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biches & bûches no. 1 // knitting kit

biches & bûches no. 1 // knitting kit

from 74.00

the no. 1, astrid's favorite, and one of our best-sellers. elegant, with a traditional nordic feeling to it. the sweater is worked flat in four pieces and sewn together. for the advanced beginner who knows the fair-isle knitting technique for the borders. it is matching the biches & bûches no. 56, our winter mittens kit from the accessories. so many amazing color combinations possible. the one in the photographs is the turquoise & beige combo.

we have created 4 different color-combos that you can see on the yarn photos :
01_ turquoise + beige
02_ very dark grey + off white
03_ blue grey + very light pink
04_ dark burgundy grey + white (the burgundy looks a bit darker on the photo than it is for real)
05_ you can also choose your own two colors and create your custom colors ! then all you gotta do is have a look at all our "le petit lambswool" yarn, and fill out the box at the bottom of the page !

the wool : it is the biches & bûches le petit lambswool, a pure lambswool from scotland, of a beautiful natural quality. astrid knit the sweater with needles 2,5mm / UK 12,5 / US 1,5 and 3mm / UK 11 / US 2,5 - which can find in our tools shop.

sizes of kits : each size has its kit !
sizes in the pattern : x-small / small / medium / large / x-large (all sizes are in the pattern) 

the knitting kit : your biches & bûches knitting kit includes all the yarn you need to knit your sweater in the chosen size and colors + the pattern + the little biches & bûches knitting pouch. 

skill level : 2 out of 5
techniques : knit stitch + purl stitch + fair-isle knitting + the rest is knit one color at a time + picking up stitches + 3-needle cast off (for the shoulders) + sewing using mattress stitch
(everything is of course explained in the pattern, it's just to give you a hint of what techniques you will be knitting !)
construction : the sweater is knit flat, beginning at the lower hand, and we knit with one color at a time.

dimensions of the finished sweater :
x-small : chest width 48cm [18.91"]/ length 53cm [20.88"]/ sleeve length 38cm [14.97"]/ armhole 19cm [7.49"]
small : chest width 52cm [20.49"]/ length 55cm [21.67"] / sleeve length 39cm [15.37"]/ armhole 20cm [7.88"]
medium : chest width 56cm [22.06"]/ length 57cm [22.46"]/ sleeve length 40cm [15.76"]/ armhole 21cm [8.27"]
large : chest width 60cm [23.64"]/ length 59cm [23.25"]/ sleeve length 41cm [16.15"]/ armhole 22cm [8.67"]
x-large : chest width 64cm [25.22"]/ length 61cm [24.03"]/ sleeve length 42cm [16.55"]/ armhole 23cm [9.06"]

how to determine your size : take a sweater from your wardrobe that you love and measure its dimensions. it may not have the exact same shape, but it will give you an idea of the size to choose. the biches & bûches designs are intended loose, we suggest choosing a size a bit bigger than smaller ! <3

designed by astrid at the biches & bûches atelier

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