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Ursa Minor

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URSA MINOR is the little sister to URSA. It is a small bear of a sweater — chunky, bold, snuggly, fierce. With simple construction and subtle detailing, this cropped bulky weight pullover is a quick and enjoyable knit. The sweater is constructed from the top-down with raglan shaping for the sleeves and optional horizontal bust darts in 3 cup sizes. The pattern includes directions to try it on as you work and notations to help you tweak the size (including the length, if cropped isn’t your thing!) according to your preference. Also included in the pattern are links to custom video tutorials that will walk you through the techniques for half brioche stitch and German short rows.


Click here to view the test knitting round up on the EWE Fibers blog, showing the sweater in a range of sizes, modifications, and bodies.

Click here to view the #UrsaSweater hashtag on Instagram to connect with other knitters who have made this pattern for yarn ideas and styling inspiration!


Recommended yarn:
Ursa was designed for Echoview Fiber Mill’s Ranger Merino Bulky (100g/140yds per skein), a soft domestic Merino/Ramboiullet blend with a loose ply.

Other suitable yarns:

Briggs & Little Atlantic
Knit Picks Simply Wool Bulky
Knit Picks Wool of the Andes Bulky
Bendigo Woolen Mills Classic
Custom Woolen Mills Prairie Soft Spun

Valley Yarns Berkshire Bulky
Ístex Álafosslopi
Brown Sheep Lanaloft Bulky
Brown Sheep Lamb’s Pride Bulky
Schoolhouse Press Sheepswool

Brooklyn Tweed Quarry
Quince  Puffin
Malabrigo Chunky
Baa Ram Ewe Dovetone Natural Chunky

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