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Birch Bark


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Skills Needed

  • Cables
  • Seamed
  • Worked Flat

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Pattern Details

Birch Bark is inspired by, and designed for, the lovely coastline of my hometown in Maine. The weather here is crisp, the light is golden, and nature is constantly calling. Curves are everywhere – on the waves, on the trees, in the rocks. I wanted a pullover that was flattering and comfortable, but that also used cables to evoke the things I love about the landscape here. Birch Bark is worked in pieces from the bottom up and then seamed. The shorter, slightly-belled sleeves and boat neck draw the eye up, while the dramatic cable panel on the front narrows the torso and captures the attention. The neckline highlights a lovely collarbone, and the Woolen Rabbit’s color depth is amazing. It is worked in The Woolen Rabbit’s wonderful Frolic, which is gorgeously colored, soft, and substantial. If you decide to substitute yarn, you will need approximately 836 (917, 992, 1051, 1138, 1217, 1308, 1385, 1502, 1591, 1718, 1890) yds/765 (839, 908, 961, 1041, 1113, 1197, 1267, 1375, 1456, 1572, 1730) m.

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Amy Herzog Designs
Amy Herzog Designs
Amy Herzog loves helping knitters create garments they love to wear. She is the creator of the CustomFit sweater pattern generator and the Knitter’s Toolbox app of handy knitting calculators, as well as the author of Knit to Flatter, Knit Wear Love, and You Can Knit That (STC Craft). She teaches across the country and here on, and has appeared on American Public Television's "Knit and Crochet Now". Her designs have been published in Rowan, Interweave Knits, Knitscene, Twist Collective, and more. Find out more at