It’s out! Nash Island, the Maine wool sweater I’ve always wanted. Find the pattern on Ravelry.
Size XXS (XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL, 3XL, 4XL)
Shown in size S with 3in (7.5cm) of positive ease.
Finished Bust Measurement 27½ (32½, 37½, 40, 45, 47½, 52½, 55, 60) in, 70 (92.5, 95.5, 101.5, 114.5, 120.5, 133.5, 139.5, 152.5) cm.
The pattern includes a schematic and sizing table, to assist you in choosing the size you like best.
Yarn Nash Island Light 100g /skein, 175 yds (160m); 3 (4, 4, 4, 5, 5, 5, 6, 6) skeins in Cove (Navy) (MC), 1 (1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 2, 2) ball each in Buoy (Lt. Blue) (CC1) and Urchin (Green) (CC2)
Needles US9 (5.5mm) needles, US8 (5mm) needles – or needle size necessary to get gauge. Optional: US8 (5mm) double pointed needles if making an i-cord lace instead of a lanyard as shown.
Gauge 16 sts and 17 rows = 4x4in (10x10cm) in stockinette st on US10½ (6.5mm) needles.
Notions Stitch markers, tapestry needle.
Where the wool comes from : a view of the sheep round-up on Nash Island on shearing day.
Nash Island Light, Worsted weight wool. 100% organic, grown on Nash Island Maine, and dyed in nearby Columbia Falls at Starcroft Fiber Mill.
This yarn is so very soft! It must be the island air!
True there isn’t a lot of this yarn available, so if you’re unable to get your hands on some, substitute with any nice rustic wool.
Photos are all by Kathy Cadigan and feature her lovely daughter Morgan. Thanks Ladies!