2021 is the Knit With Attitude Year Long Knit A Long! Every month we celebrate a pattern from the Knit With Attitude Anniversary Collection. To read all about it see the introductory blog post.

Next up in the Year Long Knit Along is Rebel by May Linn 'Maya' Bang. Rebel is a simple but flattering jumper worked from the top down with pleasing waist shaping, and slightly longer at the back than the front. Knit in stripes with a fun contrast ribbing at the neck, cuffs and hem.

Maya says about the design:

For the longest time, this design was called the ‘nothing to wear’ jumper, for those moments where you stare blankly into your wardrobe and nothing quite fits the mood. A simple, comfortable jumper that can be worn for any occasion, paired with jeans or a dress, with a flattering shape to make you feel pretty. My inspiration was the thin striped T-shirts worn by ‘rebels’ of their time – Debbie Harry, Elvis, Johnny Depp in Cry-Baby – all with a nod to old-time prison uniforms. An easy-going but still interesting knit, with an unexpected colour pop at the hem, neckline and cuffs, to please your inner rebel.

Rebel uses three different colours of the G-uld No. 4 which is held double throughout. Two main colours for the stripes and one for the contrast details. G-uld No. 4 is the beautiful blend of 75% Falkland Merino and 25% Gotland wool naturally dyed by G-uld in Denmark.

SIZES 
1 (2, 3, 4)(5, 6, 7, 8) 
Designed to be worn with 5-10cm (2-4 inches) positive ease on the body, and 0-3cm (0-1.25in) positive ease on the sleeves.

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS 
Chest circumference 
87 (94, 99, 107.75)(116.5, 123.5, 127, 134)cm / 34.25 (37, 39, 42.5)(46, 48.75, 50, 52.75)in. Total length (front) 
53.5 (55, 56, 57.5)(58.5, 60, 61, 62.5)cm / 21 (21.5, 22, 22.5)( 23, 23.5, 24, 24.5)in. 
Total length (back) 
60 (61, 62.5, 63.5)(65, 66, 67.5, 68.5)cm / 23.5 (24, 24.5, 25)(25.5, 26, 26.5, 27)in. 
Neckline circumference 
57.75 (60.75, 66.75, 72.75)(78.5, 84.5, 90.5, 96.25)cm / 22.75 (24, 26.25, 28.5)(31, 33.25, 35.5, 38)in. 
Waist circumference 
80 (87, 92.25, 92.25)(110, 116.5, 120, 127)cm / 31.5 (34.25, 36.25, 39.75)(43.25, 46, 47.25, 50)in. Hip circumference 
87 (94, 99, 107.75)(116.5, 123.5, 127, 134)cm / 34.25 (37, 39, 42.5)(46, 48.75, 50, 52.75)in. Upper arm circumference 
27 (28.75, 29.5, 32.25)(34.75, 39.25, 41, 44.5)cm / 10.5 (11.25, 11.75, 12.75)(13.75, 15.5, 16, 17.5)in. 
Lower arm circumference 
23.5 (23.5, 26, 28.75)(31.25, 34, 36.5, 39.25) cm / 9.25 (9.25, 10.25, 11.25)(12.25, 13.5, 14.5, 15.5)in. 
Sleeve length from underarm 
38.5 (39.5, 41, 41)(42, 43.5, 43.5, 44.5)cm / 15 (15.5, 16, 16)(16.5, 17, 17, 17.5)in.

YARN 
Note: Recommended yarn is held double throughout. 
G-uld, No.4 (very light 4ply/fingering; 
75% Falkland Merino, 25% Gotland wool; 650m / 710yds per 100g skein) in 3 contrasting colours. 
Colour names are not given in this pattern as G-uld do not repeat colourways, owing to qualities of natural dyeing. 
2 (2, 2, 2)(2, 3, 3, 3) x 100g skeins in MC1. 
2 (2, 2, 2)(2, 3, 3, 3) x 100g skeins in MC2. 1 (1, 1, 1)(1, 1, 1, 1) x 100g skeins in CC1.

With a massive restock in G-uld No. 4 there are so many gorgeous combinations, have fun creating your own or take a look below for couple inspiring pairings to get you started. Remember you can post pictures at any stage of your project to participate in the prize draw.