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Voe

Knitting
September 2017
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
27 stitches and 40 rows = 4 inches
in single-color stockinette stitch with Size A needle, after blocking
US 3 - 3.25 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
1810 - 3215 yards (1655 - 2940 m)
32 (35½, 39, 42¾, 46¼, 49¾, 53¼)" [81.5 (90, 99, 108.5, 117.5, 126.5, 135.5) cm] circumference at bust
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A blaze of fall color about the shoulders makes this cheerful Loft pullover a pleasure to knit and wear. Worked circularly from the bottom up with gentle waist shaping, Voe offers plenty of mellow stockinette before the fireworks of the yoke. An innovative stranding approach creates tiny dashes of woven color amid the motifs. The hem and cuffs are distinguished by a contrast-color cast-on and garter double rib, with the yoke design echoed on the sleeves. The slim, tailored fit and wide, shallow neckline give Voe a vintage, feminine feel.

Yardage

Fingering weight wool yarn:
1575 (1755, 1965, 2175, 2415, 2640, 2870) yards Color 1 (C1)
130 (140, 150, 165, 170, 185, 190) yards Color 2 (C2)
105 (115, 125, 135, 140, 150, 155) yards Color 3 (C3)

Yarn

Brooklyn Tweed Loft — 100% American Targhee-Columbia Wool (275 yards/50 grams)
6 (7, 8, 8, 9, 10, 11) skeins of C1
1 skein each of C2 and C3
Photographed in colors Truffle Hunt (C1), Embers (C2) & Camper (C3) and Snowbound (C1), Old World (C2) & Faded Quilt (C3)

Gauge

27 stitches & 40 rounds = 4” in single-color stockinette stitch with Size A needle, after blocking
27 stitches & 35 rounds = 4” in charted colorwork with Size B needle, after blocking

Note: Correct length of the one-piece yoke is dependent upon achieving the stated round gauge.

Needles

Size A (for Single-Color Stockinette Stitch and Garter Rib)
One each 16”, 24” and 32” circular needles and one set of double-pointed needles (DPNs)* in size needed to obtain gauge listed
Suggested Size: 3¼ mm (US 3)

Size B (for Charted Colorwork)
One 32” circular needle and one set of DPNs, one size larger than Size A
Suggested Size: 3½ mm (US 4)

Due to significant variance between knitters, your colorwork fabric should be swatched prior to knitting your sweater to determine whether or not Size B should be larger, smaller or equal to Size A. Please read about Speed Swatching for Circular Knitting (see Special Techniques).

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).

Finished Dimensions

32 (35½, 39, 42¾, 46¼, 49¾, 53¼)“ 81.5 (90, 99, 108.5, 117.5, 126.5, 135.5) cm circumference at bust
Intended Ease:

Tutorials for all special techniques listed below are included in the pattern:

Speed Swatching for Circular Knitting 
Color Dominance 
German Twisted Cast On
Short Rows: Sunday Method
Kitchener Stitch (Grafting)

Skill Level

4 out of 5

Please note: the stitch patterns for this garment are charted only.