Return to Maine features 14 sewing and knitting patterns that work together to create a complete wardrobe, plus a selection of beautiful photos, stories and essays from journeys and artisans throughout Maine. Following on the heels of By Hand Serial's most popular and out-of-print Lookbook 2: Portland, Maine, this book provides a more comprehensive look at the scenery and natural splendor of Maine, which provides inspiration for the accompanying collection.
Knitting: Lumini Cowl, Box Pleat Top, Gander Cardigan, Lubec Pullover, Welted Pullover, Staghorn Pullover, and 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, and 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.
All patterns are sized for XS - 8X, encompassing 34-61” bust, 26-53” waist, and 35-62” hip measurements, but many patterns have extended included ease thanks to comfortable construction options like drawstrings and gathered waists and a slightly oversized fit. Patterns in this book are modeled by Andrea Hungerford in size M, Lexi Nimmo in size 3X, and Hannah Thiessen in size M/L.
The book also includes a selection of the best essays and writings from our 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. Full of gorgeous, full-color photography from Jenn Bakos (photographer for Lookbooks 11-15 in the original By Hand Serial series). 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.
Project Photos and Detailed Sizing Information