Outlet River by Amy Swenson

Outlet River

December 2012
Aran (8 wpi) ?
15 stitches and 22 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette, after blocking
US 9 - 5.5 mm
US 10 - 6.0 mm
1050 - 1840 yards (960 - 1682 m)
34[38, 42, 46, 50, 54]" Chest
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10501200, 1380, 1500, 1700, 1840 yards heavy aran-weight yarn, shown in Plymouth Tweed (100% wool, 109 yards / 50g)
US 9 / 5.5mm needles, 32” circular OR SIZE TO OBTAIN GAUGE
US 10 / 6mm needles, 32” circular
1 set US 9 / 5.5mm double pointed needles
1 set US 10 / 6mm double pointed needles
cable needle
scrap yarn or spare needle for provisional cast on
stitch holders or scrap yarn
stitch markers
darning needle

3438, 42, 46, 50, 54” chest
2526, 27, 27, 28, 28” back length

Outlet River is meant to be worn loosely. Choose the size 1-2” larger than your actual bust measurement.

When I lived in Alberta, my favorite place was nestled in the heart of the Canadian Rockies. Emerald Lake may have been just too far from home for a day trip, but it was the perfect daydream destination, no matter the season.

Now that I’m in Ontario, Sandbanks Provincial Park has slipped into my list of local favorites. I feel about the woods and dunes much the way I loved Emerald Lake’s mountains and crystaline water. And so, I wanted to design a new take on an old favorite sweater; at a lighter gauge more suited to autumn camping trips in southern Ontario than winter mornings on a frozen lake.

Outlet River is knit from the bottom up in one piece, and features a flattering wide ribbed neckline that’s easy to shrug on with your favorite pair of jeans and hiking boots.