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Water Bearer Cropped Bundles – Jacqueline Cieslak & Ritual Dyes

Water Bearer Cropped Bundles – Jacqueline Cieslak & Ritual Dyes

Water Bearer Cropped Bundles – Jacqueline Cieslak & Ritual Dyes


Water Bearer is a sweater inspired by and designed for the creative, justice-minded, free spirit of the Aquarian zodiac. With seamless top-down construction and a dramatic brioche shawl collar, this cardigan provides for an elegant and absorbing knit. The pattern includes 12 sizes, two length options, written and charted instructions for the brioche waves, and 5 video tutorials that cover everything from choosing the correct size to picking up stitches and working the i-cord bind off along the edges of the collar. – Jacqueline Cieslak

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Water Bearer Cropped Bundles by Jacqueline Cieslak with Ritual Dyes

The Water Bearer sweater is inspired by the Aquarius horoscope, created with Ritual Dyes in their star-sign inspired Zodiac Yarn!

Jacqueline chose Priestess in colourway ‘Aquarius’ for this cute cropped cardigan and we love the way it looks. Our founder Imogen has her version in colourway ‘Capricorn’, a gorgeous maroon.

We created bundles for the cropped version of this cardigan in its original Priestess colourway, but feel free to check out the pattern on Ravelry for the full description including the full length cardigan.


  • Jacqueline’s Original: Ritual Dyes Priestess in Aquarius (blue)
  • Imogen’s Choice: Ritual Dyes Priestess in Capricorn (maroon)

If you’d like to choose a different colourway feel free to pick out your own Priestess skeins here, using the size guide above.

Pattern not included – pick up a paper pattern here or view it on Ravelry.


This sweater is designed for a DK weight wool/wool blend. Sample in Ritual Dyes Priestess DK (250 yds/115g) in Aquarius. Priestess is a 100% fine superwash merino with a 4-ply twist.

CROPPED Yarn requirements in Priestess DK: (4, 4, 4, 4) [5, 5, 6, 6] {6, 7, 7, 8}

Full length yarn requirements are available here.

Gauge: 19 sts and 28 rows over 4”/10cm in brioche after blocking

Recommended needles:

  • Main needles: US 6 (4 mm) 32”/80 cm OR 40”/100 cm circular; DPNs for sleeves if not using magic loop
  • Larger needles: US 8 (5 mm) 24”/60 cm — used only for i-cord on the back of the neck when starting project

Sizes by UPPER bust circumference in inches/cm: (30, 32.5, 35.25, 37.75) [40.25, 42.75, 45.25, 47.75] {50.25, 52.75, 55.25, 57.75} “ / (76.5, 83, 89, 95.5) [102, 108.5, 115, 121.5] {127.5, 134, 140.5, 147} cm

To choose your size, measure the circumference at your upper bust (your chest at your underarms) and select the closest exact size. If you are between sizes, I recommend sizing down.

In the pattern photos, Jacqui (Aquarius) is wearing a cropped size 47.75” /121.5 cm with B bust darts.


Jacqueline's Original, Imogen's Choice


Sizes 1 – 4, Sizes 5 – 6, Sizes 7 – 9, Sizes 10 – 11, Size 12

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