Adelaide Yoke Pullover by Kate Gagnon Osborn

Adelaide Yoke Pullover

January 2011
Aran (8 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 27 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch on larger needle, worked in rounds; 19 stitches and 25 rounds = 4" (10 cm) in yoke pattern on larger needle, worked in rounds.
US 8 - 5.0 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
1176 - 1666 yards (1075 - 1523 m)
About 31½ (35½, 40½, 44½, 48½, 52½)" (80 [90, 103, 113, 123, 133.5] cm) bust circumference.
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Icelandic yoke sweaters were first introduced to the public in the mid-twentieth century, inspired by a variety of knitting techniques and cultures that included the Bohus yoke pull-overs introduced by Anna-Lisa Mannheimer Lunn, classic Norwegian lice-stitch sweaters, and intricate beaded collars of the Greenland national Costume.

Although a young technique relative to the lengthy history of knitting, this style of sweater is a true classic design that is easily identifiable among knitters. the Adelaide pullover is directly inspired by Icelandic sweaters but has been updated with a longer, closer fit, waist shaping, and short-rows prior to the stranded patterning for a good fit and comfortable neckline. Ultra-feminine soft colors are utilized in lieu of traditional natural sheep colors for an additional twist on tradition.

Sweater shown measures 35½“ (90 cm). Sweater is designed for a close fit with zero ease.