As a child, I loved the Jeriko’s rose in my home. To see the little dried out lump of nothing unfold when placed in water, was a sure sign that Christmas was coming. It was magic, just as Christmas is magic!
This sweater is designed to use a set of 24 advent minis – but you can of course also go through your scraps and find 24 colors that play together well!
Jeriko’s Rose sweater is worked from the bottom up. That way, we can start knitting the body and the sleeves in November, so that when December 1st rolls around, we are ready to start knitting the colorful yoke, piece by piece, as we open our advent calendar.
1–2–3 (4-5-6) 7-8-9
Measurements on finished garment
Chest circumference: 90-100-110 (120-130-140) 150-160-170 cm / 35.4-39.4-43.3 (47.2-51.2-55.1) 59-63-67 in
Body length: 57-57-57 (60-60-60) 63-63-63 cm / 22.4-22.4-22.4 (23.6-23.6-23.6) 24.8–24.8-24.8 in
Jerikos Rose is designed to be worn with 5-15 cm / 1-3 inches ease. Body and sleeve length are easily adjustable, just remember to make the adjustments before starting the yoke. Changing the length will of course affect yardage!
24 mini skeins or scraps, each 20 gr. They can be DK weight or fingering – if you have fingering weight, you will just hold the yarn double.
In some of the sizes you will use some of the colors more than once. If you prefer to use all different colors, you will need 24-24-24 (24-25-26) 26-27-27 mini skeins.
Main color: 650-700-800 (900-1000-1100) 1200-1300-1400 meter DK or Worsted weight.
Remember, yardage is estimated and may vary between knitters!
3.75 (US5) circular 60 or 80 cm / 24 or 31 inches, using magic loop where needed.
3.25 mm (US3) circular 60 or 80 cm / 24 or 31 inches, using magic loop where needed.
Note: Needle size is just a suggestion. Adjust needle size if needed to obtain gauge.
20 stitches x 27 rows/rounds in stockinette stitch on larger needle = 10×10 cm (4×4 inches). Since this sweater is knit bottom up, you can start with a sleeve, and use that as your swatch!
Pay extra attention to your gauge when working the colorwork section and the sleeves. Many knitters tend to have a tighter gauge when doing colorwork or small circumference knitting. If this happens to you, you will need to go up a needle size.