Ruscus by Ainur Berkimbayeva


April 2019
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
27 stitches and 37 rows = 4 inches
in reverse stockinette
US 2 - 2.75 mm
1025 - 1820 yards (937 - 1664 m)
XS (S, M, L, XL)(2x, 3x, 4x, 5x)
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This wide-neck raglan pullover is inspired by spring and first warm days of the season filled with sunshine and breeze. The name for this design was suggested by Anna Kollar, one of my test-knitters, who noticed a close similarity between the lacework in the sweater’s front and Ruscus, a plant native to where she lives.

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Size: XS (S, M, L, XL)(2x, 3x, 4x, 5x)

Finished measurements: 31 (35.5, 39.75, 43.75, 47.5)(51.5, 56.5, 58.75, 63.5)“ around bust, recommended positive ease is 0-4”
(modeled in size S with zero ease)

Yarn: The Fibre Co Canopy Fingering (fingering weight; 200 yards 183 meters/50 g, 50% alpaca, 30% wool, 20% bamboo) in Sumac colorway 6 (7, 7, 9, 10)(11, 11, 12, 13) skeins

Yardage: 1025 (1245, 1390, 1635, 1820)(2055, 2190, 2310, 2470) yards

Needles: 16” and 32” circular needles in size necessary to obtain gauge (recommended size US 2)

Gauge: 27 sts and 37 rounds = 4” in reverse St st after wet blocking

Notions: crochet hook in same size as gauge needle, tapestry needle, stitch markers, scrap yarn

Skills required: making increases and decreases, circular knitting, magic loop knitting (sleeves), reading charts

Photography: Jennifer Yun

Test-knitters: Anna Kollar, Caitlin Butkereit, Donna Vincent, Harumi Ramirez, Jackie Patrick, Jennifer Yun

Tech-editor: Lisa Houchins

This sweater pattern is #sizeinclusive.