This playful yoke adds a note of cheeky nostalgia to your cold-weather wardrobe. Graphic zigzag patterning is unrepentant fun against a splashy main color, but you could change the look entirely by substituting a quieter three-color scheme from the Shelter palette. The stranded colorwork on the lower torso, sleeves, and yoke uses only two colors per round. A comfortable unisex fit makes for easy layering.
Pattern includes sizing for both His and Hers.
Worsted weight wool yarn in the following approximate amounts:
- 565 (615, 715, 825) (880, 960, 1060, 1185) yards Color 1 (C1)
- 485 (535, 595, 655) (715, 770, 830, 915) yards Color 2 (C2)
- 85 (90, 100, 105) (110, 115, 120, 135) yards Colors 3 (C3)
Brooklyn Tweed Shelter (100% American Targhee-Columbia wool; 140 yards/50 grams)
Please note: the stitch patterns in this garment are charted only.
- 20 stitches & 30 rounds = 4″ in stockinette stitch with Size A needle, after blocking
- 20 stitches & 21 rounds = 4″ in chart patterns with Size B needle, after blocking
- Note: Correct length of the one-piece yoke is dependent upon achieving the stated round gauge.
Size A (for Single-Color Stockinette Stitch)
- One each 24″ and 32″ circular needles and one set of double-pointed needles (DPNs)* in size needed to obtain gauge listed
- Suggested Size: 4½ mm (US 7)
Size B (for Two-Color Rounds of Chart Patterns)
- One 32″ circular needle and one set of DPNs*, one size larger than Size A
- Suggested Size: 5 mm (US 8)
- Due to significant variance among knitters, your colorwork fabric should be swatched and wet-blocked prior to knitting your sweater to determine whether or not this needle size should be larger, smaller or equal to Size A. Please read about Speed-Swatching for Circular Knitting (see Special Techniques).
Size C (for Ribbing)
- One each 16″ and 32″ circular needles and one set of DPNs*, two sizes smaller than Size A
- Suggested Size: 3¾ mm (US 5)
Size D (optional; for Tubular Cast On and Bind Off only)
- One each 16″ and 32″ circular needles and one set of DPNs*, one size smaller than Size C
- Suggested Size: 3½ mm (US 4)
- Note: If you have adjusted the needle size to obtain the correct gauge, it may or may not be necessary to make a matching adjustment to the needle size used for Tubular Cast On due to variance in individual work. You may wish to test your chosen cast-on method on your swatch.
*32″ circular needle can be used instead of DPNs if using the Magic Loop method for working small circumferences in the round (e.g., Sleeves).
- 35¼ (38½, 41½, 44¾) (48, 51¼, 54½, 57½)” [89.5 (98, 105.5, 113.5) (122, 130, 138.5, 146) cm] circumference at chest
- Intended Ease: + 3–5″ [7.5–12.5 cm]
- Women’s sample shown is size 38½” [98 cm] with 4½” [11.5 cm] ease on model
- Men’s sample shown is size 44¾” [113.5 cm] with 6¾” [17 cm] ease on model
- The finished chest measurements are the same for both the Women’s and the Men’s versions; see Construction Notes for differences between the two versions. Note how the sizes are divided within the parentheses for ease of following instructions. Make a note of which position in which set of parentheses your chosen size falls before you begin.
Tutorials for all special techniques listed below are included in the pattern:
- Speed Swatching for Circular Knitting
- Color Dominance
- 1×1 Tubular Cast On (Circular Knitting; even number of stitches)
- Short Rows: Yarn Over Method
- 1×1 Tubular Bind Off
- Kitchener Stitch (Grafting)