Ruska by Jessica McDonald

Ruska

Knitting
November 2020
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
19 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
823 - 1977 yards (753 - 1808 m)
(32.75, 35.5, 38, 40.5, 43, 45.5, 48) (50.5, 53, 55.5, 58, 60.75, 63, 65.75)
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Ruska is so very fun to knit! Two contrast colors create high impact colorwork, but Shetland knitting motifs are used so you only ever knit with two colors on any given round. Worsted weight yarn (combined with its “just one more round” appeal) make this sweater knit up quickly. Ruska is knit top down in the round with the colorwork starting at the neckline and continuing on the body and sleeves. Short rows are worked just after the neckline ribbing to ensure a comfortable and flattering fit.

SIZES
(32.75, 35.5, 38, 40.5, 43, 45.5, 48) (50.5, 53, 55.5, 58, 60.75, 63, 65.75)

Shown in size 38 with 3 inches / 7.5 cm of positive ease.

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
Chest circumference: (32.75, 35.5, 38, 40.5, 43, 45.5, 48) (50.5, 53, 55.5, 58, 60.75, 63, 65.75) inches / (83, 90, 96.5, 103, 109, 115.5, 122) (128.5, 134.5, 141, 147.5, 154.5, 160, 167) cm

2 – 4 inches / 5 – 10 cm positive ease recommended.

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YARN
(4, 4, 4, 5, 5, 5, 6) (6, 6, 7, 7, 8, 8, 8) skeins Barrett Wool Co Wisconsin Woolen Spun Worsted Weight color Quaker Gray (main color), (1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1) (1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1) skeins Barrett Wool Co Wisconsin Woolen Spun Worsted Weight color Pebble (CC1), (1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1) (1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1) skeins Barrett Wool Co Wisconsin Woolen Spun Worsted Weight color Penny (CC2).

Or (823, 910, 992, 1057, 1149, 1217, 1310) (1409, 1481, 1578, 1685, 1763, 1865, 1977) yards / (752, 832, 907, 966, 1050, 1112, 1197) (1288, 1354, 1442, 1540, 1611, 1705, 1807) meters main color,

(100, 112, 123, 129, 141, 147, 159) (170, 176, 188, 200, 206, 217, 229) yards / (91, 102, 112, 118, 129, 134, 145) (155, 161, 172, 183, 188, 198, 209) meters CC1,

(83, 93, 102, 107, 117, 122, 132) (141, 146, 156, 166, 171, 180, 190) yards / (76, 85, 93, 98, 107, 112, 121) (129, 133, 143, 152, 156, 165, 174) meters CC2 worsted weight yarn.

NEEDLES
One 32 inch (80 cm) US size 7 (4.5 mm) (or size needed to obtain gauge), and one 32 inch (80 cm) US size 5 (3.75 mm) (or two whole sizes smaller than gauge needle) circular knitting needles.

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

GAUGE
19 stitches and 30 RNDs = 4 inches / 10 cm in stockinette on US size 7 (4.5 mm) needles.

SKILL LEVEL & SKILLS REQ’D
Easy +

Work in the round, German short rows, increase (m1L), decrease (ssk & k2tog), working two color colorwork.