Wheat-Ear Cable Yoke
Pattern Description from Interweave Knits, Summer 2007 “Pam Allen likes to contrast knitted textures with smooth stockinette. In her raglan pullover, a sleek bodice and sleeves flow into a yoke of delicate cables. The cable patterns - a two-stitch twist alternating with a seven-stitch wheat ear - are more etched than sculptural. They add decoration without bulk. Wear the yoke as shown, or slide it down to reveal a little shoulder.”
“‘I like knitting a yoke, round or raglan, on a circular needle. For the Wheat-Ear Cable Yoke Pullover, I worked raglan decreases because I wanted to keep the vertical pattern intact; I didn’t want the lines to taper toward the neckline. I also wanted the yoke pattern to dip into the bodice, so I started the cable pattern a few inches below the armhole.’”
Finished Size: Finished Size 35 (40, 45, 50)” bust circumference.
Yarn: Tahki Torino (100% extra fine merino; 94 yd 86 m/50 g): #124 dusty rose, 10 (12, 14, 16) balls.
Yarn Weight: #4 - Medium
Needles: Sizes 6 (4 mm), 7 (4.5 mm), and 8 (5 mm): 24” circular (cir). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Notions: Cable needle (cn); stitch holders; markers (m); tapestry needle.
Originally Published: Interweave Knits, Summer 2007