Please note that Birch Bark is a traditionally-written pattern in 12 sizes and a single gauge.
All photographs copyright Amy Herzog 2013. Technical editing by Alison Green.
Birch Bark is inspired by, and designed for, the lovely coastline of my hometown in Maine. The weather here is crisp, the light is golden, and nature is constantly calling. Curves are everywhere – on the waves, on the trees, in the rocks. I wanted a pullover that was flattering and comfortable, but that also used cables to evoke the things I love about the landscape here.
Birch Bark is worked in pieces from the bottom up and then seamed. The shorter, slightly-belled sleeves and boat neck draw the eye up, while the dramatic cable panel on the front narrows the torso and captures the attention. The neckline highlights a lovely collarbone, and the Woolen Rabbit’s color depth is amazing.
It is worked in The Woolen Rabbit’s wonderful Frolic, which is gorgeously colored, soft, and substantial. If you decide to substitute yarn, you will need approximately 836 (917, 992, 1051, 1138, 1217, 1308, 1385, 1502, 1591, 1718, 1890) yds/765 (839, 908, 961, 1041, 1113, 1197, 1267, 1375, 1456, 1572, 1730) m.
Birch Bark is available individually for $7.00 or as part of The Sebasco Collection: A collection of three designs created for the first make. wear. love. sweater retreat, held at Sebasco Harbor Resort, priced at $15.