Santiam Canyon by Kay Hopkins

Santiam Canyon

January 2021
DK (11 wpi) ?
21 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette and 2x2 ribbing on larger needles (blocked open)
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
1020 - 2936 yards (933 - 2685 m)
XS(S, M, L, XL)(2XL, 3XL, 4XL, 5XL) See Notes for Finished Measurements.
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The Santiam Canyon, where I grew up, was recently devastated by wildfires. The Santiam Canyon is in the Cascade foothills in Oregon and is beautifully forested, abounds with rivers, waterfalls, farms (including Christmas trees, vineyards, and strawberries), and incredible views of valleys and mountain ranges.

Santiam Canyon is a fun pullover with wide ribbing for texture and for the design motif at the raglan seams that flows on down the sleeves and into the long cuffs.

It’s seamless and top-down so you can try it on as you go, and it’s an easy stitch pattern that requires no charts… just an enjoyable knit and a stunning and comfortable sweater to wear!

The neckline is wide and deep with a choice of funnel or cowl neck, and the body profile is a slight A-line for a flattering fit. The collar is worked in a narrow rib as is the optional hemline ribbing.

The yoke construction is raglan with short row shaping at the back neckline for a comfortable fit.

The body is worked in wide ribbing (blocked open) and the stockinette sleeves have an extension of the raglan panel detail running down them and into the deep ribbed cuffs.

Construction is top-down and seamless and the sweater can be made to your desired length.

Inclusive sizing is provided with intended ease of 4-6 inches / 10-15 cm at chest.

This pattern has been professionally tech-edited and tested. Instructions are written with no need for charts.

XS(S, M, L, XL)(2XL, 3XL, 4XL, 5XL). Choose a size is about 4-6 inches / 10-15 cm larger than your bust measurement. Pattern sizing assumes that the st pattern is blocked open.

Bust: 33.5(39.5, 42.75, 45.75, 51.75)(54.75, 58, 64, 67) inches / 85(100.5, 108.5, 116, 131.5)(139, 147.5, 162.5, 170) cm

Choose size that is about 4-6 inches / 10-15 cm larger than bust measurement.

The Fibre Co. Lore: DK (100% Wool – Romney) See link to The Fibre Co Lore here


Substitute with any yarn (DK or light Worsted) that meets gauge, has good stitch definition, and does not have much color variation else the design will get lost.

Estimated Yarn Required:
1122(1280, 1457, 1650, 1825)(2034, 2299, 2598, 2936) yds / 1021(1165, 1326, 1502, 1661)(1851, 2092, 2364, 2672)m.
Yarn usage will vary depending on gauge, options chosen, and specific yarn. Yardage listed includes estimate for optional hem band
Intermediate knitter. Skills Used: Basic stitches, decreases, increases, incorporating new sts into st pattern, German Short Rows. Tutorial link provided.