Tidal Pool is an updated take on a classic gansey sweater, with a clean silhouette and slight a-line shaping. The scoop neck, sleeves, and hem are trimmed with small amounts of 2×2 ribbing, and textured stitch patterning decorates the top of both the front and back of the garment. 3/4 sleeves and a sport-weight yarn make this sweater comfortable in several seasons. I designed it for my fall 2016 make. wear. love. retreat, which is held on the coast of Maine where I grew up – and it reflects the classic, unfussy style I grew up seeing there.
The garment is worked in pieces from the bottom up with set in sleeves, and seamed for a tailored look. The garment features set-in sleeves and side-seam shaping for the a-line silhouette.
Rosy Green Wool is committed to fair, humane, and environmentally-friendly production of high-quality knitting yarn. The result is an incredibly soft, beautifully colored product that you can feel amazing about purchasing. Cheeky Merino Joy, in particular, offers exquisitely-sharp stitch definition and a magnificent hand. It comes in a wide variety of sophisticated colors, and I highly recommend it for this sweater. However, should you need to substitute, you’ll need approximately 940 (1005, 1100, 1155, 1255, 1335, 1430, 1565, 1745, 1930, 2100, 2270) yds / 860 (920, 1005, 1055, 1145, 1220, 1310, 1430, 1595, 1765, 1920, 2075) m.
As of this writing, Tidal Pool is available only as a traditionally-written pattern in 12 sizes. But for CustomFit devotees, it’s actually fairly simple to create a CustomFit Tidal Pool. You can download a worksheet with everything you need to know to create a “mash up” by clicking here.