked up and knitted shawl collar.

While this design is simple, to work it from the top down requires you to keep track of a number of things - the dreaded AT THE SAME TIME instruction!  Some knitters expressed that they found the original instructions confusing.  For Home & Away, we have rewritten the pattern in a way that is more clear.  And as with all the sweaters in the book, instructions are included to knit in pieces and then seam.  If you purchased the individual pattern in the past through Ravelry, watch your inbox for an update that I sent out this morning with the new set of seamless instructions!

The oversized fit of Rosemont makes it an everyday favorite. The compound raglan mimics some of the sleeve cap shaping found with a set-in sleeve construction, which contributes to a comfortable fit. Comfort is also found in using a squishy worsted weight yarn like Quince & Co. Lark.

The pictured sweater from this book 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 bands are picked up and knitted last.  Short rows are used to shape the shawl collar.

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.

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS

Chest circumference: 34 (37.75, 41.5, 45.25)[49, 52.75, 56.5, 60.25]" / 86 (95.5, 105, 114.5) [124.5, 134, 143.5, 153] cm

Shown in size 34" / 86 cm with 1.5" / 4 cm positive ease. 

YARN

9 (10, 11, 12)[13, 14, 16, 17] skeins Quince & Co. Lark (100% wool; 134 yd / 123 m per 50 g skein) in Clay OR 1175 (1300, 1425, 1575) [1725, 1850, 2025, 2175] yd / 1075 (1200, 1300, 1450)[1575, 1700, 1850, 2000] m of worsted weight yarn

NEEDLES

US 9 / 5.5 mm:

32" / 80 cm circular needle

set of double-pointed 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

17 sts and 26 rows = 4" / 10 cm in St st using larger needles