Avena

Knitting
December 2021
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette
US 3 - 3.25 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
1135 - 2170 yards (1038 - 1984 m)
Sized inclusively with 13 size options - see notes below.
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This circular yoke sweater takes a surprising twist with diagonal colorwork cascading down from the neckline. Enjoy simple, engaging, and meditative knitting as the branches swirl around the yoke as you work. I used 2 shades that are similar in both color and darkness, for a smooth transition through the colorwork. Your color choices can change the theme of this design entirely. I see pine boughs, feathers, golden grain swaying in the wind, or a sunlit meadow. DK or worsted weight yarn are suitable for this pattern. The yoke is beginner friendly with memorizable motifs and top down, seamless construction makes it easy to try on this sweater as you knit.

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SIZES
A (B, C, D, E, F, G)(H, I, J, K, L, M)

FINISHED BUST CIRCUMFERENCE
36.5 (38, 40, 42, 44.75, 47.5, 50)(54.5, 57.5, 60, 62.75, 64.75, 67.5)” / 91 (95, 100, 105, 112, 119, 125)(136, 144, 150, 157, 162, 169) cm.
Note: Sizes listed are the finished sweater measurements. Designed to be worn with positive ease. Choose the sweater size that is 2-6”/ 5-15 cm larger than your actual bust circumference. Shown in size C with 4”/ 10 cm positive ease.

YARN
Wishbone Yarn Flax Flower Twist, worsted weight, 196 yds / 180 m / 3.5 oz / 100 grams
MC: Wishbone – 5 (6, 6, 7, 7, 8, 8)(8, 8, 9, 9, 10, 10) skeins
CC1: Karoo Honey - 1 skein for all sizes
CC2: Mouthful of Sun – 1 (1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1)(1, 1, 2, 2, 2, 2) skein(s)

Or wool or wool blend DK or worsted weight yarn in the following amounts:

MC: 950 (1100, 1150, 1200, 1250, 1400, 1450)(1500, 1550, 1600, 1700, 1800, 1850) yds / 869 (1006, 1052, 1098, 1143, 1281, 1326)(1372, 1418, 1463, 1555 1646, 1692) m
CC1: 45 (50, 55, 60, 65, 70, 75)(80, 85, 90, 95, 100, 105) yds / 41 (46, 51, 55, 60, 64, 69)(73, 78, 83, 86, 92, 96)
CC2: 140 (145, 150, 160, 170, 180, 185)(190, 195, 200, 205, 210, 215) yds / 129 (133, 138, 147, 156, 165, 170)(174, 179, 183, 188, 193, 197) m

GAUGE
20 sts and 28 rnds = 4”/ 10 cm in stockinette st, in the round, on needle B, blocked.

NEEDLES
(Note: Swatch to determine what needle sizes you need to use. Needle sizes are only a suggestion.)
Needle A: US 3 / 3.25 mm DPNs or 16” (40 cm) circular (neckline).
Needle B: US 5 / 3.75 mm DPNs and 32” (80 cm) or longer circular needle for yoke, body and magic looping sleeves.
Needle C: US 4 / 3.5 mm 24” (60 cm) or longer circular for ribbed hem.

DIRECTIONS
Starting at the neckline, this sweater is worked seamlessly from the top down starting with a rolled neckline. The stranded yoke is worked and then short rows are added to shape the back of the sweater. The sleeves and body are separated and worked in the round.