Rio Chama

Pattern and photos by Anne Podlesak

This pattern is available to purchase on Ravelry

This women’s pullover is knit from the top/neckline down to the bottom hem with minimal finishing. The sleeves are shaped with raglan shaping. The front neckline closes in a Henley-style placket with small pearl buttons. The bottom half of the garment as well as the sleeves are trimmed with a large lace motif.

Note that the lace pattern is presented in chart form only.

  • The sweater is available in the following finished bust circumference sizes:
    33 ½ (35 ½, 39 ½, 42 ½, 46, 48 ½)” or 83.25 (88.25, 98.25, 106.5, 115, 121.5) cm.
  • Suggested Yarn
    Rauma Finullgarn, Rauma Pandora or Rauma Tumi

Inspiration: The Rio Chama originates in southern Colorado, and flows south into New Mexico where it eventually meets up with the Rio Grande. As it winds its way southward, the waterway is home to many seasonal migrating birds, including hawks, bald eagles, ducks and snow geese. The waters also contain multiple species of trout, which lure fly fisherman to the area. The river itself is interspersed with small islands that rise above the surface of the water, providing landing spots for birds, and havens for trout from the fast-running water during spring run-off season.

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