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I designed the Casco Bay for my final make. wear. love. fall sweater retreat collection in 2019. Each retreat, I make a mini-collection of sweaters in yarns from our vendors, loosely focused around a theme. This year, the theme was ‘cozy’: I wanted to create snuggle-worthy sweaters that would slip into our lives like a dream. I worked this longer-length drop-shoulder sweater in a shadow rib that breaks up the color changes, with a deep V neck and simple rib trim.
While this garment is pictured in a straight silhouette with drop shoulder construction (and a relaxed fit), you may knit it in other silhouettes and a set-in sleeve construction if you prefer.
You may seam the sweater pieces together with either the RS or the WS of the work facing out, depending on which look you prefer in your specific yarn. The sample shown was assembled with the WS facing out.
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I used our vendor Yarn Culture’s YC Knits with dyer Spun Right Round, in the color Quake, for this design. This is an incredibly soft yarn with lovely depth of color, and I recommend it wholeheartedly for this relaxed and comfy garment. Rosy Green Wool Cheeky Merino Joy makes an excellent substitute.
For an approximate size 30 (32, 34, 36, 38, 40, 42, 44, 48, 52, 56, 60)’’ / 76 (81.5, 86.5, 91.5, 96.5, 101.5, 106.5, 112, 122, 132, 142, 152.5) cm garment worked at 26 stitches to 4'' / 10 cm, you'll need approximately 5 (5, 5, 6, 6, 7, 7, 8, 8, 8, 9, 9) hanks.
For other yarns, I recommend Hannah Fettig's excellent app Stashbot for yardage estimates.