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Return to Maine: a By Hand Wardrobe Collection by Andrea Hungerford et al.

Knitting Vividly LLC

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The Return to Maine series includes 7 sewing patterns and 7 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.  This collection is an extension of our most popular and out-of-print By Hand: Lookbook 2: Portland, Maine and provides a more comprehensive look at the scenery and natural splendor of Maine, which provides inspiration for the accompanying collection.  This By Hand issue features a guide with all the best local shops in Camden and Belfast as well as a few noteworthy stops along the way as well as a spotlight on 7 of the lighthouses found in Maine.

By Hand: Return to Maine includes a full array of wardrobe projects for you to craft. The book also includes a selection of the best essays and writings from the Return to Maine Journal series, including:

  • Route US 1 Road Trip, visits to Acadia and Deer Isle
  • Moose Safari by Canoe
  • On the Fly, a special feature from female fly-fishers Bri Dostie and Noam Stark. 
  • Dining at Nina June in Camden, Maine
  • A Maine Tradition by Jenn Bakos
  • On the Water by Andrea Hungerford
  • Tips for Sewing with Knits by Andrea Hungerford

The 14 patterns and projects in this issue are the perfect opportunity to stretch your wings a little and try your hand at something new. All of the projects are functional and easy to wear and available in sizes XS-8X.  Additionally, the book contains tips for material selection and modification of each pattern and guidance on construction methods via video. 


  • Acadia Duster by Andrea Hungerford
  • Acadia Shift by Andrea Hungerford
  • Box Pleat Top by Andrea Hungerford
  • Camden Coat by Andrea Hungerford
  • Classic Long Sleeve by Andrea Hungerford
  • Machias Trouser by Andrea Hungerford
  • Sly Pocket Skirt by Andrea Hungerford

Knitting Patterns

  • Box Pleat Top by Andrea Hungerford
  • Early Mist Snood by Andrea Hungerford
  • Gander Cardigan by Andrea Hungerford
  • Lubec Pullover by Andrea Hungerford
  • Lumini Cowl by Andrea Hungerford
  • Staghorn Pullover by Andrea Hungerford
  • Welted Pullover by Andrea Hungerford

By Hand is now produced by Hannah Thiessen that explores locations around the country that have developed their own unique "maker communities" where people who love to make, love to learn to make, and love to support makers have found a common theme. 

Paperback, 117 pages

Published in 2022
Published by Knitting Vividly LLC

Photography by Jenn Bakos 

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