By Todd Gocken
The knitters of the Coast Salish communities in and around Duncan, British Columbia are known for their distinctive Cowichan cardigans knitted from very bulky, lightly spun yarn or roving. The Duncan cardigan borrows from that tradition - as well as incorporates motifs influenced by the blankets and baskets of other Native American peoples.
The Duncan jacket is worked from the bottom up, in a super bulky wool roving - very similar to a traditional Cowichan. The sweater uses seamless construction, the sleeves are knit in the round, and the body and yoke are worked flat. It has a traditional Cowichan garter stitch collar, as well as a garter stitch welt at the hem.
Photos:Joseph J. Lee Photography
Model: Nik Gannett
This pattern can be purchsed through Ravelry
Yarn Weight: Super Bulky
Needle Size: US11 (8.0mm)
Gauge: 11sts&16 rows/4” in St st
Yardage: 3(4, 4, 5, 5) Balls MC (red)
Sizes: S, M, L, XL, XXLNotions: Tapestry needle, stitch markers, waste yarn, Zipper