Maple Bay Cardigan by Courtney Kelley

Maple Bay Cardigan

Worsted (9 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 27 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch on larger needles.
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
1568 - 2156 yards (1434 - 1971 m)
About 36 (38½, 43, 47)" (91.5 [98, 109, 119.5] cm) bust circumference. Sweater shown measures 36" (91.5 cm).
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Although only those sweaters made by the Coast Salish peoples of Canada’s western coast can bear the official Cowichan moniker, this sweater takes inspiration from the traditional sweaters of that rugged region. The word Cowichan is derived from the Coast Salish Hul’qumi’num’ word Khowutzun or Quw’utsun’ (spellings vary), which means “land warmed by the sun.” The traditional sweaters made by these tribes incorporate bold geometrics and natural imagery worked in bulky natural-colored wool in the intarsia method of color blocks. More fitted than the traditional bulky overcoat style, this ver-sion is knitted in a varied color palette in a blend of natural fibers that is soft and warm close to the skin.