Inspired by the woods and wilds of the Hudson Valley, Awen by Meghan Babin is an homage to her home. A story in stitches, this unisex pullover captures the essence of wooded trails, forest shelters and towers, and the many waterways of the Hudson River Valley. Designed to evoke the nostalgia of camp, fall hikes, and autumnal coziness, this heritage knit is an instant classic to cherish forever.
This raglan is made from the bottom up in pieces and seamed for stability and forever wear. Heavily cabled designs need the stability of seams to prevent the heavy fabric from stretching out over time. The neckband is picked up and worked in the round after seaming, then folded over and seamed for a cozy finish to this handsome sweater for everyone.
Type: Digital Download
Designer: Meghan Babin
Skill Level: 4 out of 5
Yarn: Hudson + West Co. Forge (70% U.S. Merino / 30% U.S. Corriedale; 235 yds [214 m]; 3.5 oz. [100g]): red feather (burnt orange), 7 (8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15) skeins.
1 (2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9); 34.5 (39.5, 43, 46.5, 50.25, 55, 58.75, 62.25, 67.25)” [87.5 (100.5, 109, 118, 127.5, 139.5, 149, 158, 171) cm] finished chest circumference. Pullover shown measures 39.5” [100.5 cm] finished chest, worn with 1.5” [4 cm] of positive ease on Brendan and 5.5” [14 cm] of positive ease on Laura.
Size A (for body and sleeves): US 7 [4.5 mm]: 32” [80 cm] circ.
Size B (for ribbing): US 5 [3.75 mm]: 32” [80 cm] circ.
Size C (for tubular cast on and neckband): US 4 [3.5 mm]: 32” [80 cm] circ and 16” [40 cm] circ.
Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Cable needle (cn); tapestry needle; stitch markers (m); waste yarn.
18 sts and 29 rows = 4” [10 cm] in Basketweave St on Size A needle, after blocking.
32 sts and 32 rows = 5” [12.5 cm] across and 4” [10 cm] long over Chart C on Size A needle, after blocking
Increasing; decreasing; cabling with or without a cable needle; circular knitting; picking up stitches; seaming; (optional) tubular cast on and bind off.
About the Designer
Meghan Babin (she/her) is the co-founder of Hudson + West Co. She’s the former editor of Interweave Knits, knit.wear, and creator and editor of Wool Studio. She hails from the lower Hudson Valley region of New York where she currently lives, designs, and runs H+W HQ East. Her de- signs and creative work are largely inspired by the dichotomy between New York City and the wilds of the Hudson Valley. Follow her on Instagram @meggospurls. Find all her designs on Ravelry.