Miss Rachel's Yoke by Kate Davies Designs

Miss Rachel's Yoke

March 2016
Sport (12 wpi) ?
26 stitches and 33 rows = 4 inches
in colourwork stockinette in the round
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
1320 - 1800 yards (1207 - 1646 m)
31½ - 48 ins
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Inspired by a beautiful Kashmir shawl at Gawthorpe Hall, this yoke sweater with matching, separate gauntlets celebrates the life and work of Rachel Kay Shuttleworth, who founded a wonderful textile collection for future generations to enjoy.

ebook includes patterns for both yoke and gauntlets, together with an essay exploring the history of the shawl which inspired these designs.

20% of sales of each pattern go directly to Gawthorpe Textile Collection.


31½ (33¾, 35¾, 38¾, 41¾, 45, 48) ins / 79.5 (86, 90.5, 98.5, 106.5, 114, 122) cm
Select the size closest to, or just above your actual bust measurement. Shown in the first size with an inch of positive ease.
Pattern includes a detailed sizing table with all key garment measurements (to allow you to adjust the sweater’s shaping to suit you)

Buachaille (100% Scottish Wool; 110m / 120yds per 50g
MC: Haar 6 (6, 7, 7, 8, 9, 9) x 50g skeins
CC1: Macallum 1 x 50g skein for all sizes
CC2: Furze 1 x 50g skein for all sizes
CC3: Squall 1 x 50g skein for all sizes
CC4: Islay 1 x 50g skein for all sizes
CC5: Hedder 1 x 50g skein for all sizes
These yarn quantities are sufficient to make both the yoke sweater and the accompanying gauntlets.

Needles and Notions
gauge-size circular needles 60-80cm / 24-32in long
gauge-size circular needles 100cm / 40in long
below-gauge-size circular needles 60-80cm / 24-32in long
below-gauge-size circular needles 40cm / 16in long
Gauge-size and below-gauge-size needles of your preferred type for working small circumferences Waste yarn. Stitch markers. Tapestry needle.

Photography by Tom Barr
Tech editing by Jen Arnall-Culliford

Please note that the accompanying gauntlets are made separately, and are not integral to the garment.