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Ruska Sweater Kit PRE-ORDER
Ruska Sweater Kit PRE-ORDER
Ruska Sweater Kit PRE-ORDER
Ruska Sweater Kit PRE-ORDER
Ruska Sweater Kit PRE-ORDER
Ruska Sweater Kit PRE-ORDER

Ruska Sweater Kit PRE-ORDER

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Well, the preorder day is finally here for the gorgeous colorwork Ruska Sweater Kit designed by the talented Jessica McDonald. I have had my eye on this one for quite a while as Jessica started posting about it on her Instagram account @jessicamknits many months ago and she used one of her favorite yarns, our earthy Wisconsin Woolen Spun yarn. 

I am almost done with the body of my very own Ruska. The sleeves will go quickly once I am done with the ribbing at the hem. I love how the colorwork yoke extends into the body and sleeves. It gives the sweater a unique look. I also love the heavier worsted yarn and some of the dainty color patterns Jessica selected. Ruska really is a masterpiece.

We have beautiful Ruska Sweater kits available for you to preorder today. The yarn is being spun and hand-dyed at the small mill right now. It is scheduled to be finished on or around December 1st, 2020, so the shipping will start shortly after December 1st. We have a limited number of kits available for preorder right now. If the kits sell out quickly we will quickly put in for another yarn order with the mill. If you miss this round, please sign up for your size and email notification on the Ruska Sweater Kit page. You will then be sent an automatic email update when the kits are back up for another round of preorders.  

I hope you’ll join me in knitting the perfect wintery sweater this season. I think you will just love this fun and fast and addicting sweater knit. It’s such a good distraction and Ruska would make a wonderful gift.

The Ruska sweater comes in a size range from 32.75-inches to 65.75-inches for the bust measurement with 2-4-inches of positive ease recommended.

Included in the kit will be enough yarn to make one sweater in your selected size, stitch markers which come in handy especially for the colorwork section, and a hand-stamped project bag to hold your project and yarn as you work.

The Ruska sweater pattern is NOT included in the kit. If you are purchasing a kit or you are just interested in the pattern, please purchase the pattern directly from Jessica McDonald on either Ravelry or her website. The pattern is currently 15% off with the code RUSKA on both places!  
Pattern Information:

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.

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.