Point Lobos by Amy Herzog
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Point Lobos

April 2017
Sport (12 wpi) ?
29 stitches and 35 rows = 4 inches
in Lace and Cable Pattern (also swatch Stockinette please)
US 3 - 3.25 mm
1205 - 2730 yards (1102 - 2496 m)
32¼ (34½, 36¼, 38¼, 40, 42¼, 44½, 46, 48¼, 52¼, 56, 60½)’' / 82 (87.5, 92, 97, 101.5, 107.5, 113, 117, 122.5, 132.5, 142, 153.5) cm
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I create a collection for each make. wear. love. retreat, and Point Lobos is one of the three 2017 west coast sweaters.

In this case, I started with the yarn, working with Patti Odinak of Yarn Culture to choose something with just the right mix of comfort and sophisticated color. The Uncommon Thread’s Everyday Sport is perfect - it’s soft and strong, with rich, complex colors that don’t overwhelm stitch patterning. I strongly recommend it for this design. However, if you’re substituting yarns, you’ll need approximately 1205 (1285, 1460, 1580, 1690, 1890, 1975, 2060, 2155, 2365, 2485, 2730) yds / 1100 (1175, 1335, 1445, 1545, 1730, 1805, 1885, 1970, 2165, 2275, 2495) m.

Point Lobos features slight A-line shaping, a gently-scooped, wider neckline, and a lace-and-cable pattern on the body but not the sleeves. The hem’s ribbing flows naturally into the patterned stitch, and the sleeves and neck are trimmed in 2x1 ribbing to match.

The sweater is worked with a raglan construction, but in pieces from the bottom up and seamed. If you’ve never tried it before, I hope you’ll give a seamed raglan a shot!

Working the raglan in this way provides stability, which is needed given the long sweater length and cables; makes modifications easier, since you can adjust counts for each piece independently; and allows for the sleeves and body to be worked in different stitch patterns (with different gauges) more easily.

And while we’re speaking of stitch pattern, please swatch both the lace and cable pattern and Stockinette. The stitch gauges are different and you’ll want to make sure you’re matching both. (Row gauge should be consistent across the two patterns.)