A classic circular yoke sweater that helps build your knitting skill set with simple two-color brioche and stranded color work.
This sweater is knit from the top down, in the round, with a folded collar, two color brioche yoke and stranded colorwork body and sleeves. You will separate the sleeves placing them on hold while the body is finished with a simple slip stitch textured pattern. The sleeves are then returned to the needle, picking up stitches for the underarm for a totally seamless sweater!
1 (2, 3, 4, 5)(6, 7, 8, 9)
FINISHED BUST CIRCUMFERENCE
32.5 (37, 41, 45, 50)(54, 58.5, 62.5, 67.5)”
82.5 (94, 104, 114.5, 127)(137, 148.5, 159, 171.5) cm
Recommended ease is 0-5”/0-12.5 cm; sample is shown in Size 2 on a 34”/86.5 cm bust with 3”/7.5 cm positive ease.
These are just approximations. Total yarn usage will depend on the yarn you use (fiber content, ply, etc.), your personal gauge, and any modifications you may make.
Light fingering weight (272 yds/50 g)
MC - 778 (877, 957, 1068, 1193)(1300, 1417, 1553, 1710) yds
143 (162, 176, 197, 220)(239, 261, 285, 315) g
CC - Fingering/Sport Weight (200 yds/approx. 50 g)
200 (226, 246, 275, 307)(335, 365, 400, 440) yds
50 (56, 61, 68, 76)(83, 91, 100, 110) g
The main color yarn used for this pattern is a light woolen spun yarn. Please note that if you are substituting a worsted spun yarn the yardage should be similar, but you will use more grams. I recommend using the yardage as your guide and buying an extra skein if you are concerned about running short. I love how light, yet warm, a woolen spun yarn is and find they give a similar result to what I might expect when buying a ready to wear sweater. For the contrast color, I let my yarn choice do the work for me! Instead of using a solid or multiple solids to create a shift in colors, the yarn I chose has long gradual changes in color that add excitement during the knitting process and add interest to the finished garment.
YARNS WE SUGGEST:
- (CC) Spincycle Dyed in the Wool - shown in Castaway
- Woolfolk TYND
- North Light Fibers Spring Street
- YOTH Little Brother
- Cashmere People Yarns Cashgora
- The Farmer's Daughter Fibers Soka'pii
Main Fabric: US 5/3.75 mm - 24”/60 cm to 40”/100 cm circular and preferred needles for small circumference knitting (Magic Loop or DPNs)
Brioche: US 4/3.5 mm - 24”/60 cm to 32”/80 cm circular for yoke
Ribbing: US 3/3.25 mm - 16”/40 cm circular for collar, 24”/60 cm to 40”/100 cm for hem and preferred needles for small circumference knitting for cuffs
Sleeve Fabric: US 6/4 mm - Preferred needles for small circumference knittingsee Notes on Pg. 3
Small crochet hook for Provisional cast on
(Use the needle size you need to achieve and maintain gauge.)
Stitch marker, row counter (recommended), scissors, waste yarn for provisional cast, and waste yarn or stitch holders for sleeves
23 sts x 32 rnds = 4”/10 cm on Main Fabric needle, measured over Body Stitch Pattern in the round after blocking.
22 sts = 4”/10 cm on Brioche needle, measured over two color brioche in the round, after blocking.
TECHNIQUES TO INDULGE IN
Provisional cast on
Two color brioche
Picking up stitches
Images courtesy of Andrea Mowry