The fine details of design and much of the knitting for this sweater were done at Long Beach in Pacific Rim National Park Reserve on the West Coast of Vancouver Island. The weathered tones of driftwood, beach grass, wet sand, grey skies and rolling waves are inexorably linked with the design in my mind.
Inset sleeves, a shawl collar, and English tailored shoulders give it the comfort a man wants for serious beachcombing. The rugged location just calls out for a sweater like this to brave the challenge of the waves and the wind.
Gauge: 16 ½ sts and 24 rows = 4"/10cm in St st on 5mm needles
Techniques: increases/decreases, knit-on edging, basic sweater construction, picking up stitches, seaming.
The sample is shown in Kattikloo Fibre Studio Organic Merino Aran. A suggested substitute yarn is below.