Pescadero by Amy Herzog
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Pescadero

Knitting
May 2015
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
30 stitches and 44 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette Stitch
US 2 - 2.75 mm
575 - 1295 yards (526 - 1184 m)
32¾ (34¾, 36½, 39¼, 41, 43, 44¾, 47½, 49¼, 52, 57½, 60¼)’' / 83.5 (88, 93, 99.5, 104.5, 109, 114, 120.5, 125.5, 132, 146.5, 153) cm
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I love a good raglan. I wear a lot of them, regularly. So when I was designing my own sweater in the make. wear. love. retreat: west coast collection, and thinking about what I wear on the beach, I knew it had to be a raglan.

Pescadero is a bottom-up, in-pieces raglan with compound shaping.

The raglan shaping changes from armhole up to shoulder – sometimes it’s steeper, sometimes it’s shallower — to better match the body. It’s worked with back waist shaping only, to give it a relaxed, but not boxy, feel. The front has a small, allover lace pattern, and I just love the way it worked out.

It’s the single best sweatshirt-y sweater I’ve ever had, and I’ve knit myself a lot of sweaters.

For more information on raglans - how they should fit, why I chose the fabric I did, and lots more, please see this post:

about raglans, on amy’s blog