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BADGER and BLOOM Sweater

A Pure & Simple Wool

100% Aquilana wool

Sport weight with 100g – 300m


100% alpaca

Light Sport weight with 100g – 350m


A warm and cozy sweater to wear, with striking yet very simple colorwork sections, it’s knitted top down in the round.
This design by Anne Ventzel features very interesting details, like the Italian cast on and cast off,change of needle size for different sections and color dominance guide, that give a gorgeous final effect. 
We used Pure and Simple Wool - Latte e Menta - as color A and AURA - Luna nuova - as color B, held double. We thought to suggest a few other combinations we adore, in colder or warmer shades:

Color A: Anice - Color B: Luna Nuova
Color A: Ambra - Color B: Mogano
Color A: Sorbetto - Color B: Mogano


You may pick up the shades you prefer directly in the SHOP, to build your combination; we dyed some extra colorways of both bases, so that you can have plenty of options.
Please follow yarn requirements that follow:

Sizes: (XXS) XS (S) M (L) XL (XXL)
Bust circumference: (85) 90 (95) 100 (105) 110 (115) cm
Length: (53) 54 (55) 56 (57) 58 (59) cm
Sleeve length: (38) 39 (40) 41 (42) 43 (44) cm
Positive ease: 7 - 12 cm
Our sample is knitted in size XL with some length added to the body and sleeves

Yarn Requirements
Color A - Pure and Simple Wool - 100g - 300m : (2) 2 (2) 2 (3) 3 (3) skeins
Color B - AURA - 100g - 350m : (1) 1 (2) 2 (2) 2 (2) skeins ( please remember yarns is held double)

** Needles - these are the sizes we used, that differ from the pattern ones ! **

Double-pointed / circular needles: 4,5 mm for stranded knitting sections
Double-pointed / circular needles: 4 mm for stockinette stitch sections
Double-pointed / circular needles: 3,75 mm for borders
Optional: A 4,5 mm straight needle for the Italian cast-on

NOTE: We followed the advice to go up a size when working a stranded knitting pattern to maintain the same gauge. It is different from knitter to knitter whether or not there is a gauge change when knitting with more than one color, so remember that it is a good idea to knit a swatch before beginning the project.

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