Julebukk by Skeindeer Knits


November 2017
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
32 stitches = 4 inches
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
US 2 - 2.75 mm
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
US 1 - 2.25 mm
US 0 - 2.0 mm
361 - 437 yards (330 - 400 m)
9-15cm width: pre-teen, teen; women's small, medium, large; men's small, medium, large, xl
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Julebukk can refer to children going door-to-door Carol singing for sweets. Alternatively it could refer to a ‘halmbukk’, Straw buck, a deer or goat made out of straw, dressed up red ribbons. A staple in Scandinavian juledecor.

I hope you will enjoy this pattern, and if you need any help or have any suggestions, this topic in my Ravelry group is the best place for support. Happy knitting!

Some practical info

  • Yarn: 1 x 50 gram skein of each colour.
  • Needles: 1 x DPNs or magic loop circular gauge size needles & 1/2 below gauge size needles.

Gauge & sizes

  • Gauge ranges from 34 to 24 sts = 10cm/4”, depending on size. The wonderful thing about woollen spun yarn is that it can be used with vastly different gauges.
  • Sizes ranges from 9cm width (pre-teen) to 15cm width (men’s xl), depending on gauge
  • In other words, gauge is important to achieve the desired size.
  • If you are completely lost regarding needles, gauge and size, I can tell you that the average knitter would likely get an average women’s size using 2.5mm/US1 1/2 needles. This is a bit of a gamble though, as everyone’s tension differs.

The suggested yarns are categorised as different weights (sport, fingering, 4ply). This is often because these yarns are from countries that don’t use these categories. However, if you hold strands from each yarn together side by side, you’ll notice they look very much the same.