Meet the first pattern in the Oregon Wine Country Collection. Jory is a long shrug-style cardigan with an option for a shorter, more traditional shrug length.
Oregon is home to nearly 400 wineries, most of which are located along the western part of the state where the damp, moderate climate nurtures vines that produce some of the country’s finest pinots. Jory is one of the three primary soil types for growing grapes in Oregon and is the inspiration for this design.
Jory can be worn dressed up or dressed down. The luxurious softness and lightness of Terra (an appropriately named yarn for a design inspired by earth/soil!) creates a perfect layer of light warmth for those in warmer climates.
Jory is knit top-down and seamless with raglan sleeves and generous all-around ribbing. The slipped stitch detail along the back and fronts of the sweater is a bit more work than your average top-down sweater, but is worth the fuss. The result is beautifully classic, and ever-so-slightly architectural.
Living in the Pacific Northwest, we often need only a smidgen of warmth; sometimes a full sweater is just too much. Jory is the perfect second layer, especially when knit with Terra by The Fibre Company (from Kelbourne Woolens).
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Part two of the Oregon Wine Country Collection will be released in coming weeks!