From the Virtual Yarns website: “An ornate, heavy sweater with high texture, like barnacles on a rock. The patterns I designed for it came about by blending pure geometry with sea images such as waves, ropes and nets.”
Summary: Bodega Bay is a high, round-neck, woman’s pullover featuring beautiful aran stitch patterning. The hemline, neck and cuff edges are done in a small cable ribbing. The body is knit in separate pieces to be joined in the finishing stages. The sleeves are worked from the cuff upwards, ending in a cable saddle shoulder.
Skills needed : cable knitting, pick-up stitches, increase and decrease in pattern and saddle shoulder handling.
Additional yarn information : pattern as per Pacific Coast Highway, uses 1 colour
Additional size information : as per Pacific Coast Highway
to fit bust 32-35 inches (81-89 cm), knitted underarm measurement of 42.5 inches (108 cm)
to fit bust 36-40 inches (91-102 cm ), knitted underarm measurement of 46 inches (116 cm)
to fit bust 41-44 inches (104-112 cm ), knitted underarm measurement of 50.5 inches (128 cm)
Additional materials needed: 1 set of double-pointed needles size 3 mm (US 2½), a cable needle and 4 stitch holders.
Charts: 4 cable charts
Pacific Coast Highway, published 1997, out of print, used prices $250.
Although the pattern is not available, yarn kits can be purchased from the Virtual Yarns website http://www.virtualyarns.com/scripts/showitem.asp?ID=133