A top-down Quarry yoke patterned with large leaves makes a deeply satisfying knit and a cozy garment that will become a winter favorite. The cabled motif smoothly incorporates some of the yoke increases within the structure of the “veins,” so read the chart closely. Subtle details — unusual hem and cuff treatments combining rib and stockinette; tiny reversible cables carried up from the yoke design into the ribbed turtleneck at the center front — strike just the right notes. Tundra is designed to fall to the low hip, so choose a size that allows freedom of movement.
- 1300 (1420, 1550, 1660, 1830, 1925) total yards of chunky weight wool yarn
- 13½ stitches & 21 rounds = 4″ in stockinette stitch with Size A needle, after blocking
- One 30-stitch repeat from chart measures 6¾” wide (between Rounds 22 and 44) with Size A needle, after blocking
- Note: Correct length of the one-piece yoke is dependent upon achieving the stated round gauge.
Size A (for Main Fabric)
- One each 24″ and 32″ circular needles and one set of double-pointed needles (DPNs)* in size needed to obtain gauge listed
- Suggested Size: 6½ mm (US 10½)
Size B (for Ribbing)
- One 32″ circular needle and one set of DPNs*, two sizes smaller than Size A
- Suggested Size: 5½ mm (US 9)
Size C (for Collar)
- One 16″ circular needle and one set of DPNs*, three sizes smaller than Size A
- Suggested Size: 5 mm (US 8)
*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).
- 39¾ (43¼, 46¾, 50¼, 54, 57½)” [101 (110, 118.5, 127.5, 137, 146) cm] circumference at bust
- Intended Ease: + 5–6″ [12.5–15 cm]
- Sample shown is size 39¾” [101 cm] with 5¾” [14.5 cm] ease on model
Tutorials for all special techniques listed below are included in the pattern:
- Backward Loop Cast On