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The First Nations people of Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada are known as the Coast Salish people.  Having a cultural tradition of weaving and spinning dog and goat hair, they were introduced to sheep and to knitting in the 19th century. The sturdy, long-wearing Cowichan sweaters evolved over time and have been made from the knitters' own handspun yarns with wonderful motifs that reflect their connection with nature.  The techniques the knitters employ are unusual and are included with explanations in this garment pattern.

Special techniques include:  Inset pockets, weaving the yarns on the right and wrong sides, a shawl collar with optional stripes, wrap and turn shaping, sleeves with shaped caps, zipper insertion.  The pattern is written for 6 sizes and the sweater requires 3 colors of bulky weight yarn.

A video is available on my YouTube Channel showing how to join the shoulders: https://www.youtube.com/user/BethBrownReinsel

 

Language
English
Brand
Independent Designer
Designer
Beth Brown-Reinsel
Craft
Knitting
Format
Downloadable PDF
Skill Level
Advanced
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Pages
10
Notes
Thread and sewing needle needed to hand sew in zipper.
Yarn Weight
 

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