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Boskular

Job type Test knit
Description

Boskular is a colourwork yoke jumper, worked seamlessly from the top down. It features stranded knitting in two colours on the yoke, hem and cuffs. The neckband, hem and cuffs are worked in the contrast colour.

Difficulty Moderate
Due date 2021-01-20
Craft Knitting
Test secrecy Postable
Advertiser Marina Skua
Spots available 9
Sizes required 1 : 2 testers needed
2 : Filled!
3 : Filled!
4 : Filled!
5 : 1 testers needed
6 : Filled!
7 : 1 testers needed
8 : 2 testers needed
9 : 2 testers needed
10 : 2 testers needed
Finished measurements

Sizes: 1 (2, 3, 4, 5) [6, 7, 8, 9, 10]

Measurements
Finished chest circumference:
83.5 (94.5, 102, 112.5, 123.5) [134.5, 145.5, 156.5, 163.5, 174.5] cm / 33 (37.25, 40, 44.5, 48.75) [53, 57.25, 61.5, 64.5, 68.75]”
Front yoke depth (excluding ribbing): 21 (22, 23, 24, 25) [26, 27, 28, 29, 30] cm / 8.25 (8.75, 9, 9.5, 9.75) [10.25, 10.75, 11, 11.5, 11.75]”
Body length from underarm: 35 cm / 13.75” (customisable) 
Upper sleeve circumference: 27 (30, 32.5, 35.5, 39.5) [43.5, 47, 51, 53, 56.5] cm / 10.75 (12, 13, 14.25, 15.75) [17.5, 18.75, 20.25, 21.25, 22.5]”
Wrist circumference: 20 (23.5, 23.5, 26.5, 26.5) [26.5, 26.5, 30, 30, 30] cm / 8 (9.5, 9.5, 10.5, 10.5) [10.5, 10.5, 12, 12, 12]”
Sleeve length: 41 cm / 16.25”

The sample shown is size 2 worn with 5 cm / 2” positive ease at widest point of chest. 


 

Gauge 22 sts x 30 rounds = 10 cm / 4" in stockinette
Charted or written pattern Charted
Skills required

Working in the round, knitting accurately to gauge, stranded colourwork, following a chart, basic increases and decreases.

Working from a Google Doc and adding comments within the pattern for any queries. 

Construction type In the round, top down, seamless yoke
Required or recommended yarn Garthenor Organic Number 2/Pentland (these can be mixed and matched) – 20% discount available. Substitutions welcome.
Yardage MC: 612 (680, 748, 816, 918) [986, 1054, 1156, 1190, 1258] m / 669 (744, 818, 892, 1004) [1078, 1153, 1264, 1301, 1375] yd. CC: 306 (306, 340, 374, 408) [442, 476, 510, 544, 578] m / 335 (335, 372, 409, 446) [484, 521, 558, 595, 632] yd. You are likely to need more yarn if substituting or making any modifications to length.
Tools required

Needles 
3 mm / US 2.5 circular needle (or needle 2 sizes smaller than main needle)
3.5 mm / US 4 circular needle (or size required to obtain correct gauge)
Optional: 3.75 mm / US 5 circular needle (or size needed to obtain correct gauge for colourwork)

Notions: Stitch markers, locking stitch marker, scrap yarn or stitch holders, darning needle for sewing in ends. 


 

Ownership of the finished item The finished item is yours to keep.
Requirements from the maker
  • Swatch and ensure you knit the pattern precisely at the correct gauge.
  • Testers are welcome to modify the yoke depth, body length and sleeve length at the points specified in the pattern. 
  • Create a Ravelry project and add at least one modelled photo by the deadline.
  • For the deadline, I am happy for testers (especially for larger sizes) to finish the body and one sleeve to check the fit if this makes a difference to you managing the deadline. 
Rewards from the designer

The designer is offering discounted or free pattern(s) to testers

Testers who complete on time will receive a finished PDF of the pattern as well as a coupon code for a free pattern from my Ravelry store. 

There is a 20% discount code on the Garthenor Number 2 and Pentland yarn available if you choose to use the specified yarn for your project. 

Milestones

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.

2020-12-04: Cast on
2020-12-20: Finished yoke
2021-01-12: Finished body
2021-01-20: Finished at least one sleeve
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