Red Cedar by Jessica McDonald

Red Cedar

Knitting
August 2022
Sport (12 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 38 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette
US 3 - 3.25 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
975 - 2023 yards (892 - 1850 m)
(32.75, 36, 38, 41.25, 44.75, 46.75) (50, 53.25, 55.25, 58.75, 62, 65.5)
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Red Cedar features alternating colorwork motifs in differing contrast colors gradually building to an impactful star motif. The increases are worked in the plain knit rounds between the colorwork to help make Red Cedar simple and enjoyable knit. The easier of the two colorwork sweaters in this book, Red Cedar is a good option for a relaxing knit or a first colorwork sweater for an adventurous knitter.

Red Cedar is knit seamlessly in the round from the top down. Short rows shape the back neck for an amazing fit.

Any leftover yarn from your Red Cedar sweater can be used to knit the Juniper Hat or the Alder mittens. These three patterns coordinate with each other beautifully. The Juniper Cowl, which you can find in Woodland Ramble or as an individual pattern on my website and Ravelry, uses the same yarn and completes the set.

SIZES
(32.75, 36, 38, 41.25, 44.75, 46.75) (50, 53.25, 55.25, 58.75, 62, 65.5)

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FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
Chest circumference: (32.75, 36, 38, 41.25, 44.75, 46.75) (50, 53.25, 55.25, 58.75, 62, 65.5) inches / (82, 90, 95, 103, 112, 117) (125, 133, 138, 147, 155, 163) cm

To be worn with 2 – 6 inches / 5 – 12.5 cm positive ease.

YARN
(5, 6, 6, 6, 7, 7) (8, 8, 9, 9, 10, 10) skeins De Rerum Natura Ulysse in MC (Goeland), (1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1) (1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1) skein CC1 (Caramel), (1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1) (1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1) skein CC2 (Foret).

Or (975, 1069, 1124, 1214, 1329, 1403) (1507, 1618, 1693, 1807, 1922, 2023) yards / (892, 978, 1028, 1110, 1216, 1283) (1378, 1780, 1548, 1653, 1758, 1850) meters MC,

(86, 94, 99, 108, 117, 121) (130, 139, 143, 153, 162, 170) yards / (78, 86, 90, 99, 107, 111) (119, 127, 131, 140, 148, 156) meters CC1,

(35, 39, 40, 44, 47, 50) (53, 56, 58, 61, 65, 69) yards / (32, 35, 36, 40, 43, 45) (48, 51, 53, 56, 59, 63) meters CC2 sport weight yarn.

NEEDLES
One 32 inch (80 cm) US size 5 (3.75 mm) (or size needed to obtain gauge), and one 32 inch (80 cm) US size 3 (3.25 mm) (or two whole sizes smaller than gauge needle) circular knitting needles.

NOTIONS
One stitch marker, waste yarn, and a tapestry needle.

GAUGE
24 stitches and 38 RNDS = 4 inches / 10 cm in stockinette on US size 5 (3.75 mm) needles.

SKILL LEVEL & SKILLS REQ’D
Easy +

Working two color colorwork knitting, reading a chart, working in the round, increasing (m1L), decreasing (k2tog, ssk), German short rows.

TUTORIALS

For all colorwork related resources and tutorials, head to my Colorwork Resource Directory here.