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Badger and Bloom Sweater by Anne Ventzel Kit - Artyarns

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  • This gorgeous pattern by Anne Ventzel deserves to be knit equally gorgeous yarn, don't you think?

    BADGER AND BLOOM is worked from the top down and is a good project for a knitter without much experience with stranded knitting.

    Your Kit Includes:
    • Yarn: 2 colours of Artyarns Eco Cashmere and Silk Mohair which are held together throughout. See Sizes tab for more info on size options.

     Col A: XXS XS S M L XL XXL
    Eco-Cash skeins 3 4 4 4 5 5 6
    Silk Mo skeins 2 2 2 2 3 3 3
    Col B:
    Eco-Cash skeins 2 2 2 2 2 2 2
    Silk Mo skeins 1 1 1 1 1 1 1

    • Optional PDF pattern delivered to you by email

    You will also need:
    Double-pointed needles: 4.5mm (or circular needle for magic looping)
    Circular needles: 4.5mm, 5mm and 6mm, 40, 60 and 80cm
    Optional: A 4.5 mm straight needle for the optional Italian cast-on
    Or sizes needed to achieve pattern gauge.
    Stitch Marker
    Tapestry needle for darning your ends

    About The Yarn:

    We have chosen artyarns Eco Cashmere + artyarns Silk Mohair to create the most luxurious sweater combo that's as much a pleasure to wear as it is to knit. We know it will become your go-to staple sweater - despite the sumptiousness of the fibres, it's still perfect for everyday cozy.

    Eco Cashmere is spun from 100% Italian Cashmere: a blend of recycled cashmere (50%) and virgin cashmere (50%), and is incredibly light-weight and snuggly. 

    Hand-painted in stunning shades by the artisans at artyarns - this yarn blooms and gets very soft after washing, and never pills! 

    On top of this, Eco is carbon balanced and climate-smart yarn. In production it uses 74% less water, 66% less energy use, and 78% less carbon dioxide, i.e. 5 times lower environmental impact than a similar normal yarn.

    Artyarns Silk Mohair yarn is the highest quality Silk-Mohair blend we've ever found. Gorgeous, soft halo from the top-tier mohair, and fabulous lustre and shine from the high silk content (40% as compared to 28-30% in other brands of silk-mohair). This stuff isn't like your run-of-the-mill silk-mo.

    Absolutely no scratchiness, no plastic/acrylic. This yarn has been hand-painted by artisans, not machine dyed, so each skein has depth and interest.

    We also have kits in Isager Eco Soft here.
  • 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

    Sizes include positive ease of: 7 - 12 cm

    16 sts x 25 rows in stockinette stitch on a 5 mm needle = 10 x 10 cm
    16 sts x 19 rows in pattern on a 6 mm needle = 10 x 10 cm


    Eco Cashmere: 50% Recycled Cashmere, 50% Virgin Cashmere; 150m (164 yd) per 50g

    Silk Mohair: 60% fine Kid Mohair, 40% Mulberry Silk; 300m (330 yd) per 25g

    We recommend hand washing non-superwash, hand-dyed yarns.

    Although Artyarns are very consistent with their colourways, all hand-painted skeins are unique. If your project uses more than one skein, you may want to alternate / stripe the skeins.

    Block / wash in lukewarm water with some wool wash, and lay flat to dry. Artyarns set their dyes with steaming and thoroughly rinsing but differing water temperatures and chemicals can cause some dye to bleed in any yarn.

    If you're pairing light and dark colours, we recommend washing your swatch first to test for colour-fastness.
  • Artyarns was founded in 2002 by Iris Schreier, a celebrated knitwear author whose work appears in major knitting media outlets. 

    Artyarns fibers are manufactured in the United States. We strongly believe in local sourcing of materials and equipment. We utilize energy efficient systems and sustainable materials. Artyarns collaborates only with countries who follow International Labor Organization Standards.

    Before the art of knitting comes the art of yarn