Epistrophy is the title of a Be Bop “standard” composed and popularised by Thelonius Monk in 1942. The tune is characterised by its repetition and modification of a single, imitative phrase (or epistrophe). Like the tune, as this yoke progresses, the diced pattern imitates, repeats and modifies a single motif. Epistrophy is worked in the round and then steeked. The necklace-style yoke features a graphic monochrome pattern with integrated shaping which sits across the top of the shoulders.
Bust with bands overlapped 32¾ (34½, 36½, 38¼, 41¼, 43, 44¾, 46½, 51, 52¾) in
For a neat fit (as pictured) choose a size with 0-1in positive ease from your bust measurement, and for a relaxed fit work with 2-3in positive ease
MC (silver) 4 (4, 5, 5, 5, 6, 6, 6, 7, 7) balls
CC (steel) 1 ball all sizes
Needles and notions
60-80cm / 24-30in gauge-size circular needle for working body and yoke top.
60-80cm / 24-30in below gauge-size circular needle for working body rib.
Gauge-size and below gauge-size needles of your preferred type for working small circumferences for sleeves
100cm / 40in gauge-size circular needle for working yoke and front openings and holding sts.
40cm / 16in below gauge-size circular needle for working neck rib.
Stitch markers of two types, x and y
1.25cm / ½in buttons x 10-12
Tape or ribbon for finishing steek edges (optional) Tapestry needle
You may wish to read my blog post about creating this design
This applies ONLY to print copies of the first edition of Yokes. All subsequent editions and digital copies have been updated.
Page 50, second column - Beaded Rib Pattern for hem and neck Round 2 should read: K3, *p2, k3*, rep from * to * around.