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Ba'ku Sweater - Knitting Pattern

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Ba’ku is a top down, circular yoke sweater inspired by a frosted glass vase I received many years ago from a dear friend. The yoke is knit in your contrast color, and the colorwork is completed in your main color, to help maximize yarn usage. This lovely sample is knit in a scrumptious silk blend from another dear friend, Robin of Loved Ones Yarn.
It is named for a fictitious people from my favorite science fiction franchise. The Ba’ku were a culture that had rejected technology and reverted to a simpler existence. Their community consists of many artisans who create beautiful handmade items. This bold geometric pattern reminds me of their woven tapestries, but with soft edges achieved by working with natural materials.
This sweater is meant to be worn with 2 - 4” (5-10cm) of positive ease. Measurements given are for finished chest circumference, so pick the size that includes the ease you would like. Long sleeved sample is a size 5, worn on a 46” (117cm) chest with 2” (5cm) of positive ease.
Short sleeved sample is a size 3, worn on a 38” (97cm) chest with 2” (5cm)

Size: 1 (2, 3, 4) {5, 6, 7} 8, 9, 10
Finished chest circumference: 32 (36, 40, 44) {48, 52, 56} 60, 64, 68”; 81 (91, 102, 112) {122, 132, 142} 152, 163, 173cm
Upper arm circumference: 10 (11, 12.5, 13.5) {14, 15, 16.5} 18, 19, 19.5”; 25 (28, 32, 34) {35.5, 38, 42} 46, 48, 49.5cm

Long Sleeved Option:
Main Color “Stormbringer” - 3 (3, 3, 3) {4, 4, 5} 5, 5, 6 skeins; or 829 (943, 1063, 1191) {1289, 1482, 1631} 1834, 1979, 2180 yards; 758 (862, 972, 1089) {1179, 1335, 1491} 1677, 1810, 1993 meters
Contrast Color “Tamara” - 1 skein; or 133 (151, 169, 190) {211, 238, 261} 284, 317, 349 yards; 122 (138, 154, 174) {193, 218, 239} 269, 290, 319 meters

Short Sleeved Option:
Main Color “Cupid’s Tears” - 2 (2, 3, 3) {3, 4, 4} 4, 5, 5 skeins; or 687 (780, 877, 984) {1105, 1243, 1369} 1538, 1666, 1849 yards; 628 (713, 802, 900) {1010, 1137, 1252} 1406, 1523, 1691 meters
Contrast Color “Stormbringer” - 1 skein; or 133 (151, 169, 190) {211, 238, 261} 284, 317, 349 yards; 122 (138, 154, 174) {193, 218, 239} 269, 290, 319 meters

Or any other fingering weight yarn with which you can achieve gauge.
Please note these are estimates only, and adjustments to the pattern and gauge may alter yarn usage.

This pattern has been tech edited and test knit, and should be error free. However, if you feel that you have encountered one, or just need some help, please reach out to me at knitsbylindalou@gmail.com. I’m happy to help!

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