Stinson Beach

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Stinson Beach

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Soft, warm, and luxuriously shawl-collared, Stinson Beach is the snuggly cardigan you’ll put on in the fall and not want to take off until spring, and the densely-cabled show-stopper that's dying to be your Rhinebeck Sweater. Knit in Quince & Co.’s Osprey and Piper yarns held together, the sweater is warm and durable enough for truly cold days, but soft enough to wear next to your skin. Worked from the bottom up in pieces and seamed, Stinson Beach features shoulder seams placed using the English Tailoring method to make for a ready-to-wear look and a significantly easier seaming experience, while details like the optional tubular cast-on ensure a high-end finish. The high-impact cable panels on the back and fronts are made up of a series of 2x2 crosses, making for an engaging but entirely achievable knitting experience.

SIZES 
XS (S, M, L, XL, XXL, XXXL). Finished measurements: approximately 35 (39, 43, 47, 51, 55, 59)” / 89 (99, 109, 119, 130, 140, 150) cm at bust (fastened); designed to be worn with +5-8” / + 13-20 cm ease.

YARN 
Quince & Co. Osprey (American wool, 170 yards / 155 meters per 100 grams), 7 (8, 9, 
9, 10, 11, 11) skeins and Quince & Co. Piper (50% Texas Merino, 50% Texas Mohair, 305 yards / 278 meters per 50 grams), 4 (5, 5, 5, 6, 6, 7) skeins. Yarns are held double throughout. Sample shown in Fjord (Osprey) and Sweetwater (Piper). Or, 1190 (1360, 1530, 1530, 1700, 1870, 1870) yards / 1092 (1248, 1404, 1404, 1560, 1716, 1716) meters of chunky or Aran weight wool yarn, and 1220 (1525, 1525, 1525, 1830, 1830, 2135) yards / 1119 (1399, 1399, 1399, 1679, 1679, 1959) meters of light fingering / heavy lace weight yarn. While a variety of color combinations will work for this sweater, it seems to show best where the lighter weight yarn is also slightly lighter in color, but the two colors are closely related.

GAUGE 
14 sts and 20 rows per 4 inches / 10 cm in stockinette stitch; 17.5 sts and 20 rows per 4 inches / 10 cm in cable pattern. Back cable pattern measures approximately 13.75” / 35 cm across for sizes S-XXXL.

NEEDLES 
Long straight or 24” / 60 cm or longer circular needles, as desired, in sizes US 9 / 5.5 mm and US 10.5 / 6.5 mm, or as required to meet gauge; 47” / 120 cm or longer circular needle in size US 9 / 5.5 mm (for collar).

NOTIONS 
Cable needle (if desired), stitch markers, tapestry needle.

SKILLS REQUIRED 
Cabling (with or without a cable needle); optional long-tail tubular cast-on; increasing; decreasing; seaming; picking up stitches.