Pullover with Colorwork Yoke

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The circular yoke is, to me, one of the most intuitive and best-suited sweater constructions for hand knitting. The yoke is shaped with only a few decrease rounds, which makes this type of sweater a wonderful canvas for colorwork patterning. Huron is worked in the round as a seamless pullover and employs a 2-color yoke pattern which you can indulge yourself in after knitting the body and sleeves in 1-color Stockinette stitch. I recommend using three separate needle sizes throughout the project—the largest needle for working 2-color rounds (it is necessary to go up to a larger needle when working colorwork to obtain the same gauge as 1-color stockinette in the same yarn). The medium size needle is used as your one-color ‘gauge’ work and will be used for the majority of the garment, aside from the yoke. The smallest needle is used for cuffs and collar to aid in keeping the garter stitch from flaring.


Two colors of worsted-weight wool yarn:

  • Approximately 1080 (1200, 1280, 1320, 1440) yards of Background Color (BC)
  • Approximately 200 (215, 220, 240, 360) yards of Dominant Color (DC)


  • Sample shown in Classic Elite Portland Tweed (#5078 & #5054)

Please note: the stitch patterns in this garment are charted only.

  • 18 stitches & 26 rounds = 4” in stockinette stitch on medium sized needle (US8)
  • 18 stitches & 19 rounds = 4” in colorwork pattern on larger sized needle (US10)
  • One 32” circular needle in three different sizes
  • Suggested Needles: US7 (4.5mm), US8 (5mm) & US10 (6mm)
  • One set of DPNs in both smaller sizes (US7 & US8)
  • Use sizes necessary to obtain gauge
Finished dimensions
  • 41 (45, 49, 53, 57)” garment circumference at chest
  • Designer recommends 4-5” of positive ease
  • Men’s Small (Medium, Large, X-Large, XX-Large)
Jared Flood
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