Boshkung by Kim McBrien Evans

Boshkung

Knitting
January 2023
Sport (12 wpi) ?
22.5 stitches and 38 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette stitch in the round
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
773 - 1763 yards (707 - 1612 m)
Finished body circumference: 81.5 (87, 90, 96, 99, 108.5, 113.5) 119.5 [124.5, 128.5, 133.5, 141, 150, 159] 168.5 cm/ 32 (34.25, 35.5, 37.75, 39, 42.75, 44.75) 47 [49, 50.5, 52.5, 55.5, 59, 62.5] 66.25 inches
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Boshkung is the second sweater in my Sense of Space series. Named for my favourite place in the world, Lake Boshkung, the colours and textures in the yoke evoke lake water, the rocks and trees that were the landscape of my childhood.
 
Boshkung is a cropped, elbow sleeve pullover that’s knit top-down in a circular yoke construction. Split hem details on the cuffs and hem make it a great layering piece over dresses and t-shirts alike.

This pattern works alongside my Yoke Sweater Fit ebook, which can be purchased separately or as part of my A Sense of Space ebook. A Sense of Space includes:

  • Boshkung pattern
  • Moonbean
  • Yoke Sweater Fit ebook

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FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
Full chest/Bust and Body Circumference:

  • 81.5 (87, 90, 96, 99, 108.5, 113.5) 119.5 124.5, 128.5, 133.5, 141, 150, 159 168.5 cm
  • 32 (34.25, 35.5, 37.75, 39, 42.75, 44.75) 47 49, 50.5, 52.5, 55.5, 59, 62.5 66.25 inches

Sleeve Circumference:

  • 29 (29, 35, 35, 40, 45.5, 45.5) 45.5 45.5, 51, 51, 56.5, 56.5, 56.5 56.5 cm
  • 11.5 (11.5, 13.75, 13.75, 15.75, 18, 18) 18 18, 20, 20, 22.25, 22.25, 22.25 22.25 inches


Choose a chest size that’s 5-10 cm/2-4 inches larger than your upper torso circumference.
If your full chest measurement is more than 10 cm/4 inches larger than your upper torso measurement and/or your waist measurement is larger than the body circumference you’ve chosen, please refer to the Yoke Sweater Fit Book (available separately, or included in
A Sense of Space: Understanding Circular Yoke Sweater Fit for details about how to adjust this pattern for your body!


Boshkung is written as a cropped sweater, with the hem falling 2.5-7.5 cm/1-3” below your natural waist. If you choose to add length to your sweater, you will need additional yarn. See yarn requirements for more details

YARN
Yarn notes: yarn amounts include enough yarn to make the body length 20-25.5 cm/8-10 inches long from the armholes of your size. If you wish more length, or want longer sleeves, please add an additional skein of the main colour.
 
Indigodragonfly Shark Sport 100% untreated fine merino; 300 m/328 yds per 100 g 
colours used in sample: MC -I made this Tape Special for Today; CC1-3: 3 colour variegated gradient - Trees and Rocks and Water
OR
Indigodragonfly R.O.U. Sport 100% superwash merino; 300 m/328 yds per 100 g

  • MC (body/sleeves): 3 (3, 3, 3, 4, 4, 4) 4 4, 4, 4, 5, 5, 5 5 skeins
  • CC1: 1 (1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1) 1 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2 2 skein(s)
  • CC2: 1 (1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1) 1 1, 1, 1, 1, 2, 2 2 skein(s)
  • CC3: 1 (1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 2) 2 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2 2 skein(s)



If you usually need to add length to a sweater, please add an additional skein of the main colour.

GAUGE
22.5 sts and 38 rounds per 10 cm/4 inches in Stockinette Stitch
24 sts and 28 rounds per 10 cm/4 inches in Yoke Pattern

NEEDLES & NOTIONS

  • Needles 3mm /US 2.5 needles for working in the round
  • 5 stitch markers: 1 BOR marker + 4 raglan markers
  • removable markers used for wave placement

  • scrap yarn or stitch holders/cords for holding sleeve stitches
  • tapestry/yarn needle

Skills Used:

  • Knitting in the round - Stockinette stitch and Garter stitch

  • German Short Rows (tutorial provided)

  • Changing colours in the round

  • Hem and cuffs are knit flat with a split hem