Pescadero is a bottom-up, in-pieces raglan with compound shaping.
Compound shaping means that the raglan shaping changes from armhole up to shoulder – sometimes it’s steeper, sometimes it’s shallower — to better match the body. It’s worked with back waist shaping only, to give it a relaxed, but not boxy, feel. The front has a small, allover lace pattern, and I just love the way it worked out. It’s the single best sweatshirt-y sweater I’ve ever had, and I’ve knit myself a lot of sweaters.
It’s made out of Indigodragonfly Wingenhooven, a lustrous fingering-weight blend of superwash merino, yak, and silk. I worked it up at 7.5 stitches to the inch, and the fabric is beyond amazing. It’s soft, has an incredible subtle sheen, and has lovely drape thanks to the silk. It breathes and moves with me. It’s a little scrunchy, a little fluid, and moves with me well.
So there you have it. My first raglan design, and a sweater that I love to wear – that shows the best of what this construction can be.