Return to Maine

Return to Maine

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The Return to Maine series includes 14 sewing and knitting patterns that work together to create a complete wardrobe, plus a selection of beautiful photos, stories and essays from our journeys and artisans throughout Maine.

Following on the heels of their most popular and out-of-print By Hand Serial issue (Lookbook 2: Portland, Maine), this book provides a more comprehensive look at the scenery and natural splendour of Maine, which provides inspiration for the accompanying collection.

The book also includes a selection of the best essays and writings from Return to Maine Journal series, including our Route US 1 Road Trip, visits to Acadia and Deer Isle, a Moose Safari by Canoe, and On the Fly, a special feature from female fly-fishers Bri Dostie and Noam Stark.

Pages are full of gorgeous, full-color photography from Jenn Bakos. Additionally, the book contains tips for material selection and modification of each pattern and guidance on construction methods via video, provided by QR code on some pattern’s feature pages.

There are 7 knitting patterns and 7 sewing patterns:
Knitting: Lumini Cowl, Box Pleat Top, Gander Cardigan, Lubec Pullover, Welted Pullover, Staghorn Pullover, Early Mist Snood.

These knitting patterns are included in the book in printed format with full-color pictures.

Sewing: Classic Long Sleeve, Box Pleat Top, Sly Pocket Skirt, Machias Trouser, Acadia Duster, Acadia Shift, Camden Coat.

These sewing patterns are included with the purchase of the book as digital downloads via QR code and include print at home and wide format printing options.