Bousta Yoke by Gudrun Johnston

Bousta Yoke

Knitting
November 2022
Bulky (7 wpi) ?
14 stitches and 20 rows = 4 inches
in Colorwork Pattern
US 9 - 5.5 mm
US 10 - 6.0 mm
680 - 1170 yards (622 - 1070 m)
36½ (40, 43½, 46¾) (51½, 54¾, 58¼, 61¾)” / 92.5 (101.5, 110.5, 118.5) (131, 139, 148, 157) cm at chest, after blocking.
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Worked in a bulky weight yarn, matching the listed gauges is particularly important in order to end up with a sweater size that matches the listed finished measurements. Any differences in stitch and/or round gauge will dramatically affect the measurements of the chest/sleeve circumferences and yoke depth, respectively. Take time to ensure that you have the correct gauge and make necessary adjustments if gauge cannot be achieved. The pattern’s yoke section includes two fit checks to allow for customization if one’s round gauge differs from that of the pattern. Worked to desired length, both the body below the yoke and the sleeves may easily be lengthened or shortened. Note that any adjustments in length and/or variations in gauge will affect total yardage required.

Sizes
1 (2, 3, 4) (5, 6, 7, 8)
36½ (40, 43½, 46¾) (51½, 54¾, 58¼, 61¾)” / 92.5 (101.5, 110.5, 118.5) (131, 139, 148, 157) cm at chest, after blocking.
Shown in size 43½”/ 110.5cm with approx. 4” / 10cm of positive ease.
Suggested ease is between 2-5” / 5-12.5cm of positive ease.
Sample shown does not have short rows at yoke.

Needles
Smaller, for Stockinette Stitch and Ribbing:
US 9 / 5.5mm 16” / 40cm circular needle
US 9 / 5.5mm 32 or 40” / 80 or 100cm circular needle
US 9 / 5.5mm set of dpns for small circumference in the round; alternatively use a
long circular for Magic Loop
Larger, for Colorwork:
US 10 / 6mm 16” / 40cm circular needle
US 10 / 6mm 24” / 60cm circular needle
US 10 / 6mm 32 or 40” / 80 or 100cm circular needle

These are suggested needle sizes. As the pattern uses a bulky weight yarn, a small deviation in gauge can result in a significant change in finished size. Take time to swatch and find the
correct needle sizes for your yarn and style of knitting that will result in the listed gauges after blocking.

Yarn
Bulky weight yarn in the following amounts:
MC: 495 (540, 600, 650) (725, 755, 810, 860) yds / 452 (494, 548, 594) (663, 691, 741,
786) m
CC1: 55 (60, 65, 70) (75, 80, 85, 90) yds / 50 (55, 59, 64) (69, 73, 78, 82) m
CC2: 65 (75, 80, 85) (90, 100, 105, 110) yds / 59 (69, 73, 78) (82, 91, 96, 101) m
CC3: 65 (75, 80, 85) (90, 100, 105, 110) yds / 59 (69, 73, 78) (82, 91, 96, 101) m
Shown in Shetland Marl Chunky by Jamieson’s of Shetland (100% Pure Shetland Wool;132yds/120m/100g)
Broch (MC), Sholmit (CC1), Camel (CC2), Gingersnap (CC3)

Gauge
14 sts and 20 rnds = 4” / 10cm in Fair Isle Yoke Pattern on US 10 / 6mm needle, blocked
14 sts and 21 rnds = 4” / 10cm in Stockinette Stitch in the round on US 9 / 5.5mm needle, blocked

Notions
Scrap yarn or 2 stitch holders, stitch marker, tapestry needle

Construction
This sweater is worked in one piece from the top down with a circular yoke construction.
Optional short rows are used to raise the back yoke of the sweater for a better fitting neckline. Sleeves and body are separated at the underarm and worked down to the cuffs and hem.