Hey, it’s a new (and actually seasonally appropriate) pattern! Laurentian is a swingy, springy cardigan-shrug hybrid. The ribbed back and shoulders are worked as a top-down, seamless raglan shrug with short rows to shape the curved back hem. Then stitches are picked up all the way around for the garter and drop stitch pattern that forms the fronts and collar.
The ribbing helps with a nice secure fit across the back and sleeves, and the drapey fronts look great open or closed.
The yarn I used, Dessimo by Julie Asselin, is sadly discontinued. Here’s a list of other yarns I think would be great for this sweater – this list is by no means exhaustive, there are so many options! You’ll be looking for a yarn that has some good drape (wool or a blend with alpaca, silk, or plant fibres), and around 145 yds / 50g skein (290 yds per 100g, 330 yds per 115g).
Berroco Ultra Alpaca Light
Blue Sky Alpacas Skinny Cotton
Lorna’s Laces Shepherd Sport or Sportmate
Cascade Venezia sport
Classic Elite Wool Bam Boo
Manos Serena or Silk Blend
Malabrigo Arroyo or Silky Merino
madelinetosh Pashmina or Tosh Sport
Indigodragonfly has some of this type of base as well, in the same huge 250g skeins!