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Amy Swenson has been designing contemporary fashions for knitting and crochet since 2003. She has published three books, including "Sensual Crochet" and "Not Your Mama's Felting". She teaches across ...

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Outlet River

from Indigirl - Patterns by Amy Swenson
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Outlet River
Outlet River
Outlet River

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knit
  • purl
  • increase and decrease
  • work simple cables

Pattern Description:

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.

1050[1200, 1380, 1500, 1700, 1840] yards heavy aran-weight yarn, shown in Plymouth Tweed (100% wool, 109 yards / 50g)


15 sts and 22 rows to 4 inches
using US 9 /5.5 mm needles
in stockinette stitch after blocking

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 34[38, 42, 46, 50, 54]" chest
  • 25[26, 27, 27, 28, 28]" back length


  • 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

You Will Also Need:

  • cable needle
  • stitch holders or scrap yarn
  • stitch markers
  • darning needle

Suggested yarn:

1050 yards of Chunky weight

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