Honey Badger Jumper


A warm vibrant knit with a simple patterned colourwork body contrasted against a bright chest and arm. Like the Honey Badger, a sleek and multi-toned look, accentuating the length of your arms across the chest. A knit to cosy up in, or dress up with a skirt for a winter meeting. 

The jumper is knit in the round from the bottom up with waist and bust shaping, a yoke construction and raglan shaping. The body is knit in a two-toned colourwork pattern while the sleeves and yoke are knit in a contrasting solid colour.

The pattern is written for the beautifully soft Indiecita Luxurious 100% Baby Alpaca Yarn. It could be knitted in a lighter 4-ply or sport weight woolly yarn with good structure, or another soft/ silky DK weight yarn.

Difficulty Moderate
Due date 2019-02-20
Craft Knitting
Test secrecy Teasable
Pattern source (brand and/or designer) made by kelly o
Spots available 8
Gauge 32 sts & 32 rows = 10cm/ 4" in stockinette (one colour); 28 sts & 34 rows = 10cm/ 4" in colourwork pattern
Charted or written pattern Written
Sizes required Sizes 1 (2, 3, 4, 5, 6)

Skills required

short rows, long tail cast on, colourwork, increasing, decreasing

Finished measurements

Finished bust/chest measurements: 74 (84, 94, 104, 114, 124)cm / 29 (33, 37, 41, 45, 49)” – to be worn with 0-10cm / 0-2.5” negative ease

See schematic for more measurements

Construction type In the round from the bottom up
Required or recommended yarn Indiecita Luxurious 100% Baby Alpaca Yarn
Tools required

US 2/ 2.75mm circular needle, 60cm / 32” length OR DPNs OR straight needles Always use a needle/hook size that will result in the correct gauge after blocking.

4 stitch holders (3 same, 1 different)

Stitch holder or scrap yarn

Tapestry needle

Ownership of the finished item The finished item is yours to keep.
Requirements from the tester
  • Please create a project page at the start of the test with the following information to be added and share it with the test thread. Info to be added as you go along:
  • Link to pattern once released
  • Listing of yarn used & yardage for size worked - Please use a yarn that is readily available to others.
  • Listing of needle size
  • At least one clear photo of the finished and blocked garment, modelled on you or your recipient. Good photos taken in daylight conditions are important.
  • I also welcome positive comments if you enjoyed the pattern or like the finished item. But please do not post comments about any problems or errors found during the test as these should be dealt with in the test thread.
  • Progress updates and photos once a fortnight would be appreciated
Rewards from the designer

All testers will get a finished copy of this pattern once they post the photo of the FO on the project page, mark it as complete, and link it to the live pattern. If you complete this by the 20 February, I will also give you another pattern of your choice from my Ravelry store.


The designer has created the following milestones, in order to keep track of progress during the test knit. By marking off each milestone as you complete it, you can easily keep the designer up to date with your progress.

2019-01-27: Completed Body
2019-02-10: Completed Sleeves
2019-02-17: Completed Yoke



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