Badger by Jennifer Beale

Badger

Knitting
September 2019
Sport (12 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 30.5 rows = 4 inches
in Garment pattern worked in the round after blocking
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
1088 - 2614 yards (995 - 2390 m)
1 (2, 3, 4) (5, 6)
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A collaboration with Moeke Yarns for the MY Make Along 2019! Badger is a boxy, drop shoulder sweater knit sideways and finished with a square, stranded colourwork collar. Elegant but bold, old-fashioned but modern. The all-over stranded colourwork pattern is knit in the round and sideways with two steeks. There is a nice number of rest rounds in between the 3-colour stranded rounds (approximately 44% of the rounds are single-colour stockinette rounds, 25% are 2-colour stranded rounds, and 31% are 3-colour stranded rounds).

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Sizes

1 (2, 3, 4) (5, 6) with finished busts:
94 (113.5, 136, 155.5) (177.5, 197.5)cm /
37 (44.75, 53.5, 61.25) (70, 77.75)”

Sample shown is size 2 on an 89cm / 35” bust corresponding to 24.5cm / 9.75” positive ease at bust. For best overall fit, choose a size with around 20 to 30cm / 8 to 12” positive ease at bust. A schematic and list of measurements is provided.

Yarn

Moeke Yarns Elena Single (100% traditional Romanian wool), approximately 330 metres / 100 grams. Approximate amounts:

main colour MC (Natural):
380 (520, 630, 800) (845, 920) metres /
415 (570, 690, 875) (925, 1010) yards

contrast colour CC1 (Grey):
250 (340, 415, 525) (550, 600) metres /
275 (375, 455, 575) (605, 660) yards

contrast colour CC2 (Brown):
365 (495, 600, 755) (800, 870 metres /
400 (545, 660, 825) (875, 955) yards

Gauge

24 sts and 30.5 rounds to 10cm / 4” after blocking

Needles and Notions

Gauge was obtained using

Size A: 3mm (US 2.5) in the single colour rnds
Size B: 3.5mm (US 4) in the multicolour rnds

You may or may not require the same needle sizes. Please swatch and block to determine your needle sizes.

You will also need:

Darning needle (I love cross stitch needles for this!) and sturdy lace or sock yarn for reinforcing steeks (or a sewing machine or a crochet hook), tapestry needle for sewing seams, stitch markers and removable markers; grosgrain ribbon for finishing the steeks if desired.

Techniques

steeking
increasing and decreasing in stranded colourwork
stranded colourwork knitting in the round
3 colour stranded knitting in the round
i-cord edges
Sewing seams (you could also do this by 3 needle bind-off, if preferred)

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Tech edited by Chaitanya Muralidhara (Ravelry: beginswithac)

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