The fine details of design and much of the knitting for this sweater were done at Long Beach in Pacific Rim National Park Reserve on the West Coast of Vancouver Island. The weathered tones of driftwood, beach grass, wet sand, grey skies and rolling waves are inexorably linked with the design in my mind.

Inset sleeves, a shawl collar, and English tailored shoulders give it the comfort a man wants for serious beachcombing. The rugged location just calls out for a sweater like this to brave the challenge of the waves and the wind.

Published in Cascadia

This knitting pattern includes written directions, front and back images, and a schematic with measurements.


Weight: Aran / 10 ply (8 wpi)


US 7 - 4.5 mm, US 8 - 5.0 mm


16.5 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches in Stocking Stitch

Size/Finished Measurements

Finished Chest: 38.75 (42.75, 46.5, 50.5, 54.25)". Designed to be worn with 2-4" positive ease.