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.
1 (2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9)
87.5 (100.5, 109, 118, 127.5, 139.5, 149, 158, 171) cm / 34.5 (39.5, 43, 46.5, 50.25, 55, 58.75, 62.25, 67.25)” finished chest circumference. Pullover shown measures 100.5 cm / 39.5” finished chest, worn with 4 cm / 1.5” of positive ease on Brendan and 14 cm / 5.5” of positive ease on Laura.
Hudson + West Co. Forge (70% U.S. Merino, 30% U.S. Corriedale; 214 meters / 235 yards per 100 g / 3.5 oz.)
7 (8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15) skeins
Sample shown is knit in colorway Red Feather.
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.
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.
For more finished measurements, see schematic in pattern photos.
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.
Forge and its little sibling Weld are our first 100% US-made yarns - and we're the first European stockists of Hudson + West, the fabulous company who makes them! A heathered blend of 70% Merino and 30% Corriedale, Forge is spun up to a worsted weight. It's a round, extremely well-balanced 3ply yarn that works so, so well for cables and texture. It has a beautiful balance of stitch definition, bounce, and wooly, cohesive bloom after blocking. One of our new favorites!
Explore our range of Hudson + West Co patterns here.
Haven’t started knitting with Forge but it’s lovely!
Feels lovely. I’m familiar with the wool after living in New Mexico Going to make a hat with it
Glad I tried it!
I am glad I you gave me the chance to try this yarn out for a little one skein project. It is smooth and shows of cables and texture very well. I like the hat I knitted from this yarn, but honestly I wouldn‘t knit a garment out of it, because it‘s on the upper price range and not affordable for me. But with one skein I now have a very special luxurious treasure.
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