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Amikihia Knits - The Harvester

Amikihia Knits - The Harvester

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When the grapes are plump and ripe, the wheat is golden and crisp and the last of the Black boy peaches (with their dusky pink skin) are being gathered before the winter cold creeps in, it is a time of busy harvest. Those crisp mornings when we are reminded of why we prepare and harvest, as the cold starts to bite and takes longer to recede, needs a warm and practical jersey to perform the last of the wintery preparations. This is The Harvester!

The Harvester is a bottom-up drop shoulder jersey, with the hem and body being worked in the round. There is a simple lace section involving three colours, which is surrounded by the main colour, and then simple two-colour colour-work sections for three different motifs. A Latvian braid or Garter stitch Rounds then separate this section from the rest of the body, which is worked straight up in the main colour in the round. The front and back are then separated and worked flat with neck and shoulder shaping, before being joined together at the shoulders with a 3-needle bind-off. The sleeves are picked up and worked down with decreases to the cuff, and either a Latvian braid or the Garter Stich Rounds are repeated and are then completed with a simple 2x2 rib. The neckband is picked up and finished with a 2x2 rib. After-thought pockets are optional and can be made finally, just for those moments where a hand needs warming!

The colour work section has three colours but is worked in only two colours at a time making it an easy fun sweater! The body and arm lengths can be easily adjusted to make a perfect fit for you.

Finished Sizes
The Harvester has a recommended 1-4” / 2.5 – 10 cm of positive ease. Choose a size to knit that is between 1-4” / 2.5 - 10 cm larger than your actual bust size.
Finished Garment Bust Circumference: 32 (36, 40, 44, 48) 52, 56, 60, 64” / 81 {91, 102, 111, 121} 132, 142, 152, 162} cm

Needles and Notions
US 6 / 4 mm circular needles 32” / 80 cm long and for small circumference knitting.
US 4 / 3.5 mm circular needles 32” / 80 cm long and for small circumference knitting.
Adjust needle size as needed to obtain correct gauge and if required for colour work.
Circular stitch markers, stitch holders, tapestry needle and waste yarn.

Yarn – please note these yarn amounts are estimates
Wild Earth Yarns Somerset DK 100% Perendale / Black Merino non-superwash wool with approximately 136 yds / 125 m per 50 gm ball
Colour A – Grape: 9 (9, 10, 11, 12) 13, 14, 15, 16 balls required
Colour B – Hazel, Colour C – Rosebud, Colour D – Dove: 1 ball required of each colour
If substituting yarn you will need approximately - Colour 1: 1150 (1220, 1320, 1420, 1540) 1660, 100, 1940, 2090 yds / 1050 (1120, 1210, 1300, 1410) 1520, 1640, 1770, 1910} metres; Colours 2, 3 and 4: 55 – 130 yds / 50 – 120 metres per colour

22 stitches / 32 rows per 4” / 10cm using US 6 / 4 mm needle on stockinette in the round after blocking. Please be aware you may need to increase needle size over the colour work section to keep gauge.

We recommend the following DK yarns: Ashley 8 ply, Naturals 8 Ply, ReNew 8 Ply, Vespers 8 Ply, Kiwiyarn-A Merino DK, HHF Merino DK. 


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